Air Force Falcons

Air Force Falcons

About Air Force Falcons

The Air Force Falcons football program has been active since 1955 and represents the United States Air Force Academy. Known for their distinctive style, which places an emphasis on speed and technique, the team have won a number of titles and hold an all-time winning record. In addition to their on-the-field success, Air Force have produced a total of 39 Academic All-Americans. Since 1999, the Falcons have competed in the Mountain West Conference.

Air Force's main rivals are the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. The three teams compete annually in a triangle series for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. To date, the Air Force Falcons have been the most successful team in the series, winning the trophy 18 times. A seperate rivalry also exists between the Falcons and the Colorado State Rams. In 1980, the The Ram–Falcon Trophy was created to add further intensity to this rivalry.

In terms of major success, the team have claimed three Conference Championships. The first two wins, in 1985 and 1995, were Co-Championships, while their third success was an outright victory in 1998. The 1998 season also saw Air Force win the WAC Mountain Division Title. The team have appeared in 22 bowl games and currently hold a 10–11–1 record.

Several of the team's former players have gone on to compete in the National Football League, such as Chad Hall, Chris Gizzi and Bryce Fisher. The program has produced five Consensus All-Americans, including Ernie Jennings, Chad Hennings and Carlton McDonald. Hennings went on to win three Super Bowls in four years with the Dallas Cowboys. 

The team plays home games at Falcon Stadium, which opened in 1962. The venue has been renovated several ti...