| Ohio Valley Conference|
Rod Reed (3rd year)
| 8–3 (4–3 OVC)|
2012 Tennessee State Tigers football team Wikipedia
The 2012 Tennessee State Tigers football team represented Tennessee State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Rod Reed and played their home games at LP Field, with three home games at Hale Stadium. They are a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 8–3, 4–3 in OVC play to finish in fifth place.