Former Samford cornerback James Bradberry is playing in his first Super Bowl after earning second-team All-Pro honors. Bradberry is in his first season with the Philadephia Eagles.
Samford, which finished unbeaten in the Southern Conference in 2022, begins SoCon play in 2023 on the road at West Carolina.
Kendall Watson caught 88 passes at Samford this season for a Bulldog team that won 11 games.
Samford signed 15 players on Wednesday with only six coming from high school.
Samford head coach Chris Hatcher used transfers to help improve the talent on his team following a four-win season in 2021.
Michael Hiers, one of the country's best FCS quarterbacks, played just five plays in Samford's second round playoff win last week.
Nine-time FCS national champion North Dakota State plays host to Samford on Friday night in the FCS playoff quarterfinals.
Samford hosted a FCS playoff game for the first time and it was a memorable afternoon at Seibert Stadium.
Troy is playing host to the Sun Belt Football Championship Game. Samford is ready to get started in the FCS football playoffs.
Samford had the opportunity to rest for a week before beginning the FCS playoffs with a home game against Southeastern Louisiana.
Backup quarterback Quincy Crittendon's 25-yard run finished off a double overtime win that gave Samford an outright Southern Conference title.
Samford coach Chris Hatcher and quarterback Michael Hiers, Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell are finalists for national honors.
Samford, the Southern Conference champions, receives a first round bye and will play at home in the second round.
Samford scores the winning touchdown on a 25-yard touchdown run in double overtime by Quincy Crittenden.
Samford claims its second Southern Conference football championship since joining the league in 2008.
Samford rides the hot hand of quarterback Michael Hiers to the school's first SoCon title since 2013.
Samford has only beat Chattanooga twice since joining the Southern Conference in 2008.
Samford linebacker Noah Martin, the Bulldogs leading tackler, is ready for Saturday's rivalry game at Chattanooga.
Samford is in the midst of what could be one of the better football seasons in program history.
Kendall Watson joins with Chandler Smith to form a productive duo at receiver for Samford.
Samford quarterback Michael Hiers accounted for 492 yards and five touchdowns in the Southern Conference win at ETSU.
Samford quarterback Michael Hiers throws for more than 400 yards as the Bulldogs hold on for a win at ETSU.
Samford is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Southern Conference play.
Southern Conference reprimands the on-the-field officials after a call in Samford's win over Furman on Saturday.
Samford is one of the best in the conference at red zone defense. Furman leads the way in forced turnovers.
Michael Hiers, a junior college transfer in his first season at Samford, has been sharp at quarterback for the Bulldogs.
Michael Hiers throws four touchdown passes and the Samford defense is outstanding in win over Western Carolina.