Florida A&M Rattlers football

Florida A&M Rattlers football
2016 Florida A&M Rattlers football team
First season 1907
Head coach Alex Wood
2nd year, 415 (.211)
Stadium Bragg Memorial Stadium
Seating capacity 25,500
Field surface Natural grass
Location Tallahassee, Florida
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference MEAC
All-time record 56727423 (.670)
Bowl record 28212 (.569)
Claimed nat'l titles 1978
Colors Green and Orange[1]
Mascot Rattlers
Marching band Marching 100
Rivalries Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
Website FAMUAthletics.com

The Florida A&M Rattlers football team represents Florida A&M University in the sport of American football. The Rattlers compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the south division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They play their home games at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee. The Rattlers have won twelve black college football national championship, twenty nine Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) titles, eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titles and one national title in the history of their football program. During the 2004 season, the Rattlers briefly attempted to move up to Division I-A (now known as the FBS) and become the only HBCU at college football's highest level, but the team was forced to abort its bid.[2]



Conference memberships

Annual Classic


Black College Football National Championships

NCAA Division I FCS National Championships

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results

The Rattlers have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs seven times with a record of 5–6. They were I-AA National Champions in 1978, the first year of Division I-AA.

Year Round Opponent Result
1978 Semifinals
National Championship Game
Jackson State
W 15–10
W 35–28
1996 First Round Troy State L 25–29
1997 First Round Georgia Southern L 37–52
1998 First Round
Troy State
Western Illinois
W 27–17
L 21–24
1999 First Round
Appalachian State
Troy State
Youngstown State
W 44–29
W 17–10
L 24–27
2000 First Round WKU L 0–27
2001 First Round Georgia Southern L 35–60

College Football Hall of Fame members

Alumni in the NFL

Over 60 Florida A&M alumni have played in the NFL,[3] including:


  1. FAMUAthletics.com Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  2. Powell, Robert Andrew (9 October 2004). "Florida A&M Tries to Recover From Failed Bid". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/floridaam/

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