Jackson State Tigers football

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Jackson State Tigers football
2015 Jackson State Tigers football team
First season 1911
Head coach Tony Hughes
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Stadium Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seating capacity 60,492
Field surface Natural grass
Location Jackson, Mississippi
Conference SWAC
Division East
Conference titles 16
Colors Blue, White, and Gray[1]
Marching band Sonic Boom of the South
Website jsutigers.com

The Jackson State Tigers are the college football team representing the Jackson State University. The Tigers play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.



  • 1958–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1982: NAIA Division I
  • 1956–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1976: NCAA Division II
  • 1977: NCAA Division I
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]


National Championships (HBCU)[edit]

  • 1962
  • 1985
  • 1996

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs 12 times with a record of 0–12.

Year Round Opponent Result
1978 Semifinals Florida A&M L 10–15
1981 Quarterfinals Boise State L 7–19
1982 First Round Eastern Illinois L 13–16
1985 First Round Georgia Southern L 0–27
1986 First Round Tennessee State L 23–32
1987 First Round Arkansas State L 32–35
1988 First Round Stephen F. Austin L 0–24
1989 First Round Montana L 7–48
1990 First Round Middle Tennessee L 7–28
1995 First Round Marshall L 8–38
1996 First Round William & Mary L 6–45
1997 First Round Western Illinois L 24–31

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 90 Jackson State alumni have played in the NFL,[2] including:

See also[edit]


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