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Richmond Spiders football
RichmondSpiders.png Richmond Spiders football helmet.gif
First season 1881
Athletic director Jim Miller
Head coach Latrell Scott
1st year, 0–0–0  (–)
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 490–602–53 (.451)
Postseason bowl record 1–1
Claimed national titles 1 (2008)
Conference titles 12
Colors UR Blue and UR Red            
Rival William & Mary Tribe and JMU Dukes
Website RichmondSpiders.com

The Richmond Spiders are a college football team representing the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is the current Division I Football Championship Subdivision champion. Richmond currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Latrell Scott was named head coach of the Spiders on December 15th, 2009,[1] succeeding Mike London, who had taken the head coaching position at the University of Virginia eight days earlier.[2]

In 2007, the Spiders advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals before falling to two-time defending national champion Appalachian State.

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. In 2009, Richmond was one of the two CAA teams (William & Mary) to defeat an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team after they beat the Duke Blue Devils.

Richmond's traditional rival in many sports is the College of William & Mary. Richmond and William & Mary have met 119 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.[3] 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.

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Spiders in professional football

NFL Draft Selections (47)
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1 1941 2 1 11 Jones, ArtArt Jones Philadelphia Eagles Back
2 1944 24 11 252 Lawlor, CourtneyCourtney Lawlor Boston Yanks Back
3 1947 12 4 99 Savage, UlyssesUlysses Savage Washington Redskins End
4 1947 18 4 159 Nichols, TomTom Nichols Washington Redskins Back
5 1950 29 13 378 Curtier, WesWes Curtier Philadelphia Eagles Tackle
6 1954 15 9 178 Elliott, EdEd Elliott Los Angeles Rams Back
7 1955 7 3 76 Christensen, ErikErik Christensen Washington Redskins End
8 1956 4 3 40 Pajaczkowski, FrankFrank Pajaczkowski San Francisco 49ers Back
9 1956 11 1 122 Wacker, LouLou Wacker Detroit Lions Back
10 1958 17 4 197 Eaton, DickDick Eaton Chicago Bears Center
11 1958 17 5 198 Wilt, FredFred Wilt Washington Redskins Tackle
12 1959 13 2 146 Lamberti, PatPat Lamberti Chicago Cardinals End
13 1959 21 5 245 Davis, BuddyBuddy Davis Detroit Lions Back
14 1959 27 11 323 Biscaha, JoeJoe Biscaha New York Giants End
15 1960 16 6 186 Ames, DaveDave Ames Pittsburgh Steelers Back
16 1961 12 3 157 Coolbaugh, BobBob Coolbaugh Washington Redskins End
17 1962 18 9 247 Rideout, MelMel Rideout Baltimore Colts Quarterback
18 1963 5 5 61 Ventura, BillBill Ventura Baltimore Colts Tackle
19 1964 6 6 76 Hilton, JohnJohn Hilton Detroit Lions Tight End
20 1964 10 5 131 Smith, RonRon Smith Los Angeles Rams Quarterback
21 1968 5 6 117 Bragg, MikeMike Bragg Washington Redskins Punter
22 1969 17 9 425 O'Brien, BusterBuster O'Brien Denver Broncos Quarterback
23 1970 1 15 15 Gillette, WalkerWalker Gillette San Diego Chargers Wide Receiver
24 1970 7 5 161 Fowler, WayneWayne Fowler Buffalo Bills Tackle
25 1971 3 9 61 Livesay, JimJim Livesay St. Louis Cardinals Wide Receiver
26 1971 11 20 280 Richards, CharlieCharlie Richards Los Angeles Rams Quarterback
27 1972 9 15 223 Easterling, RayRay Easterling Atlanta Falcons Defensive Back
28 1974 1 12 12 Smith, BartyBarty Smith Green Bay Packers Running Back
29 1974 15 5 369 Kelly, PatPat Kelly Baltimore Colts Linebacker
30 1975 9 2 210 Mahoney, MikeMike Mahoney New York Giants Wide Receiver
31 1975 9 24 232 Knight, HarryHarry Knight Oakland Raiders Quarterback
32 1978 12 23 329 Allen, BruceBruce Allen Baltimore Colts Punter
33 1979 4 5 87 Nixon, JeffJeff Nixon Buffalo Bills Defensive Back
34 1982 1 14 14 Redden, BarryBarry Redden Los Angeles Rams Running Back
35 1982 12 17 323 Seale, MarkMark Seale New York Giants Defensive Tackle
36 1986 11 9 286 Armstrong, JohnJohn Armstrong Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver
37 1986 11 13 290 Melvin, LelandLeland Melvin Detroit Lions Wide Receiver
38 1987 10 27 278 Wilkinson, RafeRafe Wilkinson Denver Broncos Linebacker
39 1989 7 6 173 Jordan, BrianBrian Jordan Buffalo Bills Defensive Back
40 1991 11 16 294 Smith, JamesJames Smith Houston Oilers Defensive Back
41 1998 4 21 113 Barber, ShawnShawn Barber Washington Redskins Linebacker
42 1999 6 14 183 Megna, MarcMarc Megna New York Jets Linebacker
43 1999 7 14 220 King, EricEric King Kansas City Chiefs Guard
44 2000 5 25 154 Moore, MuneerMuneer Moore Denver Broncos Wide Receiver
45 2008 4 26 125 Shields, ArmanArman Shields Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver
46 2008 5 14 149 Hightower, TimTim Hightower Arizona Cardinals Running Back
47 2009 4 25 125 Sidbury, LawrenceLawrence Sidbury Atlanta Falcons Defensive End
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Undrafted players and non-NFL draftees

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