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Austin Peay Governors football

The Austin Peay Governors Football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Austin Peay State University located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1930. They were previously a member of the Pioneer Football League from 2001 through 2005. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Governors
2019 Austin Peay Governors football team
Austin Peay Athletics logo.svg
First season1930
Head coachMark Hudspeth
1st season, 7–3 (.700)
StadiumFortera Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Field surfaceAstroTurf
LocationClarksville, Tennessee
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
All-time record283–535–16 (.349)
Conference titles2
ColorsRed and White[1]



  • 1957–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

Retired numbersEdit

Austin Peay has retired two jersey numbers in program history. [2]

No. Player Position Tenure
30 John Ogles RB 1963–66
84 Harold Roberts WR 1967–70

Conference championshipsEdit

Austin Peay has won two conference championships, both outright. [3]

Year Coach Conference Record Conference record
1948 David B. Aaron Volunteer State Athletic Conference 8–2 2–0
1977 Boots Donnelly Ohio Valley Conference 8–3 6–1


  1. ^ "APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". January 5, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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