FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The University of Fort Lauderdale and Head Football Coach Chris Chambers reveals the 2021 schedule announced on Friday.
Chambers, heading into his first season at the helm of the Eagles, brings years of experience to the table, including a 10-year NFL career as a wide receiver.
“I am excited about my first season as the head coach of the University of Fort Lauderdale,” stated Chambers. “This is a great opportunity to impact the community and play a huge role in the development of our student-athletes.”
UFTL kicks off the first full season as a non-club football team with a 10-game schedule with eight road games and two home games.
The Eagles will hit the road for the first seven games of the season before wrapping up with two of the final three games at home.
“Our 2021 Football schedule will present some challenges,” Chambers said. “It gives us the opportunity to compete at the high level against some great competition and well-established football programs.”
UFTL opens the first season as a member of the NCCAA with a game on the road at Southeastern University on Aug. 28.
The Eagles will then travel to Odessa, Texas, to face off with the University of Texas Permian-Basin on Sept. 3 with a 7 pm kickoff.
A week later, UFTL will travel to Presbyterian College for a week three match-up on Sept. 11. Next, the Eagles will head back west to Mississippi to face Mississippi College on Sept. 18.
Week five starts back-to-back weeks when UFTL travels to a recent NCAA DII National Champion. The University of West Florida, the defending champions, will host the Eagles on Sept. 25, then on Oct. 2, UFTL will travel to the 2017 champions, the University of Texas A&M-Commerce.
The Eagles will play its last road game before coming home on Oct. 9 at Bluefield State University.
On Oct. 16, UFTL will host Saint Sebastian Elite College at Central Broward Regional Park.
The Eagles will wrap up the season with a home and home series with Virginia University-Lynchburg. The two teams will face off in Lynchburg on Oct. 30 before wrapping up the season at home on Nov. 13.
2021 UFTL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION
Aug. 28 at Southeastern Lakeland, Fla.
Sept. 3 at Texas Permian-Basin Odessa, Texas
Sept. 11 at Presbyterian Clinton, S.C.
Sept. 18 at Mississippi College Clinton, Miss.
Sept. 25 at West Florida Pensacola, Fla.
Oct. 2 at Texas A&M-Commerce Commerce, Texas
Oct. 9 at Bluefield State Bluefield, W.V.
OCT. 16 SAINT SEBASTIAN ELITE LAUDERHILL, FLA.
Oct. 30 at Virginia University-Lynchburg Lynchburg, W.V.
NOV. 13 VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY-LYNCHBURG LAUDERHILL, FLA.