Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football

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Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
2016 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football team
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First season 1970
Athletic director Chuck Burch
Head coach Carroll McCray
4th season, 20–26 (.435)
Stadium Ernest W. Spangler Stadium
Seating capacity 9,000
Field surface Turf
Location Boiling Springs, North Carolina
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Big South Conference
All-time record 212–224–3 (.486)
Conference titles 2
Colors Scarlet, White, and Black[1]
For information on all Gardner–Webb University sports, see Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

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.[2] 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 Carroll McCray



  • 1970–1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1991–1999: NCAA Division II
  • 2000–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Gabe Wilkins - Defensive Tackle for Green Bay Packers 1994-1997, San Francisco 49ers 1998-1999 [1]

Jim Garrison - American Football Head Coach


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