National Championship

1981 │ 2016

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 1981 team defeated Nebraska 22-15 to win Clemson’s first National Championship. In its second National Championship appearance in two years, the 2016 team claimed the title after defeating Alabama 35-31 in one of College Football’s most exciting games of all time

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Clemson leads the ACC with 16 ACC Championships with the most recent titles in 2015 and 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS:

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions: 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906

Southern Conference Champions: 1940, 1948

Atlantic Coast Conference Champions: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017

Atlantic Division Champions: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017

BOWL HISTORY

  • 1939 Cotton Bowl Classic
  • 1948 Gator Bowl
  • 1950 Orange Bowl
  • 1951 Gator Bowl
  • 1956 Orange Bowl
  • 1958 Sugar Bowl
  • 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl
  • 1977 Gator Bowl
  • 1978 Gator Bowl
  • 1979 Peach Bowl
  • 1981 Orange Bowl
  • 1985 Independence Bowl
  • 1987 Gator Bowl
  • 1987 Citrus Bowl
  • 1988 Citrus Bowl
  • 1989 Gator Bowl
  • 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl
  • 1991 Gator Bowl
  • 1993 Peach Bowl
  • 1995 Gator Bowl

 

BOWL HISTORY

  • 1996 Peach Bowl
  • 1997 Peach Bowl
  • 1998 Peach Bowl
  • 1999 Peach Bowl
  • 2000 Gator Bowl
  • 2001 Humanitarian Bowl
  • 2002 Tangerine Bowl
  • 2003 Peach Bowl
  • 2005 Champs Sports Bowl
  • 2006 Music City Bowl
  • 2007 Chick-Fil-A Bowl
  • 2008 Gator Bowl
  • 2009 Music City Bowl
  • 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl
  • 2011 Orange Bowl
  • 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl
  • 2013 Orange Bowl
  • 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl
  • 2015 Orange Bowl
  • 2016 Fiesta Bow
  • 2017 Sugar Bowl

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017