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Wesleyan Cardinals football
First season 1875
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Home stadium Andrus Field
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Location Middletown, Connecticut
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Colors Cardinal and Black            
Mascot Cardinals

The Wesleyan Cardinals football team represents Wesleyan University in the sport of American football. It is a member of the Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and competes against traditional Little Three rivals Amherst and Williams. Wesleyan is one of the 39 founding members of the NCAA.[1] The Cardinals’ home field, Andrus Field, is the oldest continuously used American football field in the world.[2][3] (It is also the oldest continuously used baseball field in the world as the Wesleyan baseball team also uses Andrus Field.)[4]

AthleticsEdit

Wesleyan is a member of the Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), fields intercollegiate varsity teams in 29 sports, and competes against traditional Little Three rivals Amherst and Williams. Approximately 600 students participate in intercollegiate varsity sports each year.[5] Wesleyan is one of the 39 founding members of the NCAA.[6] Wesleyan's football field, Andrus Field, is the oldest college football field in the nation.[7]

Notable players Edit

Bill Belichick '75 - Head Coach of the NFL's New England Patriots[8]

Eric Mangini '94 - Former head coach of the NFL's New York Jets and Cleveland Browns and NFL analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports 1[8]

Jeff Wilner '94 - The first Wesleyan graduate to play for an NFL team, Wilner played tight end for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos, his career lasting from 1994 to 1996[8]

Devon Carrillo '18 - A multi-sport athlete, Devon excelled in football and wrestling. In his freshman year he was named a Second Team All-NESCAC Specialist. In his final year Devon became one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the NASCAC as he amassed 807 all-purpose yards, and averaged 100.9 per game to rank ninth in the league. His stellar performance in two sports earned him the 2017 Connecticut Male Athlete of the Year[9]

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