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Grambling State Tigers football

Grambling State Tigers football
2014 Grambling State Tigers football team
First season 1928
Athletic director Aaron James
Head coach Broderick Fobbs
1st year, 5–3 (.625)
Home stadium Eddie Robinson Stadium
Stadium capacity 19,600
Stadium surface Natural grass
Location Grambling, Louisiana
Conference SWAC (1958)
Division West
All-time record 534–239–18 (.686)
Postseason bowl record 18–8–0 (.692)
Claimed national titles 14 Black college football national championships
Conference titles 24
Colors

Black and Gold

          
Mascot Tigers
Rivals Southern
Prairie View A&M
Website gsutigers.com

The Grambling State Tigers are the college football team representing the Grambling State University. The Tigers play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The prominence of Grambling State University football is longstanding. The Tigers, under Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson who guided them to 408 victories in 57 seasons from 1941 to 1997, where built as a small-school powerhouse with more than 200 players who played professional football.

Among its records include: 14 Black college football national championships (the most in HBCUs history) and 24 Conference Championships (1 Midwest Conference & 23 SWAC).

Contents

  • Football classifications 1
  • Conference affiliations 2
  • Championships 3
  • College Football Hall of Fame members 4
  • Alumni in the NFL 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Football classifications

Conference affiliations

Championships

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1955 Midwest Conference Eddie Robinson 10-0
1967 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 9-1
1972 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 11-2
1974 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 11-1
1975 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 10-2
1977 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 10-1
1980 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 10-2
1983 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 10-2
1992 Southwestern Athletic Conference Eddie Robinson 10-2
2000 Southwestern Athletic Conference Doug Williams 10-2
2001 Southwestern Athletic Conference Doug Williams 11-0
2002 Southwestern Athletic Conference Doug Williams 11-2
2005 Southwestern Athletic Conference Melvin Spears 11-1
2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference Rod Brodaway 11-2
Total conference championships 14
Midwest Conference Championships
  • 1955
SWAC Championships
  • 1960 (shared with Southern and Prairie View A&M)
  • 1965
  • 1966 (shared with Southern, Texas Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
  • 1967
  • 1968 (shared with Alcorn State and Texas Southern)
  • 1971
  • 1972 (shared with Jackson State)
  • 1973 (shared with Jackson State)
  • 1974 (shared with Alcorn State)
  • 1975 (shared with Southern)
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979 (shared with Alcorn State)
  • 1980 (shared with Jackson State)
  • 1983
  • 1985 (shared with Jackson State)
  • 1994 (shared with Alcorn State)
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2011
Black college football national championships

[1]

College Football Hall of Fame members

Alumni in the NFL

Over 100 Grambling State alumni have played in the NFL,[2] including:

See also

References

  1. ^ Championships
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/gramblingst/

External links

  • College Football Database Warehouse: Grambling State Historical Data – directory of Grambling State statistics
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