Samford Bulldogs football

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Samford Bulldogs
2017 Samford Bulldogs football team
Samford Bulldogs wordmark.svg
First season 1902
Athletic director Martin Newton
Head coach Chris Hatcher
3rd season, 21–13 (.618)
Stadium Seibert Stadium
(Capacity: 6,700)
Field surface LSR Blade
Location Homewood, Alabama
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Southern Conference
All-time record 423–436–47 (.493)
Conference titles 1 (2013)
Rivalries Chattanooga, Furman, Wofford
Consensus All-Americans 27
Colors Blue and Red[1]

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 five 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
2017 First Round Kennesaw State 11/25/17

Notable former players[edit]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2018 Sept. 8 @ Florida St.

          29  @ Kennesaw St.


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

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