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Classifications: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
Conference Membership: SAC
Home Games: A.W. Mumford Stadium
Head Coach: Dawson Odums
All Time Greats: Mel Blount, Perry Brooks, Harold Carmichael, Matthew Dorsett
Rivals: Jackson State University and Grambling State
Southern Jaguars Football TicketsSouthern University is located in Baton Rouge, La, and is a historically black university. While Southern University, then Southern College, was founded in 1880, it did not have a football program until 1916. Since 1947, the Southern Jaguars marching band has been the Human Jukebox and has performed at the Super Bowl six times. Southern Jaguars football fans are known as the “Jaguar Nation.” While the team has been through several classifications and conference memberships over the years, its commitment to playing excellent football has never wavered. The Southern Jaguars team has an all-time record of 557–341–28 (.617) and a Bowl record of 8–3 (.727). The team has won nine black college football national championships, with two unclaimed, and has 19 conference titles. The team has also played 11 postseason games, winning eight of those. Its current coach, Dawson Odums, is in his sixth season with the players and has a 45–27 (.625) record. To enjoy being part of the Jaguar Nation, purchase your Southern Jaguars football tickets at StubHub.
What are some notable players from the Southern Jaguars?Over 70 Southern Jaguars alumni have gone on to play for the NFL. Some of the more notable Southern Jaguar players include Mel Blount, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983. He is a four-time Super Bowl champion, went to the Pro Bowl five times, was the 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and AFC Defensive Player of the Year and is in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Another player to come from the Southern Jaguars and become a Super Bowl Champion is Perry Brooks, who played for the Washington Redskins from 1977 to 1984. Harold Carmichael played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. During his career, he went to the Pro Bowl four times, was the 1980 NFL Man of the Year, was the 1973 receiving yards and receptions leader and is in the Eagles Hall of Fame.
What conference do the Southern Jaguars play in?From 1916 to 1933 the Southern Jaguars were independent. In 1934, they joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
How big is A.W. Mumford Stadium?A.W. Mumford Stadium is named after Southern University's most successful coach, Arnett W. “Ace” Mumford, who coached the team from 1936 to 1942 and 1944 to 1961. Mumford had an overall record of 233–85–23. The stadium, located on the Southern University campus, opened in 1928 and can hold up to 28,500 people.
Have the Southern Jaguars ever won a national title?The Southern Jaguars team has won a total of 11 black college football national championships but left two unclaimed. It won in the following years: 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1960, 1975, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2003. The team won 19 Southwestern Athletic Conference games.
What was the Southern Jaguars record last season?The Southern Jaguars 2018 season was 7–4 (6–1 SWAC). The team won against Langston, Alabama A&M, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern, Jackson State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Grambling State. The team lost against TCU, Louisiana Tech and Alcom State twice.
Do the Southern Jaguars have any historic rivalries?The Southern Jaguars team has two main rivalries. The team's games with Jackson State are highly anticipated and have their highest attendance. The team also plays its final game every year against Grambling State, another highly anticipated game.
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