2017 Red Grange Bowl Champions
Located just west of Chicago in beautiful suburban Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the College of DuPage Chaparrals are a perennial-top 25 NJCAA program playing a national, independent schedule with no out-of-state roster restrictions. The Chaps are dedicated to winning with character and integrity, developing the whole person: academically, athletically, and spiritually.
The 2016 NFL draft welcomed in several former Chaparrals! COD congratulates alum Fahn Cooper (Ole Miss - 4th RD / 49ers) & Johnny Holton (Cincinnati - UDFA / Raiders) as well as former Chaps Mike Thomas (Southern Miss - 6th RD / Rams) & Darvell Harris (North Alabama - UDFA / Seahawks)
4 out of the last 5 years the Chaps have been able to make to one of just 7 NJCAA post-season bowl games. This year DuPage will compete in the Red Grange Bowl. The game will be held on the campus of COD just a mile from the home of football's original legend. All ticket proceeds will be donated will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The weekend of events features a banquet with keynote speakers Tim Lester, Head Coach Western Michigan and General Brian Layer.