The North Alabama Lions football program represents the University of North Alabama in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference, an Atlantic Sun-affiliated football conference. UNA plays its home games at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama. They are currently coached by Chris Willis. UNA was a member of Division II from 1972 to 2017.
The Lions are distinguished as the only team to win three consecutive football national championships in NCAA Division II. UNA's 27 consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the Division II polls also comprise the longest stretch of consecutive No. 1 rankings in football in NCAA history on any level. UNA was the last Division II team to beat a Division I-A team, defeating Southwestern Louisiana on October 11, 1997. In 2016, UNA won their fourth consecutive Gulf South Conference championship — a conference record.