Samford Bulldogs football

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Samford Bulldogs
2016 Samford Bulldogs football team
Samford Bulldogs wordmark.svg
First season 1902
Athletic director Martin Newton
Head coach Chris Hatcher
2nd year, 13–10 (.565)
Stadium Seibert Stadium
Seating capacity 6,700
Field surface LSR Blade
Location Homewood, AL
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Southern Conference
All-time record 423–436–47 (.493)
Conference titles 1 (2013)
Consensus All-Americans 27
Colors Blue and Red[1]
Rivals Chattanooga, Furman, Wofford
For information on all Samford University sports, see Samford Bulldogs

The Samford Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Samford University located in the U.S. state of Alabama. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. Samford's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 6,700 seat Seibert Stadium in Homewood, Alabama. The Bulldogs are coached by Chris Hatcher.[2]



  • 1937–1971: NA
  • 1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973: NCAA Division III
  • 1974–1983: No program
  • 1984–1988: NCAA Division III
  • 1989–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Bulldogs have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs four times with an overall record of 2–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1991 First Round
New Hampshire
James Madison
Youngstown State
W 29–13
W 24–21
L 0–10
1992 First Round Delaware L 21–56
2013 First Round Jacksonville State L 14–55
2016 First Round Youngstown State L 24–38

Notable former players[edit]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]


  1. ^ "2017 Samford Baseball Quick Facts" (PDF). 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Samford Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 

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