2019 Football

Grambling to recognize 1985 football squad

One of Eddie Robinson’s all-time great teams will be honored this season by Grambling.

GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics, in collaboration with the Eddie G. Robinson 100th Birthday Commemoration Committee, will honor the 1985 Football team during the Oct. 12 home opener against Alabama A&M with an 80s G-Men Throwback Game, sponsored by adidas.

The 1985 season was special for many reasons, including Eddie Robinson’s winning his record-breaking 324th victory, which surpassed Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant for then-most wins by a college football head coach. In addition to the record-breaking moment, the 1985 team finished the season 9-3 overall, 6-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play and co-conference champions. The Tigers ended that season with a heartbreaking 10-7 postseason loss to Arkansas State.


The event, which is open to any member of the Grambling State football teams, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 with a reception at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. The 1985 team will be honored during halftime of the Alabama A&M game on Oct. 12.

Registration is $50 and includes admission to the Welcome Reception on Oct. 11, a game ticket on Oct. 12 and a commemorative T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Grambling State Football program. Deadline to register for the event is set for Sept. 1.

Grambling to recognize 1985 football squad
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