Troy Trojans

About Troy Trojans

The Troy Trojans football program was first established in 1909 and represents Troy University. The university have fielded a football team in almost all of the years since, with a few exceptions, such as during the war years, and have now operated without interruption since 1946. At present, the team have major rivalries with two other teams. Their rivalry with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders is known as the 'Battle for the Palladium', while a rivalry with the Jacksonville State Gamecocks has been dubbed the 'Battle for the Ol' School Bell'.

In 1968, the team won the NAIA National Football Championship and later added Division II National Titles in 1984 and 1987. Having previously competed at NCAA Division I-AA level, Troy made the step up to Division I in 2001. In 2004, they joined the Sun Belt Conference and have competed there ever since. 

Altogether, the team have won 20 Conference Championships, which includes wins in the Alabama Intercollegiate Conference, the Mid-South Athletic Conference, the Gulf South Conference and the Southland Conference. The Trojans won their first Sun Belt Conference Title in 2006 and subsequently put together back-to-back title wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, setting a new record for the Sun Belt Conference in the process. The team have competed in five FBS bowl games and have a record of two wins and three losses. Their last win came in the 2010 New Orleans Bowl, where they beat the Ohio Bobcats.

Several former Troy players are currently active in the National Football League. Examples include seven-time Pro Bowl selection, DeMarcus Ware; two-time Super Bowl Champion, Osi Umenyiora and two-time All-Pro selection, Leodis McKelvin.

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