Weber State Wildcats football

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The Weber State Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Weber State University, located in Ogden, Utah. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and is a charter member of the Big Sky Conference, founded in 1963. The school's first football team was fielded a year earlier in 1962. Home games are played at the 17,312-seat Stewart Stadium. The Wildcats are led by coach Mickey Mental following the 2022 departure of Jay Hill, the winningest coach in program history.

Weber State Wildcats football
2023 Weber State Wildcats football team
First season1962; 61 years ago (1962)
Head coachMickey Mental
1st season, 3–3 (.500)
StadiumStewart Stadium
(capacity: 17,312)
LocationOgden, Utah
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceBig Sky
All-time record334–333–3 (.501)
Playoff appearances10
Playoff record8–10
Conference titles8 (1965, 1968, 1987, 2008, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
RivalriesIdaho State
Southern Utah (Beehive Bowl)
ColorsPurple and white[1]
MascotWaldo the Wildcat

History edit

Classifications edit

Conference memberships edit

Postseason results edit

Weber State's first postseason appearance was in 1987.[2]

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs edit

The Wildcats have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs ten times, with an overall record of 8–9.

Year Round Opponent Result Head coach
1987 First Round
@ Idaho
@ Marshall
W 59–30
L  23–51
Mike Price
1991 First Round @ Northern Iowa L  21–38 Dave Arslanian
2008 First Round
@ Cal Poly
@ Montana
W 49–35
L  13–24
Ron McBride
2009 First Round @ William & Mary L  25–38
2016 First Round @ Chattanooga L  14–45 Jay Hill
2017 First Round
Second Round
Western Illinois
@ Southern Utah
@ James Madison
W 21–19
W 30–13
L  28–31
2018 Second Round
SE Missouri State
W 48–23
L  18–23
2019 Second Round
Kennesaw State
@ James Madison
W 26–20
W 17–10
L  14–30
2020 First Round Southern Illinois L 31–34
2022 First Round
Second Round
North Dakota
@ Montana State
W 38–31
L  25-33

Retired numbers edit

No. Player Position Career No. ret. Ref.
10 Jamie Martin QB 1989–92 2014 [3][4]

Jamie Martin led the NCAA Division I-AA in passing (336.4 yards per game) and total offense (337.6 yards per game) in 1990. He was named to the First-team All-Big Sky Conference.

Martin followed his strong sophomore campaign with a spectacular junior year in 1991. He completed 310 of 500 passes for 4,125 yards and 35 touchdowns. He again led the Division I-AA in passing (375.0 yards per game) and total offense (394.3 yards per game). Martin set Division I-AA records for pass completions (47), passing yards (624), and total offense yards (643) in a game against Idaho State. Martin was named First-team All-American and was awarded the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top Division I-AA player in the nation.

In his senior season in 1992, he led the Big Sky in passing (291.5 yards per game) and earned Third-team All-American honors. Martin finished his career as the all-time leader in passing (12,207 yards) and total offense (12,287 yards) in the history of Division I-AA football. His 87 career touchdown passes were a Big Sky record. He played in the 1993 East–West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl.

National award winners edit

Walter Payton Award
Year Name Position
1991 Jamie Martin Quarterback

The Walter Payton Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding offensive player in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) of college football.

All-Americans edit

Notable former players edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Weber Color Palette". Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Boling, Dave (November 28, 1987). "Vandals to wing it; Weber waits for answer to prayer". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  3. ^ Weber State to retire Jamie Martin's jersey at, 14 Oct 2014
  4. ^ Former WSU quarterback first Wildcat to have jersey retired at - 13 Nov 2014

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