1996 U of S Huskies Football
1996 Vanier Cup Champions
The University of Saskatchewan posted a record of seven wins and one loss as they finished first in the Canada West football conference in 1996. They beat University of British Columbia 37-16 to win the West playoff and then beat Guelph 33-9 in the Churchill Bowl national semi-final.
They went on a 31-point spree during the second half to beat St. Francis Xavier X-Men 31-12 to capture the 1996 Vanier Cup, emblematic of Canadian university football supremacy.
Quarterback Brent Schneider was voted the game's outstanding player for the second time in his career, throwing for 237 yards and three touchdowns. Jaret Rennie scored two touchdowns and David Murza scored one as part of the offensive output. Cornerback Mike Stewart had a 51-yard interception return for another Huskies touchdown.
Linebacker Warren Muzika was voted the game's most outstanding defensive player.
Brian Towriss was head coach of the Huskies, achieving his second Vanier Cup victory.
Front Row l to r: Brandon Leatherdale, Chris Flory, Brent Schneider, Barry Radcliffe, David Blackburn, Bart Arnold, Rick Wakeman, Mike Harrington, Brian Towriss (Head Coach), Ed Carleton, Darrell Burko, Scott Farmer, Bob Coffin, Jason Olynyk, Joe Saul, Steve Cornish, David Rogers, Al Bodnarchuk (Massage Therapist)
Second Row: Katie Spriggs (Equipment Manager), Joelle Burley (Athletic Therapist), Colin Tanner, Tim Coucill, Nathan Shaw, Colin Dutton, Tony Boensch, Trent Bagnall, Jason Fielden, Jason Johnston, Shawn Babiuk, David Fisher, Shawn Grant, Matt Kellett, Darren Nagel, James Repesse, Scott Flory, Ian Hundeby, Eric Kirschner, David MacPherson, Ryan Flett (Manager)
Third Row: Todd Receveur (Athletic Therapist), Kevin Lefsrud, Mark Dutton, Mike Milo, Dan Tkatchuk, Luc Oleniuk, Trevor Ludtke, Aaron Moser, Doug Rozon, Mike Stewart, Jon Farthing, Warren Muzika, Jaret Rennie, Todd Lynden, Tony Chad, Brandon Stroh, Joel Ebbers, Gregg Meikle, Aki Georgacacos, Sean Reader, Nathan Schellenberg
Fourth Row: Shawn Beurts, Carl Gutek, David Straub, Trevor Koot, Chad Wiens, Rylan Egan, T.J. Zavlanos, Tyler Majcher, Troy Biever, Rudi Tessman, Rob Martz, Kimble Christie, Jason Crumb, Tyler Forsyth, Glen Carson, Sim Yan Yok
Back Row: Rick Medernach, Derek Malinchuk, Brennan Fobel, Brad Mitchell, Justin Loshack, Jason Weber, Mike Beazely, David Murza, Ryan Smith, Mark Anderson