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Richmond Spiders football
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First season 1881
Athletic director Jim Miller
Head coach Danny Rocco
Home stadium E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
Stadium capacity 8,700
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Richmond, Virginia
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division South
All-time record 507–617–53
Postseason bowl record 1–1
Claimed national titles 1 (2008)
Conference titles 13
Colors UR Blue and UR Red            
Rival William & Mary Tribe and JMU Dukes

The Richmond Spiders are a college football team representing the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond was the Division I Football Championship Subdivision champion for the 2008 season. Richmond currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Wayne Lineburg was named interim head coach of the Spiders on August 23, 2011, succeeding Latrell Scott, who had resigned on that same day.[1]

In 2008, #7 Richmond beat Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian State, and Northern Iowa to advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship against Montana. In the FCS National Championship Game on December 19, 2008, they defeated Montana 24–7 to win the first team NCAA national title for the University of Richmond in any sport.

Richmond's traditional rival in many sports is the College of William & Mary. Richmond and William & Mary have met 120 times since 1898, making the rivalry (sometimes referred to as "the South's oldest rivalry") the fourth most-played in Division I college football. Only Lafayette-Lehigh, Princeton-Yale, and Harvard-Yale have played more games. The winner of the annual W&M–Richmond match-up claims the Capital Cup (formerly the I-64 Trophy), which reflects the historical significance of the cities of Williamsburg and Richmond as the last two capitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[2] Richmond scored a 13–10 victory in 2009's inaugural Capital Cup, with kicker Andrew Howard making a 48-yard field goal as time expired.

Spiders in professional football

Undrafted players and non-NFL draftees


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