College football key dates for 2021

college football key dates

These are subject to change with COVID-19 continuing to impact college football’s plans. As it continues to evolve to be a year-round sport, here are some of the college football key dates to watch for throughout the year for the 2021 season.

2021 College Football Key Dates

March 1, 2021: Four-year player NFL Draft Entry Deadline

April 15, 2021: End of the recruiting dead period

April 29-May 1, 2021: NFL Draft

August 1, 2021: Class of 2021 Final Signing Date

August 28, 2021: 2021-22 College football season starts

TBA: Class of 2022 Early Signing Period

December 31, 2021: College Football Playoff semifinals

January 10, 2022: College Football Playoff national championship