Appalachian State University Football has a rich history, both in the Southern Conference with 12 conference championships, and on the National stage with three consecutive championships from 2005 - 2007. The Mountaineers are the only program to ever win three-consecutive NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA national championships and the only Division I program (FCS or FBS) in the past 64 years to claim three national titles in a row. In addition, Appalachian is the only school from the state of North Carolina to ever win an NCAA football national championship and the only public institution in the state to win a national title on any level of college level. Take a look at our success over the last six years within NCAA Division I football.
NCAA Division I Programs with six-straight 10-win seasons (2005-10)
Appalachian State is also well known for what many have called "The Greatest Upset in College Football History" when we beat the Michigan Wolverines on September 1, 2007 in the "Big House." At the time, Michigan was the nation's fifth-ranked team in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll.
Our history in Pro Football is also very rich. Over the last 3 decades, we've sent more than 30 players to the NFL. Three of our players have been Pro Bowl selections.
The list of outstanding players continues to grow weekly. With 2 National Player of the Year award-winners, 86 All-Americans, 6 Academic All-Americans, and 46 National Player of the Week award winners, our school boasts a national reputation for recruiting and producing peak athletic and academic talent.