Texas Southern Tigers football
First season 1947
Head coach Darrell Asberry
Home stadium BBVA Compass Stadium
Stadium capacity 22,000
Stadium surface Natural grass
Location Houston, Texas
Conference SWAC
Division West
All-time record
Postseason bowl record
Current uniform
Colors Maroon and Gray            
Mascot Tigers

The Texas Southern Tigers are the college football team representing Texas Southern University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Houston. The Tigers play in the NCAA's Division I FCS as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), a conference whose members are all HBCUs. In 2012, the Tigers will move into the new BBVA Compass Stadium, built for the city's Major League Soccer team, the Houston Dynamo. It replaced the Alexander Durley Sports Complex as the home of Tiger football. On December 22, 2011, Darrell Asberry was hired as the Tigers' 15th all-time head coach.[1]



Had initially won their first SWAC Football Championship on December 11, 2010, with head coach Johnnie Cole being named the SWAC Football Coach of the Year for the 2010 season. In April 2011, in order to avoid the NCAA imposing a Death Penalty for serious violations over a number of years, the school fired coach Cole and vacated every game that the Tiger football team had won from 2006 to 2010 – including the 2010 SWAC Championship.[2]

On October 9, 2012, the NCAA banned TSU's football team from the 2013 and 2014 postseasons.[3]

College Football Hall of Fame membersEdit


Alumni in the NFLEdit

Over 60 Texas Southern alumni have played in the NFL,[4] including:


External linksEdit

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