UT Martin Skyhawks football

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UT Martin Skyhawks
2016 UT Martin Skyhawks football team
UT Martin Skyhawks wordmark.svg
First season 1925
Head coach Jason Simpson
11th year, 72–54 (.571)
Stadium Graham Stadium
Seating capacity 7,500
Location Martin, Tennessee
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
All-time record 245–366–6 (.402)
Bowl record 1–0 (1.000)
Colors Navy Blue and Orange[1]
         
Website utmsports.com

The UT Martin Skyhawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Tennessee at Martin in Martin, Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1925. The team plays its home games at the 7,500 seat Graham Stadium. They are coached by Jason Simpson.

UT Martin's official mascot became the Skyhawks in 1995. The school lists three references regarding the name, such as the fact that when the school's first site was a Bible institute, the school's athletic teams were called "sky pilots", a frontier term for preachers. During World War II, UT Junior College contracted with the Naval War Training Service to help train pilots, who completed their flight training at an airport now near a high school. Also, Red-tail hawks are indigenous to the west Tennessee region. The previous name of the athletic team was Junior Volunteers.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 1961–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1991: NCAA Division II
  • 1992–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Skyhawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2006 First Round Southern Illinois L 30–36

Division II Playoffs results[edit]

The Skyhawks have appeared in the Division II playoffs one time with an overall record of 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1988 First Round
Quarterfinals
Butler
Texas A&I
W 23–6
L 0–34

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graphic Identity Standards". Tennessee.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 

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