1996 NAFL season (Jayverse)

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The 1996 NAFL season was the 77th regular season of the North American Football League.

Top Draft Choices

Charlotte Panthers draft Tim Biakabutuka (RB)

San Francisco 49ers draft Keyshawn Johnson (WR)

Nashville Titans draft Eddie George (RB)

Birmingham Vulcans draft Willie Anderson (T)

Atlanta Falcons draft Shannon Brown (DT)

Saskatchewan Roughriders draft Mike Sutherland (C)

Reno Aces draft Terrell Owens (WR)

Oklahoma City Outlaws draft Simeon Rice (DE)

Central Valley Coyotes draft La'Roi Glover (DT)

New Orleans Saints draft Alex Molden (CB)

Cleveland Browns draft Jonathan Ogden (T)

Austin Armadillos draft Zach Thomas (LB)

Minnesota Vikings draft Duane Clemons (DE)

New York Jets draft Alex Van Dyke (WR)

Edmonton Elks draft Don Blair (WR)

Baltimore Ravens draft Ray Lewis (LB)

Philadelphia Eagles draft Jermane Mayberry (G)

Seattle Seahawks draft Pete Kendall (G)

Winnipeg Bombers draft Andrew Henry (CB)

Boston Patriots draft Terry Glenn (WR)

Washington Sentinels draft Andre Johnson (T)

Honolulu Raiders draft Rickey Dudley (TE)

Tucson Wranglers draft Justin Ring (LB)

Sacramento Condors draft Marvin Harrison (WR)

San Jose Surge draft Tedy Bruschi (LB)

Vancouver Lumberjacks draft Mark Pimisken (LB)

Montreal Alouettes draft Denis Montana (WR)

Indianapolis Racers draft Dedric Mathis (FS)

Dallas Texans draft Kavika Pittman (DE)

Kansas City Colts draft Jerome Woods (SS)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Marcus Jones (DE)

Calgary Stampeders draft Farrell Duclair (FB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Jamain Stephens (T)

Chicago Bears draft Walt Harris (CB)

St. Louis Stallions draft Lawrence Phillips (RB)

Buffalo Bills draft Eric Moulds (WR)

Green Bay Packers draft John Michels (T)

Los Angeles Rams draft Eddie Kennison (WR)

Denver Broncos draft John Mobley (LB)

Cincinnati Chargers draft Marco Battaglia (TE)

Toronto Huskies draft Kelly Wiltshire (CB)

Detroit Lions draft Reggie Brown (LB)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats draft Kyle Walters (FS)

Houston Oilers draft Bryant Mix (DE)

New York Giants draft Cedric Jones (DE)

Arizona Firebirds draft Leeland McElroy (RB)

Miami Dolphins draft Daryl Gardener (DT)

Jacksonville Sharks draft Kevin Hardy (LB)

Oakland Invaders draft Je'Rod Cherry (CB)

Hartford Breakers draft Jon Runyan (T)

San Diego Destroyers draft Tony Banks (QB)

Charlotte Panthers draft Muhsin Muhammad (WR)

Birmingham Vulcans draft Brian Dawkins (FS)

Quebec City Voyagers draft Joe Horn (WR)

Edmonton Elks draft Sheldon Napastuk (DT)

Baltimore Ravens draft Jermaine Lewis (WR)

Boston Patriots draft Adam Vinatieri (K)

Washington Sentinels draft Stephen Davis (RB)

Montreal Alouettes draft Bryan Chiu (C)

Indianapolis Racers draft Lawyer Milloy (SS)

Kansas City Colts draft Donnie Edwards (LB)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Mike Alstott (RB)

Los Angeles Rams draft Josh Miller (P)

Denver Broncos draft Tory James (FS)

New York Giants draft Olindo Mare (K)

Miami Dolphins draft Larry Izzo (LB)

Southern California Sun draft Donnie Abraham (CB)

Jacksonville Sharks draft Tony Brackens (DE)

Oakland Invaders draft Detron Smith (RB)

Final Standings

NFC East: Montreal Alouettes (22-8), Hartford Breakers (20-10), New York Giants (18-12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17-13), Toronto Huskies (17-13), Baltimore Ravens (17-13), Jacksonville Sharks (16-14), Washington Sentinels (15-15), Philadelphia Eagles (12-18), Charlotte Panthers (12-18), Quebec City Voyageurs (8-22)

NFC Central: Green Bay Packers (21-9), Dallas Texans (19-11), Kansas City Colts (16-14), Indianapolis Racers (16-14), Austin Armadillos (16-14), Chicago Bears (14-16), Detroit Lions (14-16), St. Louis Stallions (13-17), Mexico City Diablos (!3-17), Nashville Titans (12-18), New Orleans Saints (9-21)

NFC West: Sacramento Condors (25-5), Las Vegas Gamblers (21-9), Portland Storm (20-10), Vancouver Lumberjacks (17-13), Calgary Stampeders (15-15), Denver Broncos (14-16), Seattle Orcas (13-17), Arizona Firebirds (13-17), Edmonton Elks (12-18), San Francisco 49ers (11-19), Los Angeles Rams (9-21)

AFC East: Brooklyn Barons (18-12), Hamilton TIger-Cats (17-13), Atlanta Falcons (16-14), Halifax Schooners (15-15), Miami Dolphins (15-15), Boston Patriots (14-16), Buffalo Bills (14-16), Ottawa Canadians (13-17), Orlando Wizards (13-17), Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (10-20), New York Jets (10-20)

AFC Central: CIncinnati Chargers (21-9), Cleveland Browns (19-11), San Antonio Dreadnoughts (17-13), Memphis Steamers (17-13), Oklahoma City Outlaws (15-15), Minnesota Vikings (14-16), Pittsburgh Steelers (14-16), Houston Oilers (11-19), Winnipeg Bombers (10-20), Birmingham Vulcans (10-20), Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-21)

AFC West: San Diego Destroyers (22-8), San Jose Surge (19-11), Oakland Invaders (18-12), Salt Lake City Pioneers (16-14), Southern California Sun (15-15), Honolulu Raiders (15-15), New Mexico Rattlers (14-16), Reno Aces (14-16), Central Valley Coyotes (13-17), Spokane Shock (13-17), Tucson Wranglers (12-18)

Playoffs

AFC Semi-Final: San Jose def. San Diego 38-21, Cincinnati def. Cleveland 41-35

NFC Semi-Final: Las Vegas def. Sacramento 23-20, Sacramento def. Montreal 31-28

AFC Championship: San Jose def. Cincinnati 28-23

NFC Championship: Las Vegas def. Green Bay 42-24

Super Bowl XXXI (at The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA): San Jose def. Las Vegas 31-14

Pro Bowl (at The Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL): AFC def. NFC 41-13

League Leaders

Passing Yards - David Forrest (Vancouver) 9,036

Passing TD's - David Forrest (Vancouver) 76

Passing Rating - August Winkler (Montreal) 113.7

Rushing Yards - Anthony Zamora (Washington) 3,017

Receiving Yards - Henry Williams (Denver) 3,619

Total Points - Tyler Bone (Sacramento) 264

Tackles - Bobbie Olsen (Chicago) 236

Sacks - Scott Phelan (Kansas City) 24

Interceptions - Stephen Jordan (Calgary) 12