The James Madison Dukes football team, founded in 1972, plays at Bridgeforth Stadium and is coached by Curt Cignetti. The JMU football team has been the centerpiece of JMU sports since the early 1990s and the program’s early runs into the National Playoffs against Marshall and Appalachian State.
Notable Dukes include Charles Haley, one of two players to win five Super Bowl rings and is also an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame; Scott Norwood, of the Buffalo Bills; Gary Clark, an All-Pro wide receiver for the Washington Redskins; and Arthur Moats, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers who is known for delivering the sack that led to the end of the record streak of consecutive starts made by Brett Favre in the NFL.
Wide receiver and Defensive back
Running back and Tight end