The Northeastern State RiverHawks football program represents Northeastern State University in college football and competes in the Division II level (D-II) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). In 2012, Northeastern State became member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and has remained in the league. NSU's home games are played at Doc Wadley Stadium in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Northeastern's football program dates back to 1909. The RiverHawks claim twenty-one conference championships, and appeared in two NAIA football championships in 1958, and 1994.
The team is currently coached by Rob Robinson. 2014 was his first season at the helm for the RiverHawks, completing the season 0–11.
- National championships (2)
- Conference championships (21)
The Riverhawks have played their home games at Doc Wadley Stadium since 1964. The current capacity of the stadium is at 8,300.