"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

Championships

Clemson has won 20 conference titles in its history, more than any other current or former member of the ACC. The Tigers claimed the 1981 National Championship with a 22-15 victory over Nebraska.

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

Atlantic Division Champions: 2009, 2011, 2012

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