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

"I have always said,'The fun is in the winning.' We have a long tradition of winning championships at Clemson, dating all the way back to John Heisman."
-Dabo Swinney

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

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

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
  • 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 Bowl