|Alabama State Hornets football|
|Athletic director||Dr. Jason Cable|
|Head coach||Eddie Robinson |
1st season, 0–0 (–)
|All-time record||516–507–41 (.504)|
|Rivalries||Alabama A&M Bulldogs|
Tuskegee Golden Tigers
|Colors||Black and old gold|
|Fight song||Hail Alabama|
|Marching band||Mighty Marching Hornets|
The Alabama State Hornets are the college football team representing the Alabama State University. The Hornets play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
Hornet Stadium serves as the facility for Alabama State football games and practices. The 120-yard field turf playing field provides training to ASU football in all weather conditions. In June 2011, construction on the Houston Markham Football Complex was completed. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility serves as the new home of the football program.
Alabama State has won six conference championships.
|1935||Rufus Lewis||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||9–2–1|
|1936||Rufus Lewis||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||6–2–2|
|1965||Whitney L. Van Cleve||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Section B||6–4–0|
|1966||Whitney L. Van Cleve||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Section B||8–2–0|
|1991||Houston Markham||Southwestern Athletic Conference||11–0–1|
|2004||Charles Coe||Southwestern Athletic Conference||10–2|
|Total Conference Championships:||6|
The Magic City Classic is the highest attended and most anticipated regular season ASU football game every year. The Hornets take on in-state rival Alabama A&M Bulldogs in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Turkey Day Classic is an annual event played yearly on Thanksgiving between ASU and another opponent, most recently Prairie View A&M in 2019 and has been played almost consecutively since 1924, except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 20 Alabama State alumni have played in the NFL, including:
|Bertrand C. Jacobs||1926–1928||16–10–3||0.615|
|Gaston F. Lewis||1929–1933||31–13–4||0.705|
|John Brown||1943, 1945–1948||10–24–1||0.249|
|Georgie Lockhart & E.B. Campbell a||1944||0–7||0.000|
|James H. Dixon||1949–1951||5–20–3||0.179|
|Whitney Van Cleve||1964–1968||35–14–1||0.700|
|Willie J. Parker||1973–1976, 1984, 1986||16–38||0.296|
|Ron Mitchell (interim)||1985||3–8||0.273|
|Charles Coe III||2003–2006||29–18||0.617|
|Travis Pearson (interim)||2021||2–2||0.500|