|Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks|
|Athletic director||Ryan Ivey|
|Head coach||Colby Carthel |
4th season, 23–22 (.511)
|Stadium||Homer Bryce Stadium|
|Field surface||Hellas Matrix Turf|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||United Athletic Conference|
|All-time record||370–468–30 (.444)|
|Bowl record||1–0 (1.000)|
|Conference titles||6 (1 Gulf Star, 4 SLC, 1 WAC)|
|Rivalries||Northwestern State Demons (rivalry)|
Sam Houston Bearkats (rivalry)
|Colors||Purple and white|
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as members of the United Athletic Conference. The UAC, newly formed for the 2023 season, is a merger of the football leagues of SFA's primary home of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the ASUN Conference. It replaces an alliance between the two conferences that operated in the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
SFA had long been a member of the Southland Conference (SLC) before joining the WAC in July 2021, the same time that conference relaunched its football league at the FCS level. Stephen F. Austin's first football team was fielded in 1923. The team plays its home games at the 14,575 seat Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas.
|Year||Coach||Conference||Overall record||Conference record|
|1985†||Jim Hess||Gulf Star Conference||9–2||4–1|
|1989||Lynn Graves||Southland Conference||12–2–1||6–0–1|
|2009†||J. C. Harper||10–3||6–1|
|2022||Colby Carthel||Western Athletic Conference||6–5||3–1|
Notable alumni include:
The Lumberjacks earned a berth in the FCS playoffs in 2009, the first postseason appearance for the team since 1995. The 2010 season marked the first time that the school had won an outright conference championship since 1989.
The team's only bowl game was the 1973 Poultry Bowl, in which the team defeated Gardner-Webb, 31–10, in Gainesville, Georgia.
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs eight times with an overall record of 7–8.
National Championship Game
Southwest Missouri State
|1993||First round||Troy State||L 20–42|
|2010||Second round||Villanova||L 24–54|
|2014||First round||Northern Iowa||L 10–44|
|2021||First round||Incarnate Word||L 28–35 OT|
The Lumberjacks have active rivalries with the Northwestern State Demons and the Sam Houston Bearkats.
Announced schedules as of December 4, 2022. Austin Peay, announced as a non-conference opponent for 2024 and 2025, became a conference opponent with the formation of the UAC.
|at Troy||at Kansas||at Nicholls||Missouri State||at Missouri State||at Louisville|
|Alcorn State||at North Texas||Nicholls|
|at Northwestern State||at Montana State||Montana State|
|Texas A&M–Commerce||at Texas A&M–Commerce|