The Richmond Spiders are a college football team representing the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond was the Division I Football Championship Subdivision champion for the 2008 season. Richmond currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Wayne Lineburg was named interim head coach of the Spiders on August 23, 2011, succeeding Latrell Scott, who had resigned on that same day.
In 2008, #7 Richmond beat Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian State, and Northern Iowa to advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship against Montana. In the FCS National Championship Game on December 19, 2008, they defeated Montana 24–7 to win the first team NCAA national title for the University of Richmond in any sport.
Richmond's traditional rival in many sports is the College of William & Mary. Richmond and William & Mary have met 120 times since 1898, making the rivalry (sometimes referred to as "the South's oldest rivalry") the fourth most-played in Division I college football. Only Lafayette-Lehigh, Princeton-Yale, and Harvard-Yale have played more games. The winner of the annual W&M–Richmond match-up claims the Capital Cup (formerly the I-64 Trophy), which reflects the historical significance of the cities of Williamsburg and Richmond as the last two capitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Richmond scored a 13–10 victory in 2009's inaugural Capital Cup, with kicker Andrew Howard making a 48-yard field goal as time expired.
Complete List of Draftees
Undrafted players and non-NFL draftees 
- Rick Sowieta, linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders
- Carmen Cavalli, Oakland Raiders draft pick (1960)
- Reggie Evans, Running Back
- Bruce Gossett, Kicker
- Matt Joyce, Guard/Tackle
- Paris Lenon, Linebacker
- Matt Snider, Fullback
- Brendan Toibin, Kicker
- Stacy Tutt, Fullback
- Josh Vaughan, Running Back
- Eric Ward, Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos 2011 Season
- Winston October, Defensive Back Kick Returner Montreal Alouettes, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner Washington Redskins and Edmonton Eskimos
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