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Samford Bulldogs football

The Samford Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Samford University located in the U.S. state of Alabama. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. Samford's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 6,700 seat Seibert Stadium in Homewood, Alabama. The Bulldogs are coached by Chris Hatcher.[2]

Samford Bulldogs
2019 Samford Bulldogs football team
Samford Bulldogs wordmark.svg
First season1902
Athletic directorMartin Newton
Head coachChris Hatcher
5th season, 27–19 (.587)
StadiumSeibert Stadium
(Capacity: 6,700)
Field surfaceLSR Blade
LocationHomewood, Alabama
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceSouthern Conference
All-time record464–463–47 (.501)
Conference titles1 (2013)
RivalriesJacksonville State (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans27
ColorsBlue and Red[1]



  • 1937–1971: NA
  • 1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973: NCAA Division III
  • 1974–1983: No program
  • 1984–1988: NCAA Division III
  • 1989–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs five times with an overall record of 2–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1991 First Round
New Hampshire
James Madison
Youngstown State
W 29–13
W 24–21
L 0–10
1992 First Round Delaware L 21–56
2013 First Round Jacksonville State L 14–55
2016 First Round Youngstown State L 24–38
2017 First Round Kennesaw State L 17–28

Notable former playersEdit


  1. ^ Samford Brand Identity Standards (PDF). April 1, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Samford Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-11.

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