Amherst Lord Jeffs football

Amherst Lord Jeffs football
First season 1877
Head coach E. J. Mills
Stadium Pratt Field (Massachusetts)
Year built 1890
Seating capacity 2,500
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
NCAA division Division III
Conference NESCAC
Colors Purple and White[1]

The Amherst Lord Jeffs represent Amherst College of Amherst, Massachusetts in the sport of college football.[2] The football team is coached by E. J. Mills.[3] Amherst is one of the "Little Three," along with Williams College and Wesleyan University.


Amherst claims its athletics program as the oldest in the nation,[4] pointing to its compulsory physical fitness regimen put in place in 1860 (the mandate that all students participate in sports or pursue physical education has been discontinued).[5] One-third of the student body participates in sports at the intercollegiate level, and eighty percent participate in intramural and club sports teams.[4]


  1. "Amherst Sports Information". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. "Amherst football schedule and results - D3football".
  3. "Amherst College Athletics: Football: Head Coach E.J. Mills".
  4. 1 2 "Amherst College and Amherst Athletics Quickfacts", . Retrieved October 31, 2007.
  5. "", A History of Amherst College During the Administrations of its First Five Presidents.
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