Austin Peay Governors
First season 1930
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Home stadium [[Fortera Stadium]]
Stadium capacity 10,000
Stadium surface AstroTurf
Location Clarksville, Tennessee
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All-time record 283–535–16
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Conference titles 2
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The Austin Peay Governors Football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Austin Peay State University located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1930. They were previously a member of the Pioneer Football League from 2001 through 2005. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Fortera Stadium.



  • 1957–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

  • Jeff Gooch
  • Bonnie Sloan, first deaf player in NFL history
  • Percy Howard (whose only NFL TD catch came in Super Bowl X, as a member of the Dallas Cowboys)
  • Lewis Lastik, featured on "Remember The Titans", offensive lineman. (Also member of the APSU track and field teams, shot put, and javelin.)

Retired numbersEdit

Austin Peay has retired two jersey numbers in program history. [1]

No. Player Position Tenure
30 John Ogles RB 1963–66
84 Harold Roberts WR 1967–70

Conference championshipsEdit

Austin Peay has won two conference championships, both outright. [2]

Year Coach Conference Record Conference record
1948 David B. Aaron Volunteer State Athletic Conference 8–2 2–0
1977 Boots Donnelly Ohio Valley Conference 8–3 6–1


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