The Central Michigan Chippewas are a college football program in Division I FBS, representing Central Michigan University. CMU currently has the 27th highest overall winning percentage of programs currently playing in NCAA Division I.
The Chippewas have played in five bowl games in the last seven years, drawing 60,624 fans in the 2007 Motor City Bowl. CMU has played a total of eight post-season games, winning six. All have occurred in the past seven years. Recent Chippewa All-Americans include Antonio Brown and Eric Fisher. For the 2009-10 season, CMU finished in the Top 25 in the nation in the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Central Michigan football program had two starters in the 2012 Pro Bowl, fifth most of any college football program in the nation and two starters selected in the 2014 Pro Bowl.
CMU had the first overall draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft; left tackle, Eric Fisher who was chosen 1st by the Kansas City Chiefs, joining former CMU left tackle Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49ers as recent Chippewa 1st round draft choices. Central Michigan had four former players play in Super Bowl XLV.