Florida A&M Rattlers football

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Florida A&M Rattlers Football
2015 Florida A&M Rattlers football team
FA&MRattlers logo.png
First season 1907
Head coach Alex Wood
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Home stadium Bragg Memorial Stadium
Stadium capacity 25,500
Stadium surface Natural grass
Location Tallahassee, Florida
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference MEAC
All-time record 567–274–23 (.670)
Postseason bowl record 28–21–2 (.569)
Claimed national titles 1978

Green and Orange

Mascot Rattlers
Marching band Marching 100
Rivalries Bethune-Cookman Wildcats football
Website FAMUAthletics.com

The Florida A&M Rattlers football team represents Florida A&M University in the sport of American football. The Rattlers compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the south division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They play their home games at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee. The Rattlers have won twelve black college football national championship, twenty nine Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) titles, eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles and one national title in the history of their football program.

Annual Classic[edit]


Black College Football National Championships[edit]

  • 1938
  • 1942
  • 1950
  • 1952
  • 1954
  • 1957
  • 1959
  • 1961
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1998
  • 2010

NCAA Division I FCS National Championships[edit]

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Rattlers have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs seven times with a record of 5–6. They were I-AA National Champions in 1978, the first year of Division I-AA.

Year Round Opponent Result
1978 Semifinals
National Championship Game
Jackson State
W 15–10
W 35–28
1996 First Round Troy State L 25–29
1997 First Round Georgia Southern L 37–52
1998 First Round
Troy State
Western Illinois
W 27–17
L 21–24
1999 First Round
Appalachian State
Troy State
Youngstown State
W 44–29
W 17–10
L 24–27
2000 First Round WKU L 0–27
2001 First Round Georgia Southern L 35–60

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 60 Florida A&M alumni have played in the NFL,[1] including:


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