National Champions

1981 │ 2016 │ 2018

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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. The 2018 team won Clemson’s third National Championship after defeating Alabama 44-16 and went 15-0. They became the first team to go 15-0 in the College Football Playoff Era.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Clemson leads the ACC with 18 ACC Championships with the most recent coming in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Clemson is the first program since the inception of conference championship games in 1992 to win five consecutive conference championship games.

CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS:

Atlantic Coast Conference Champions: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Atlantic Division Champions: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Southern Conference Champions: 1940, 1948

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

BOWL HISTORY

  • 2019 Fiesta Bowl
  • 2018 Cotton Bowl
  • 2017 Sugar Bowl
  • 2016 Fiesta Bowl
  • 2015 Orange Bowl
  • 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl
  • 2013 Orange Bowl
  • 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl
  • 2011 Orange Bowl
  • 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl
  • 2009 Music City Bowl
  • 2008 Gator Bowl
  • 2007 Chick-Fil-A Bowl
  • 2006 Music City Bowl
  • 2005 Champs Sports Bowl
  • 2003 Peach Bowl
  • 2002 Tangerine Bowl
  • 2001 Humanitarian Bowl
  • 2000 Gator Bowl

BOWL HISTORY

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