Tuskegee Golden Tigers football

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Tuskegee Golden Tigers
2016 Tuskegee Golden Tigers football team
First season 1913
Head coach Willie Slater
Stadium Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Location Tuskegee, Alabama
NCAA division Division II
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
All-time record 637–350–51 (.638)
Bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed nat'l titles 8
Rivalries Alabama State Hornets, Florida A&M Rattlers football, Miles College Golden Bears
Colors Crimson and Gold[1]
         
Website www.goldentigersports.com

The Tuskegee Golden Tigers football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Tuskegee University located in the U.S. state of Alabama. The team competes in the NCAA Division II level and are members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1913. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium. They are coached by Willie Slater.[2]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

There have been years where a pair of Tuskegee players were drafted in the same year (1967,1970,1972,2002), but no year was like 1969. In that year, five different players from Tuskegee University were selected in the NFL Draft. It started with George Irby going 195th overall to the New York Giants in the eighth round, followed by Cecil Leonard just 13 picks later at 208th overall to the New York Jets in the eighth round. The Golden Tigers had to wait seven rounds before their next pick as Fritz Latham was selected 383rd overall by the St. Louis Cardinals, while in the 16th round, James Lowe was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 410th overall pick. The final pick of the year for Tuskegee came in the 17th round as Ralph Jenkins was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 438th overall pick. [3]

Tuskegee University's historic Cleveland Leigh Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium

All-Time NFL Draft at Tuskegee [4][edit]

Year Round Pick Name Position Team
1967 8 198 Walter Johnson DE San Francisco 49ers
1967 12 301 James Hall LB San Francisco 49ers
1969 8 195 George Irby RB New York Giants
1969 8 208 Cecil Leonaard DB New York Jets
1969 15 383 Fritz Latham OT St. Louis Cardinals
1969 16 410 James Lowe WR Cleveland Browns
1969 17 438 Ralph Jenkins DB Kansas City Chiefs
1970 10 247 Maurice Fullerton DT Denver Broncos
1970 16 395 Otis McDaniel DE New England Patriots
1971 5 110 Art May DE Cincinnati Bengals
1971 9 215 Alvin Griffin WR Atlanta Falcons
1972 15 376 Charles Neugent DB San Diego Chargers
1973 10 257 Leo Allen WR Oakland Raiders
1974 17 442 Kenneth Dickerson DB Miami Dolphins
1975 14 341 Steve Robinson DT Atlanta Falcons
1976 16 436 Clifford Brown DT New England Patriots
1981 6 165 Edward O'Neal RB New York Giants
1982 10 274 Kenneth Woodard LB Denver Broncos
1992 7 190 Chris Holder WR Green Bay Packers
2002 3 72 Roosevelt Williams DB Chicago Bears
2003 2 46 Drayton Florence DB San Diego Chargers
2003 6 207 Frank Walker DB New York Giants
2005 7 240 Harry William WR New York Jets

Championships[edit]

Black college football national championship - 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 2000, 2007, 2015


Pioneer Bowl Championships[edit]

Pioneer Bowl - 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998

Lost 2012, 2004 and 1999

NCAA Division II Football Playoffs[edit]

NCAA Division II Football Championship - 4 appearances

2016 (lost round 2), 2015 (lost round 3), 2014 (lost round 2), 2013 (lost round 1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visual identity and Communications Policies for Tuskegee University (PDF). August 1, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tuskegee Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Taking A Look Back … All-Time NFL Draft at Tuskegee". https://mytuathletics.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Taking A Look Back … All-Time NFL Draft at Tuskegee". 29 July 2015. 

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