North Carolina Central Eagles football

The North Carolina Central Eagles football program is a college football team representing North Carolina Central University. The Eagles play at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

North Carolina Central Eagles football
2021 North Carolina Central Eagles football team
NCCU Eagles wordmark.svg
First season1922
Head coachTrei Oliver
1st season, 4–8 (.333)
StadiumO'Kelly–Riddick Stadium
(capacity: 10,000)
Field surfaceTurf
LocationDurham, North Carolina
All-time record427–356–31 (.544)
Claimed national titles1 (Black College): 2006
Unclaimed national titles2
(Black College): 1954
(Black College Div. II): 2005
ColorsMaroon and gray[1]



  • 1952–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1955–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1986: NAIA Division I
  • 1973–2010: NCAA Division II
  • 2011–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit



Year Championship Coach Overall record Conference
1954 Black College National Co-Champions Herman Riddick 7–1–1 CIAA
2005 Black College National DII Champions Rod Broadway 10-2 CIAA
2006 Black College National Co-Champions Rod Broadway 11-1 CIAA

Conference ChampionshipsEdit

Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)

  • 2016 MEAC Football Champions.
  • 2015 MEAC Football Co-Champions.
  • 2014 MEAC Football Co-Champions.

Division II

  • 2006 Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Football Champions.
  • 2005 Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Champions
  • 1980 Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Champions

Alumni in the NFLEdit

Over 25 North Carolina Central alumni have played in the NFL,[2] including:

Playoff appearancesEdit

NCAA Division IIEdit

The Eagles made three appearances in the Division II playoffs, with a combined record of 1-3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1988 First Round
Winston-Salem State
Sacramento State
W, 31–16
L, 7–56
2005 Second Round North Alabama L, 21–24
2006 Second Round Delta State L, 17–24


  1. ^ North Carolina Central University – Our Color Palette (PDF). Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Central Players/Alumni -". Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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