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Sam Houston State Bearkats
First season 1912
Athletic director Bobby Williams
Head coach Willie Fritz
Home stadium Bowers Stadium
Stadium capacity 14,000
Stadium surface Real Grass Pro artificial Surface
Location Huntsville, TX
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 456–442–37
Postseason bowl record {{{BowlWins}}}–{{{BowlLosses}}}
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 5
Division titles 0
Consensus All-Americans 41
Current uniform
Colors Orange and White            
Rivals Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Texas State Bobcats

The Sam Houston State Bearkats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Sam Houston State University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southland Conference. Sam Houston's first football team was fielded in 1912. The team plays its home games at the 14,000 seat Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas. The Bearkats are coached by Willie Fritz.


Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results



Conference championships


Active rivalry

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

Inactive Rivalry

Texas State Bobcats

The rivalry between the Sam Houston State Bearkats and Texas State Bobcats is no longer active due to Texas State's moving to the FBS and Western Athletic Conference. The Bearkats and Bobcats have played each other 89 times, and is the most played FCS rivalry game in Texas as of 2011. Texas State currently leads the series 48-36-4.


External links

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