The 1896 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans for the 1896 college football season, as selected by Casper Whitney for Harper's Weekly and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
All-American selections for 1896
- WC = Walter Camp Football Foundation
- CW = Casper Whitney, published in Harper's Weekly magazine.
- PI = Philadelphia Inquirer
- NYW = The World of New York selected by Harry Beecher
- LES = Leslie's Weekly by W.T. Bull
- Bold = Consensus All-American
- Charles "Buck" Wharton, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (WC-1; PI-1)
- Wylie G. Woodruff, Penn (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
- Shaw, Harvard (LES-2; NYW-1)
- Crowdis, Princeton (LES-1)
- L. J. Uffenheimer, Penn (LES-2)
- Edgar Wrightington, Harvard (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1)
- Addison Kelly, Princeton (WC-1; PI-1; NYW-1; LES-2)
- John William Dunlop, Harvard (LES-1)
- Bannard, Princeton (LES-2)
- John Baird, Princeton (WC-1; NYW-1; LES-1)
- John Minds, Penn (College Football Hall of Fame) (PI-1)
- Edward Newcomb Wrightington, Harvard (LES-2)
- ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation".
- ^ "The Inquirer's All-American Team: This Organization is a Hard One to Pick, but Here is the Best". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1896-11-29.
- ^ "Sunday World's All-America Football Team". The World. 1896-11-29.
- ^ "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001.
- ^ Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
- ^ There were two players on the 1896 Harvard team with the surname Shaw: Francis George Shaw, '97, and James Ebenezer Norton Shaw, '98.