Jackson State Tigers football

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Jackson State Tigers football
2016 Jackson State Tigers football team
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First season 1911
Head coach Tony Hughes
1st year, 2–4 (.333)
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.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 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]

Championships[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]

As of 2017, 93 Jackson State alumni have played in the NFL.[2] Notable players include:

Player Position Draft Seasons Notes
Year Pick By
Walter Payton RB 1975 1-4 Chicago Bears 13 NFL Hall of Fame, League MVP, number retired, 9× Pro Bowler, 1994 all-time NFL team
Jimmy Smith WR 1992 2-36 Dallas Cowboys 12 5× Pro Bowler
Lem Barney DB 1967 2-34 Detroit Lions 11 NFL Hall of Fame, 7× Pro Bowler, Defensive Rookie of the Year
Harold Jackson WR-FL 1968 12-323 Los Angeles Rams 16 5× Pro Bowler
Jackie Slater T-G 1976 3-86 Los Angeles Rams 20 NFL Hall of Fame, 7× Pro Bowler, number retired
Robert Brazile LB 1975 1-6 Houston Oilers 10 7× Pro Bowler, Defensive Rookie of the Year
Wilbert Montgomery RB 1977 6-154 Philadelphia Eagles 9 2× Pro Bowler, Eagles Hall of Fame
Coy Bacon DE-DT 1964 Undrafted 14 3× Pro Bowler
Leon Gray T-G 1973 3-78 Miami Dolphins 11 4× Pro Bowler
Verlon Biggs DE 1965 3-20 New York Jets (AFL) 10 3× AFL All-Star
Rich Caster TE-WR 1970 2-46 New York Jets 13 3× Pro Bowler
Roy Hilton DE 1965 15-210 Baltimore Colts 11
Buster Barnett TE 1981 11-299 Buffalo Bills 4
Eddie Payton RB 1973 Undrafted 5 1980 NFL leader in kick returns
Rico Richardson WR 2013 Undrafted 2 Only alumnus to enter the NFL since 2009[2]
Rickey Young RB 1975 7-164 San Diego Chargers 9 1978 NFL leader in receptions (88)
Corey Bradford WR 1998 5-150 Green Bay Packers 9 25 career receiving TDs
Robert Kent QB 2004 Undrafted 0 Signed with Tennessee, but did not play[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JSU Color Scheme | Style Guide". Jsums.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Jackson St. Players/Alumni". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 17 Feb 2017. 
  3. ^ "Robert Kent". kffl.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 

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