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The Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Gardner–Webb University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference. Gardner–Webb's first football team was fielded in 1970. The team plays its home games at the 9,000 seat Ernest W. Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The Runnin' Bulldogs are coached by Ron Dickerson, Jr.
Notable former players
Notable alumni include:
Gabe Wilkins - Defensive Tackle for Green Bay Packers 1994-1997, San Francisco 49ers 1998-1999 
Jim Garrison - American Football Head Coach