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The South Carolina State Bulldogs football team represents South Carolina State University in college football. The Bulldogs play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). A historically dominant football program, the Bulldogs lead the MEAC in conference championships. The school has produced three players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame including Harry Carson, Deacon Jones, and Marion Motley. Other legendary Bulldog players include Robert Porcher and Donnie Shell. Legendary former SC State Coach Willie Jeffries became the first African American Head Coach of a predominantly white Division 1-A football program, when he was hired to coach the Wichita State football program in 1979. Jeffries is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

History




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Classifications

  • 1946â€"1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1967â€"1969: NAIA
  • 1970â€"1978: NAIA Division I
  • 1973â€"1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978â€"present: NCAA Division Iâ€"AA/FCS

Conference memberships

  • 1907â€"1938: Independent
  • 1939â€"1970: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • 1971â€"present: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

South Carolina State vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools


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Conference Championships


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South Carolina Gamecocks football - Wikipedia. Source : en.wikipedia.org

1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results


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The Citadel Bulldogs | NCAA Football Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia. Source : ncaa-football.wikia.com

The Bulldogs have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs six times with a record of 2â€"6.

Bowl Game Results


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North Carolina Tar Heels football - Wikipedia. Source : en.wikipedia.org

The Bulldogs have appeared in thirteen bowl games, with a record of 6â€"7.

Professional Football Hall of Fame members (Canton, Ohio)


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NC State Wolfpack - Wikipedia. Source : en.wikipedia.org

  • Harry Carson
  • Deacon Jones
  • Marion Motley

College Football Hall of Fame members


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Kentucky Wildcats | NCAA Football Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia. Source : ncaa-football.wikia.com

  • Harry Carson
  • Willie Jeffries
  • Donnie Shell

Alumni in the NFL


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Oliver C. Dawson Stadium - Wikipedia. Source : en.wikipedia.org

Over 40 South Carolina State alumni have played in the NFL, including:

  • Phillip Adams
  • Charlie Brown
  • Orlando Brown Sr.
  • Rafael Bush
  • Barney Bussey
  • Barney Chavous
  • Anthony Cook
  • John Gilliam
  • Javon Hargrave
  • Dwayne Harper
  • Antonio Hamilton
  • Temarrick Hemingway
  • Willie Holman
  • Deacon Jones
  • James Lee
  • Marshall McFadden
  • Kimario McFadden
  • Robert Porcher
  • Joe Thomas
  • Christian Thompson
  • Al Young

Rivalries


Joe Thomas Sr, 55 years of age, makes D-I football history | SI.com
Joe Thomas Sr, 55 years of age, makes D-I football history | SI.com. Source : www.si.com

SC State has maintained a heated rivalry with the North Carolina A&T Aggies.

Oldest player to play in a NCAA Division I game



On November 19, 2016, Joe Thomas, Sr., father of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas, became the oldest player to play in a NCAA Division I game. At 55 years of age, Thomas Sr., had one carry for three yards as a running back in a contest versus Savannah State.

See also



  • list of black college football classics

References





 
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