Appalachian State Mountaineers Football

Appalachian State Mountaineers Football

2023-24 REGULAR SEASON
278.4 PYPG
171.9 RYPG
34.8 PPG
450.3 TotY/G

Team Information

Ground Kidd Brewer Stadium
City Boone, North Carolina
Conference Sun Belt, East Division
Nickname Mountaineers

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Appalachian State Mountaineers Football Bio

The Appalachian State Mountaineers Football program, nestled in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains, boasts a rich tradition of gridiron excellence. Competing in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the Mountaineers have consistently demonstrated their prowess on the field. Renowned for their passionate fan base, they call Kidd Brewer Stadium their home, where the iconic "black and gold" colors inspire both players and supporters alike.


With a history marked by memorable victories and a dedication to hard-nosed, Appalachian-style football, the Appalachian State Mountaineers continue to be a formidable force in the college football landscape, symbolizing the indomitable spirit of their mountainous region.


Name of TeamAppalachian State Mountaineers Football
First season1928
Athletic directorDoug Gillin
Head coachShawn Clark (5th season)
StadiumKidd Brewer Stadium
LocationBoone, North Carolina
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
DivisionEast Division
Field surfaceFieldTurf
Conference titles22
Division titles3
Fight song"Hi Hi Yikas"
MascotYosef the Mountaineer
RivalsGeorgia Southern (rivalry) Marshall (rivalry) Coastal Carolina Charlotte (rivalry) Louisiana Western Carolina - dormant (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans16


The Appalachian State Mountaineers, a prominent collegiate sports program, represent the Appalachian State University, nestled in the picturesque region of Boone, North Carolina. Established in 1928, the Mountaineers boast a storied tradition in college athletics. They compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), specifically in the Sun Belt Conference.


Their home games come alive at the iconic Kidd Brewer Stadium, where a sea of black and gold-clad fans passionately rally behind their team. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are guided by their dedicated head coach, Shawn Clark, who leads the charge on the gridiron.


The team's spirit is embodied by their mascot, Yosef the Mountaineer, who encapsulates the rugged determination and resilience associated with the Appalachian region. With a rich history of successes and a fervent fan base, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the world of college football.


Appalachian State Mountaineers History

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have forged a compelling history since their founding in 1928. In their early years, the team competed as an independent entity before making a pivotal move by joining the NAIA North State Conference in 1931.


Remarkable achievements marked their journey to prominence, none more iconic than the 1937 season, when the Appalachian State Mountaineers went unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206-0. Such feats earned them a lasting place in college football lore.


Appalachian State's history is also punctuated by fierce rivalries, including heated matchups against Georgia Southern and Georgia State. These rivalries have added to the program's legacy and created unforgettable moments on the field.


The Appalachian State Mountaineers have consistently excelled, amassing numerous conference and division titles and participating in many thrilling bowl games. Their dedication to excellence and indomitable spirit have made them a formidable force in college football, cementing their status as one of the sport's most storied programs.


Appalachian State Mountaineers Coach

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football program has seen a diverse array of head coaches throughout its storied history. Each coach has left a unique mark on the team from the early days under Graydon Eggers to the transformative eras of Kidd Brewer, Jerry Moore, and Scott Satterfield.


The current head coach, Shawn Clark, upholds the program's excellence tradition. These leaders have guided the Appalachian State Mountaineers through triumphs, challenges, and growth, solidifying their place in college football lore.


CoachTenure
Graydon Eggers1928
C. B. Johnson1929–1932
Eugene Garbee1933–1934
Kidd Brewer1935–1938
Flucie Stewart1939, 1946
R. W. "Red" Watkins1940–1941
Beattie Feathers1942
Francis Hoover1945
E. C. Duggins1947–1950, 1952–1955
Press Mull1951
Bob Broome1956–1958
Bob Breitenstein1959
Jim Duncan1960–1964
Carl Messere1965–1970
Jim Brakefield1971–1979
Mike Working1980–1982
Mack Brown1983
Sparky Woods1984–1988
Jerry Moore1989–2012
Scott Satterfield2013–2018
Eliah Drinkwitz2019
Shawn Clark2019–present


Appalachian State Mountaineers Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium

Kidd Brewer Stadium, home to the Appalachian State Mountaineers, stands as a hallowed ground where the fervor of college football comes to life. Nestled in the heart of Boone, North Carolina, this iconic venue has witnessed decades of Appalachian State Mountaineers' gridiron glory.


Originally constructed in 1962, the stadium underwent extensive renovations in recent years, evolving into a modern, fan-friendly facility. With a seating capacity of over 30,000, it offers a breathtaking backdrop of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.


Kidd Brewer Stadium is not just a place to play; it symbolizes pride for the Appalachian State Mountaineers and their passionate supporters. The electrifying atmosphere, the sea of black and gold, and the echoes of the team's fight song make it a true fortress of college football. It embodies the essence of the Appalachian State Mountaineers' football legacy and is a place where dreams are born, and champions are made.


Appalachian State Mountaineers Rivals

The Appalachian State–Georgia Southern football rivalry, known as "Deeper Than Hate," pits the Mountaineers of Appalachian State University against the Eagles of Georgia Southern University. Despite separate states, both schools share academic similarities and a rich football history in the FCS. They've combined to win nine national championships, four Walter Payton Awards, and two Buck Buchanan Awards. Both joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. Appalachian State holds a 20–16–1 lead in the series, which dates back to 1993, well before their FBS move in 2014.


The Appalachian State–Marshall football rivalry, known as The Old Mountain Feud, features the Mountaineers of Appalachian State University and the Thundering Herd of Marshall University. Both universities, once teacher's academies, thrived in the FCS era, sharing conference titles and winning national championships. Marshall transitioned to the FBS in 1997, while Appalachian State made the move in 2014, maintaining their on-field success. The series stands at 15–10 in favor of Appalachian State, and it resumed annual play in 2020, coinciding with Marshall's entry into the Sun Belt Conference East Division in 2022.


The Appalachian State-Charlotte rivalry encompasses various sports, pitting the Appalachian State Mountaineers against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers. These North Carolina public universities, located within a two-hour drive of each other, have competed since 1971. Appalachian State leads the all-time series 3–0, with their most significant victory being 45–9 in 2018. They currently hold a three-game winning streak since 2018.


The Battle for the Old Mountain Jug was the name of the Appalachian State–Western Carolina football rivalry, which sadly became dormant when Appalachian State Mountaineers moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014, leaving the Southern Conference. The series saw 78 meetings, with Appalachian State leading 58–19–1, and their largest victory was 54–7 in 1939. They also held the longest win streak at 13 (1932–1948) and (1985–1997) and currently have a nine-game winning streak (2005–present).


Rivers Rivalry Trophy

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have a storied rivalry with Georgia Southern Eagles, known as the Rivers Rivalry. Winning the Rivers Rivalry Trophy symbolizes Appalachian State Mountaineers football supremacy. In 2021, Appalachian State Mountaineers clinched the trophy with a decisive victory, solidifying their dominance and continuing their legacy in this fierce collegiate football rivalry.


YearLocationScore
1936Boone, NC27-0
1939Boone, NC59-0
1977Boone, NC28-20
1978Huntington, WV28-7
1979Boone, NC45-7
1980Huntington, WV23-6
1982Huntington, WV21-13
1983Boone, NC28-19
1985Boone, NC40-0
1986Huntington, WV27-17
1987Boone, NC17-10
1989Boone, NC28-7
1991Boone, NC9-3
1995Boone, NC27-17
1996Statesboro, GA35-28
1997Boone, NC24-12
1999Boone, NC17-16
2003Boone, NC28-21
2005Boone, NC24-7
2006Statesboro, GA27-20
2008Statesboro, GA37-36
2009Boone, NC52-16
2011Boone, NC24-17
2012Statesboro, GA31-28
2013Boone, NC38-14
2015Boone, NC31-13
2016Statesboro, GA34-10
2017Boone, NC27-6
2020Statesboro, GA34-26
2021Boone, NC27-3


Appalachian State Mountaineers Record and stats

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team has compiled an impressive all-time record of 654 wins, 352 losses, and 28 ties, boasting a winning percentage of .646. Regarding bowl games, they hold an astounding 6–1 record, with the highest bowl-winning percentage among programs with five or more appearances. In addition, they have made 20 playoff appearances in Division I FCS, accumulating a playoff record of 24–17.


Kidd Brewer Stadium, named after the legendary head coach Kidd Brewer, stands as the Mountaineers' home ground. Brewer's 1937 squad made history by going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0.


Throughout Appalachian State Mountaineers' storied history, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have clinched 22 conference championships and claimed three NCAA Championships. They've made an impressive 35 appearances in either bowl games or the Division I FCS playoffs. The program boasts a remarkable home-field advantage, ranking among the nation's best in winning percentage. Additionally, they've produced notable talent, including back-to-back Walter Payton Award winner Armanti Edwards, who achieved this unique feat in 2008 and 2009. With a remarkable all-time winning percentage of .649, Appalachian State Mountaineers ranks 16th among all college football programs.


Championship Conferences

Appalachian State Mountaineers boasts an impressive collection of 22 conference titles, with 16 earned outright and six shared. Appalachian State Mountaineers' remarkable success extends to their tenure in the Southern Conference before their departure in 2014, during which they clinched 10 conference championships, securing the second position in the league's historical rankings. Only the Furman Paladins have more SoCon championships, with an impressive tally of 12 titles.


YearConferenceOverall RecordConference RecordCoach
1931North State9–2–23–0C. B. Johnson
1937North State8–1–15–0Kidd Brewer
1939North State7–1–23–0–1Flucie Stewart
1948North State8–1–17–0–1E. C. Duggins
1950North State9–2–17–0–1E. C. Duggins
1954North State8–36–0E. C. Duggins
1986Southern9–2–16–0–1Sparky Woods
1987Southern11–37–0Sparky Woods
1991Southern8–46–1Jerry Moore
1995Southern12–18–0Jerry Moore
1999†Southern9–37–1Jerry Moore
2005Southern12–36–1Jerry Moore
2006Southern14–17–0Jerry Moore
2007†Southern13–25–2Jerry Moore
2008Southern11–38–0Jerry Moore
2009Southern11–38–0Jerry Moore
2010†Southern9–27–1Jerry Moore
2012†Southern8–36–2Jerry Moore
2016†Sun Belt9–37–1Scott Satterfield
2017†Sun Belt8–47–1Scott Satterfield
2018Sun Belt11–27–1Scott Satterfield
2019Sun Belt12–17–1Eliah Drinkwitz


Division Championships

SeasonDivisionCoachConf RecordOverall RecordOpponentSun Belt CG Result
2018Sun Belt EastScott Satterfield7–110–2LouisianaW 30–19
2019Eliah Drinkwitz7–112–1LouisianaW 45–38
2021Shawn Clark7–110–2LouisianaL 16–24



National championships Titles

YearCoachSelectorRecordCG OpponentResult
2005Jerry MooreNCAA 16 Team playoff12–3Northern IowaW 21–16
2006NCAA 16 Team playoff14–1MassachusettsW 28–17
2007NCAA 16 Team playoff13–2DelawareW 49–21


Appalachian State Mountaineers Roster

Offense Roster

NOPLAYERPOSHTWTCLASSHOMETOWN
4J. AguilarQB6-3220JrAntioch, CA
18R. BurgerQB6-3205FrMyrtle Beach, SC
19C. EstepQB6-0190FrCharlotte, NC
16D. HernandezQB6-0210SrCharlotte, NC
17M. McHughQB6-2195FrFerdinand, ID
20J. CalhounRB6-0190FrLakeland, GA
1A. CastleRB6-0220JrBoone, NC
27M. DipasqualeRB5-10200FrWake Forest, NC
28M. HaywoodRB5-8195JrWake Forest, NC
3A. MarshallRB6-1220JrWinston-Salem, NC
5N. NoelRB5-10190JrMiami, FL
14K. RobertsRB5-11200FrTeachey, NC
84A. BurkeyWR5-11175FrWaxhaw, NC
10Z. CoakleyWR6-1195FrDallas, TX
6D. DavisWR5-9175JrDeerfield Beach, FL
88L. HaleWR6-3190FrAsheville, NC
12M. HetzelWR5-11195SophCharlotte, NC
13C. HornWR6-2190JrColumbia, SC
15M. JacksonWR6-0200SophCroydon, PA
21R. LarsonWR6-0180FrWellington, FL
82C. Lawson Jr.WR6-0180FrColumbia, SC
2K. RobinsonWR6-2205JrAsheville, NC
8D. StromanWR6-4200SophRockingham, NC
83C. SuttonWR6-2200SophCharlotte, NC
11G. TuckerWR6-3190FrCharlotte, NC
0M. TuckerWR5-11180JrLehigh Acres, FL
35D. CastoriaTE6-2235SophHuntersville, NC
80M. DragTE6-4235FrChapin, SC
89A. DrewsTE6-5245SophSarasota, FL
81M. GibbsTE6-4245SrDavidson, NC
86K. HamlettTE6-4240FrMadison, AL
85D. LarkinsTE6-5255SophCincinnati, OH
87E. WilsonTE6-3240JrPiedmont, SC
58B. BradfordOL6-6245FrDenver, NC
75D. DaleyOL6-4300SrColumbia, SC
77D. DavisOL6-6275FrWinston-Salem, NC
53J. GanoeOL6-2280FrCary, NC
70T. GentryOL6-4305SophChapin, SC
54I. HelmsOL6-3295SrHudson, NC
73J. LindsayOL6-3300SophWinston-Salem, NC
59J. MurphyOL6-4295SophFairfax, VA
63J. RamseyOL6-6295SophAnderson, SC
76L. RidolphOL6-5295FrWesley Chapel, FL
60E. RyanOL6-3290SophSummerfield, NC
72M. SamuelOL6-4295SophFayetteville, NC
74G. ScroggsOL6-3325FrGrayson, GA
78J. SolomonOL6-5275SophIndianapolis, IN
51C. SweattOL6-4285FrBremen, GA
62B. WilliamsOL6-3300SrRinggold, GA
55S. WilliamsOL6-4300SophStatesville, NC


Defense Roster

NOPLAYERPOSHTWTCLASSHOMETOWN
97K. Abrams-VerwayneDE6-3240SophMarietta, GA
12S. CollinsDE6-5265SophMontclair, NJ
50D. Dingle-PrinceDE6-0280JrSanford, NC
5M. FletcherDE6-6275JrFlint, MI
36K. HaiglerDE6-1250JrHartsville, SC
29S. HopperDE6-2255FrShelby, NC
95M. KelleyDE6-5265JrCincinnati, OH
92A. MebaneDE6-3250FrDurham, NC
94S. PasseggiataDE6-2250SophWellington, FL
96J. WyattDE6-4245FrBuford, GA
91M. ClarkDT6-1290SophHoover, AL
93K. WhiteDT6-2290SophHarvest, AL
98J. HertzDL6-4250FrIndian Trail, NC
48D. McKnightDL6-3285JrSumter, SC
54D. StevensDL6-4265FrCharlotte, NC
56K. ArnholtLB6-2225SophRoanoke, VA
40C. BeckerLB6-2235FrNashville, TN
47R. BellLB6-3230FrWhite Hall, AR
14J. BetheaLB6-1230FrLawrenceville, GA
15T. DavisLB6-2235SophValdosta, GA
33D. FarrarLB6-1220FrLoganville, GA
44B. GoochLB6-0220FrCornelius, NC
8B. HarringtonLB6-1230JrPittsboro, NC
24C. HaynesLB6-1220FrShelby, NC
90N. JohnsonLB6-5230FrGaffney, SC
20N. KibambeLB5-11220SrCharlotte, NC
52O. LeonLB6-2225FrBoone, NC
49R. Marion IIILB6-0205FrMooresville, NC
46I. McGuffinLB6-0220FrWinston-Salem, NC
43R. McKinnisLB6-2225FrBuford, GA
45T. MoffittLB6-1225SophBushnell, FL
7A. Parker Jr.LB6-2235SrNew Orleans, LA
35J. ScroggsLB6-1235JrBuford, GA
88D. SpellmanLB6-4230SophGreenville, NC
26C. SullivanLB6-2225SophSpartanburg, SC
42B. VeigaLB6-1215FrGreensboro, NC
18J. EdwardsCB5-10190FrClewiston, FL
2T. FunderburkCB6-0185SrIndian Trail, NC
39T. HarrisCB5-10175FrCharlotte, NC
19E. JohnsonCB5-11195SophHuntersville, NC
9J. PaulCB6-1200SrBrooklyn, NY
16O. PhilyawCB5-10180FrCharlotte, NC
22D. PorterCB6-0175FrSpartanburg, SC
10D. VanHookCB5-10185SrLong Beach, CA
13T. YoweCB6-2185SophCalera, AL
21D. BurksS6-0195FrMaryville, TN
27R. ClarkeS6-0200JrBuford, GA
11J. FavorsS5-11195SophGriffin, GA
28Z. GambleS5-10185FrSumter, SC
30C. GreeneS6-0200FrShelby, NC
25J. GreeneS5-11195JrBoone, NC
37A. HamiltonS6-0195SophConcord, NC
6E. JacksonS6-0195SrBelle Glade, FL
31D. McKinneyS6-0205SophAsheboro, NC
34C. PharesS6-2195FrBeaufort, SC
4N. RossS5-11190SrMarietta, GA
17J. ThomasS5-11200JrMacon, GA


Special Teams

NOPLAYERPOSHTWTCLASSHOMETOWN
29C. EverettK5-10195FrBoone, NC
99M. HughesK6-3190JrCharleston, WV
22C. McVayK6-1180SophAnaheim, CA
57A. ShookK6-0205SophWaxhaw, NC
49M. LakeP5-11195FrBrisbane, Australia
41C. MaynardP6-3200JrMooresville, NC
42C. JohnstoneLS6-3255JrLoganville, GA
44J. MannLS5-9235SophChapel Hill, NC


Appalachian State Mountaineers Schedule

DATEOPPTIMETVVENUE
Sep 9, 2023@ North Carolina5:15 pmACCNKenan Memorial Stadium
Sep 16, 2023vs East Carolina3:30 pmESP+Kidd Brewer Stadium
Sep 23, 2023@ Wyoming7:00 pmCBSSNWar Memorial Stadium
Sep 30, 2023@ UL-MonroeTBAJPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium
Oct 10, 2023vs C. Carolina7:30 pmESP2Kidd Brewer Stadium
Oct 21, 2023@ Old DominionTBAKornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium
Oct 28, 2023vs So. MissTBAKidd Brewer Stadium
Nov 4, 2023vs MarshallTBAKidd Brewer Stadium
Nov 11, 2023@ Georgia St.TBACenter Parc Stadium
Nov 18, 2023@ James MadisonTBAShowker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium
Nov 25, 2023vs Ga. SouthernTBAKidd Brewer Stadium



FAQs

A. The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team has won three national championships, showcasing its rich football tradition and success on the national stage.

A. Kidd Brewer Stadium, the Mountaineers home, has an expandable capacity of approximately 30,000 seats for fans to enjoy games and create an electric atmosphere.

A. Appalachian State moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2014 and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference, competing against other FBS programs.

A. Armanti Edwards, a standout quarterback, holds a special place in Mountaineers history, being the first player to win consecutive Walter Payton Awards, a prestigious honor.

A. You can easily purchase tickets for Appalachian State football games through the university's official website or authorised ticket vendors, ensuring you don't miss any thrilling moments on the field.