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Auburn Tigers.png Auburn Tigers Helmet Logo - NCAA Division I.png
First season 1892
Athletic director Jay Jacobs
Head coach Bryan Harsin
1st year, 0–0–0 (.000)
Other staff Rhett Lashlee, OC
Kevin Steele, DC
Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium
Field Pat Dye Field
Year built 1939
Stadium capacity 87,451
Stadium surface Natural Grass
Location Auburn, Alabama
League NCAA Division I (FBS)
Conference SEC
Division SEC Western Division
Past conferences Independent (1892-1894)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1895-1920)
Southern Conference (1921-1932)
All-time history
Auburn Tigers Historical Teams
1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
All-time record 780–443–47 (.633)
Postseason bowl record 24–18–2 (.568)
Claimed national titles 2 (1957, 2010)
Conference titles 16 (7 SIAA, 1 Southern, 8 SEC)
Division titles 10
Heisman winners 3 (Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, and Cam Newton)
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
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Colors Navy Blue and Burnt Orange


Fight song War Eagle (Fight Song)
Mascot Aubie the Tiger
Marching band Auburn University Marching Band
Outfitter Under Armour
Rivals Alabama Crimson Tide (Iron Bowl)
Georgia Bulldogs (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)
LSU Tigers (Tiger Bowl)

The Auburn Tigers football team represents Auburn University in college football as a member of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, competing in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium has a capacity of 87,451, ranking as the eighth-largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA. Bryan Harsin is the team's current coach.



The Tigers played the first football game in the Deep South in 1892,[1] with the program's first bowl appearance coming the 1936 season in the sixth Bacardi Bowl played in Havana, Cuba. As of 2009, AU Football has had 78 winning seasons, 35 bowl appearances, twenty-four 9+ win seasons, eleven undefeated seasons and ten conference championships. Auburn has played in the Southeastern Conference since its inception in 1933 and has won six SEC Conference Championships; since the divisional realignment of the conference in 1992, Auburn has won the Western Division title six times[2] including three trips to the SEC Championship game.

Historical ranking

The College Football Research Center lists Auburn as the 14th best college football program in history,[3] with eight Auburn squads listed in Billingsley’s Top 200 Teams of All Time (1869–2006).[4] ESPN ranked Auburn 21st overall[5] and 22nd in the BCS era[6], behind several other SEC schools, including Florida, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, and arch-rival Alabama.

The Associated Press poll statistics show Auburn with the 11th best national record of being ranked in the final AP Poll[7] and 12th overall (ranked 470 times out of 970 polls since the poll began in 1936), with an average ranking of 11.26.[8] Since the Coaches Poll first released a final poll in 1950, Auburn has 25 seasons where the team finished in the top 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.[9]

Auburn has the 13th most wins in D-1A college football.[10] In terms of winning percentage, Auburn ranks as the 9th most successful team in the past 25 years with a 71.6% win rate (214–83–5)[11] and 12th over the last 50 years with 63.0% (386–176–10).[12] Of the 93 current I-A football programs that been active since Auburn first fielded a team 116 years ago, Auburn ranks 13th in winning percentage over that period.[13]

Heisman links

Three Auburn players, Pat Sullivan in 1971 , Bo Jackson in 1985,and Cam Newton 2010 have won the Heisman Trophy. The Trophy's namesake, John Heisman, coached at Auburn from 1895 until 1899. Auburn is the only school where Heisman coached (among others, Georgia Tech and Clemson) that has produced a Heisman Trophy winner.

National champion teams

Eight Auburn teams have been awarded some form of "National Champions" title, though Auburn officially claims only the one awarded in 1957 by the Associated Press. The NCAA's website states that "the NCAA does not conduct a national championship in Division I-A football and is not involved in the selection process", but goes on to state that "a number of polling organizations provide a final ranking of Division I-A football teams at the end of each season". The NCAA website lists four Auburn squads that have been named National Champions by at least one organization.[14] The following is the complete list of Auburn teams ranked No. 1 and some of the organizations that recognized them as National Champion:[15]

Team Organization
1910 6–1 team Loren Maxwell
1913 undefeated 8–0 team Billingsley, James Howell, 1st-N-Goal
1914 undefeated 8–0–1 team James Howell
1957 undefeated 10–0 team Associated Press, Billingsley, Fleming, Football Research, Helms, James Howell, Massey Ratings, National Championship Foundation, Nutshell Sports, Poling, Sagarin, Sorensen, Williamson, David Wilson
1958 undefeated 9–0–1 team Montgomery Full Season Championship
1983 11–1 team ARGH, Billingsley, DKC, Eck, FACT, Fleming, Football Research, James Howell, Massey Ratings, New York Times, Nutshell Sports, Sorensen, Sparks Achievement, David Wilson, 1st-N-Goal
1993 undefeated 11–0 team Harry Frye, National Championship Foundation, Nutshell Sports, Sparks Achievement, David Wilson
2004 undefeated 13–0 team Darryl W. Perry, EFI, FansPoll, GBE, Hank Trexler, M Cubed

Another possible national championship team for the Auburn Tigers is the 1932 football team that finished 9-0-1.

The AP Poll did not begin selecting a champion until 1936 nor the AFCA Coaches Poll until 1950, so many national champion titles previous to those date were awarded retroactively. However during the 1910s, it is difficult to dispute the legitimacy of the Auburn titles. The undefeated 1913 and 1914 teams coached by Mike Donahue were some of the best defenses in Auburn history. In fact, the 1914 squad allowed zero points all season, outscoring opponents 193-0. The 1983 team featuring Bo Jackson went 11–1 and finished the season by beating Michigan in the Sugar Bowl. Despite the team entering the game ranked third in the AP and both teams ranked ahead losing their bowl games, Auburn was jumped by fifth ranked Miami for the AP National Title. The 1993 team was ineligible to play in a postseason bowl game due to NCAA-imposed sanctions.[16] The undefeated 2004 squad (13–0) finished second in the AP and Coaches Top 25 polls, but the team was awarded the 2004 People's National Champion title.[17] After USC was stripped of the FWAA title, the organization discussed awarding the Grantland Rice Award to Auburn but ultimately voted not to award a trophy for 2004.[18] Auburn University officially only claims the Associated Press (AP) National Championship of 1957[19] (although the school does acknowledge the 1913, 1983, 1993 and 2004 titles in their media guide).[20]

Logos and Uniforms

Modern history

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While Auburn football has a long and storied history, the Tigers have been quite successful in recent years. Since the expansion of the SEC and the split into divisions, Auburn has been the winningest SEC West team in league play since the conference realignment in 1992.[21] As of the end of the 2009 season, Auburn teams have won 33 of their last 50 conference matchups including 16 of the last 24 SEC away games. The Tigers seem to perform best when facing their greatest challenge as, in addition to the success on the road in the SEC, Auburn teams have won 9 of their last 16 matchups versus top-10 opponents. The Tigers also have done well protecting Jordan-Hare Stadium, particularly at night where the home team has won 18 of the 22 night games since 2000. Over the five seasons prior to 2009, Auburn won 47 games.

1993 Season

1993 capped an undefeated season for the Auburn Tigers, but were denied any championship attempts due to probation. Under coach Terry Bowden, this marked one of best seasons in Tiger history. Alabama then went to the SEC Championship in their place, and Auburn was the only fully undefeated team of 1993.

2004 Season

The Auburn Tigers ended 2004 on top of the world, beating everyone in their path to a potential national championship berth. Although they had accomplished all they had, two other schools did the exact same thing as well (Oklahoma & USC). This left Auburn out of the BCS Championship game due to the BCS system. Since this event has happened, every SEC team who has run the table has not only been able to play for the title, but win it in extraordinary fashion. In 2008, Sports Illustrated re-entered the 2004 statistics into the BCS system, out of curiosity, to see the outcome. The re-entered version had Auburn at #2, leaving the Sooners out of the title match at #3.

As of 2010, Southern California's national championship in 2004 has been stripped from the program due to infractions regarding running back Reggie Bush. Tommy Tuberville, Auburn's head coach at the time, stated that the Championship should be awarded to the 2004 Auburn Tigers. This was after he had been removed from coaching the team after a lack-luster year in 2008, and had accepted the head coaching job at Texas Tech University. The board denied this attempt for now, and has stated the will leave the 2004 championship trophy vacant at this time. TIME Magazine had Auburn listed as the #1 Team in 2004 as it's national champion. Tuberville viewed this as a "split" with USC, and all Auburn Players received championship rings.

2009 season

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While Auburn had finished ranked in the top-15 in four consecutive seasons starting with the 2004 undefeated season, a poor 5-7 showing in 2008 led to head coach Tommy Tubervile's paid resignation. New head coach Gene Chizik was hired December 13, 2008 and brought in an entirely new staff. The 2009 season saw the Tigers face a difficult schedule, including away games at Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU and Georgia, with non-conference foes including national power West Virginia and Ball State (coming off a 12-2 season). The Tigers managed an 8-5 season record after defeating Northwestern in their New Year's Day bowl matchup (2010 Outback Bowl).

2010 season

On October 24, 2010, Auburn was ranked first in the BCS polls for the first time in school history.


Tiger Walk

Before each Auburn home football game, thousands of Auburn fans line Donahue Drive to cheer on the team as they walk from Sewell Hall (the athletes' dormitory) to Jordan-Hare Stadium. The tradition began in the 1950s when groups of kids would walk up the street to greet the team and get autographs. During the tenure of coach Doug Barfield, the coach urged fans to come out and support the team, and thousands did. Today the team walks down the hill and into the stadium surrounded by fans who pat them on the back and shake their hands as they walk. The largest Tiger Walk occurred on December 2, 1989, before the first ever home football game against rival Alabama—the Iron Bowl. On that day, an estimated 20,000 fans packed the one block section of road leading to the stadium. According to former athletic director David Housel, Tiger Walk has become "the most copied tradition in all of college football."[22]

"War Eagle"

Nova, "War Eagle VII"
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There are many stories surrounding the origins of Auburn's battle cry, "War Eagle." The most popular account involves the first Auburn football game in 1892 between Auburn and the University of Georgia. According to the story, in the stands that day was an old Civil War soldier with an eagle that he had found injured on a battlefield and kept as a pet. The eagle broke free and began to soar over the field, and Auburn began to march toward the Georgia end-zone. The crowd began to chant, "War Eagle" as the eagle soared. After Auburn won the game, the eagle crashed to the field and died but, according to the legend, his spirit lives on every time an Auburn man or woman yells "War Eagle!" The battle cry of "War Eagle" also functions as a greeting for those associated with the University. For many years, a live golden eagle has embodied the spirit of this tradition. The eagle was once housed on campus in The A. Elwyn Hamer Jr. Aviary (which was the second largest single-bird enclosure in the country), but the aviary was taken down in 2003 and the eagle moved to a nearby raptor center. The eagle, War Eagle VI (nicknamed "Tiger"), was trained in 2000 to fly free around the stadium before every home game to the delight of fans. The present eagle, War Eagle VII (nicknamed "Nova"), continues the tradition.

Toomer's Corner

The intersection of Magnolia and College streets in Auburn, which marks the transition from downtown Auburn to the university campus, is known as Toomer's Corner. It is named after Toomer's Drugs, a small store on the corner that has been an Auburn landmark for over 150 years. Hanging over the corner are two massive old-growth oak trees, and anytime anything good happens concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner," this tradition is thought to have originated in the 1950s and until the mid 1990s was relegated to only to celebrating athletic wins. However, in recent years it has become a way to celebrate anything good that happens concerning Auburn.

Wreck Tech Pajama Parade

The Wreck Tech Pajama Parade originated in 1896, when a group of mischievous Auburn ROTC cadets, determined to show up the more well-known engineers from Georgia Tech, sneaked out of their dorms the night before the football game between Auburn and Tech and greased the railroad tracks. According to the story, the train carrying the Georgia Tech team slid through town and didn't stop until it was halfway to the neighboring town of Loachapoka, Alabama. The Georgia Tech team was forced to walk the five miles back to Auburn and, not surprisingly, were rather weary at the end of their journey. This likely contributed to their 45–0 loss. While the railroad long ago ceased to be the way teams traveled to Auburn and students never greased the tracks again, the tradition continues in the form of a parade through downtown Auburn. Students parade through the streets in their pajamas and organizations build floats.

Current staff

Name Position
Gus Malzahn Head Coach
Rhett Lashlee Offensive Coordinator
Kevin Steele Defensive Coordinator
Kodi Burns Co-Offensive Coordinator
Wide Receivers
Wesley McGriff Co-Defensive Coordinator
Tim Horton Running Backs
Scott Fountain Tight Ends
Special Teams Coordinator
Herb Hand Offensive Line
Rodney Garner Associate HC
Defensive Line
Travis Williams Linebackers
Ryan Russell Strength Coach

Head coaches

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1892 George Petrie 1 2-2 .500
1893 D.M. Balliet 1 1-0 1.000
1893 G.H. Harvey 1 2-0-2 .750
1894 F.M. Hall 1 1-3 .250
1895–1899 John Heisman 5 12-4-2 .722
1900–1901 Billy Watkins 2 6-3-1 .650
1902 Robert Kent 1 2-2-1 .500
1902 James H. Harvey 1 0-2 .000
1903 Billy Bates 1 4-3 .571
1904–1906 Mike Donahue 3 12-9-1 .568
1907 Willis Keinholz 1 6-2-1 .722
1908–1922 Mike Donahue 15 94-26-4 .774
1923–1924 Boozer Pitts 2 7-7-4 .500
1925–1927 Dave Morey 3 10-10-1 .500
1927 Boozer Pitts 1 0-4-2 .167
1928–1929 George Bohler 2 3-11 .214
1929 John Floyd 1 0-4 .000
1930–1933 Chet Wynne 4 22-15-2 .590
1934–1942 Jack Meagher 8 48-37-10 .558
1943 World War II (no football)
1944–1947 Carl Voyles 4 15-22 .405
1948–1950 Earl Brown 3 3-22-4 .172
1951–1975 Ralph "Shug" Jordan 25 176-83-6 .675
1976–1980 Doug Barfield 5 29-25-1 .536
1981–1992 Pat Dye 12 99-39-4 .711
1993–1998 Terry Bowden 6 47-17-1 .731
1998 Bill Oliver 1† 2-3 .400
1999–2008 Tommy Tuberville 10 85-40 .680
2009–2012 Gene Chizik 4 33-19 .635
2013-2020 Gus Malzahn 8 68-35 .660
2021-present Bryan Harsin 1 0-0 .000

†Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver coached the last five games of the 1998 season after Terry Bowden's resignation.

Award winners

A number of Auburn players and coaches have won national awards, including 62 players being named as college football All-Americans. The Tigers also have eleven coaches and players that have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Hall of Fame

Year Inducted
Year Inducted
1954 - Jimmy Hitchcock
1956 - Walter Gilbert
1991 - Pat Sullivan
1994 - Tucker Frederickson
1998 - Bo Jackson
2002 - Terry Beasley
2004 - Tracy Rocker
2009 - Ed Dyas
1951 - "Iron Mike" Donahue
1954 - John Heisman
1982 - Ralph "Shug" Jordan
2005 - Pat Dye

National Awards


Heisman Trophy [1]
Best player

Walter Camp Award [2]
Best player

Outland Trophy [3]
Best interior lineman

Lombardi Award [4]
Best lineman/linebacker

Jim Thorpe Award [5]
Best defensive back

1971 - Pat Sullivan, QB
1985 - Bo Jackson, RB
2010 - Cam Newton, QB

1971 - Pat Sullivan, QB
1985 - Bo Jackson, RB
2010 - Cam Newton, QB

1958 - Zeke Smith,G
1988 - Tracy Rocker, DT

1988 - Tracy Rocker, DT

2004 - Carlos Rogers, CB


Paul "Bear" Bryant Award [6]
Coach of the Year

Broyles Award [7]
Best assistant coach

1993 - Terry Bowden
2004 - Tommy Tuberville

2004 - Gene Chizik


Name Position Years Source
Jimmy Hitchcock HB 1932 WCFF
Walter Gilbert C 1933–1936
Monk Gafford RB 1942
Caleb "Tex" Warrington C 1944 FWAA, WCFF
Travis Tidwell RB 1949 Williamson
Jim Pyburn WR 1954
Joe Childress RB 1955 FWAA
Frank D’Agostino T 1955 AFCA
Fob James RB 1955 INS
Jimmy Phillips DE 1957 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Zeke Smith OG 1958–1959 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Jackie Burkett C 1958 AFCA
Ken Rice OT 1959–1960 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Ed Dyas RB 1960 FWAA
Jimmy Sidle RB 1963 FWAA
Tucker Frederickson RB 1964 FWAA, WCFF
Jack Thornton DT 1965 NEA
Bill Cody LB
Freddie Hyatt WR 1967 TFN
David Campbell DT 1968 NEA
Buddy McClinton DB 1969 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Larry Willingham DB 1970 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Pat Sullivan QB 1971 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Terry Beasley WR 1971 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Mike Fuller S 1974
Ken Bernich LB 1974 AFCA, WCFF
Neil O'Donoghue PK 1976 TFN
Keith Uecker OG 1981 Mizlou
Bob Harris SS
David King CB
Donnie Humphrey DT 1983 WTBS
Gregg Carr LB 1984 AFCA, WCFF
Bo Jackson RB 1983–1985 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Lewis Colbert P 1985 AFCA
Ben Tamburello C 1986 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Brent Fullwood RB 1986 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Aundray Bruce LB 1987 AFCA, WCFF
Kurt Crain LB 1987 AP
Stacy Searels OT 1987 AP, TFN
Tracy Rocker DT 1987–1988 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Walter Reeves TE 1988 TSN
Benji Roland DT
Ed King OG 1989–1990 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Craig Ogletree LB 1989 TSN
David Rocker DT 1990 AFCA, WCFF
Wayne Gandy OT 1993 AP, FWAA, SH
Terry Daniel P 1993 AFCA, FWAA, WCFF
Brian Robinson SS
Frank Sanders WR 1994 AP, FWAA, SH
Chris Shelling SS 1994 FWAA, SH
Victor Riley OT 1997 AFCA
Takeo Spikes LB 1997 TSN
Damon Duval PK 2001 AFCA, WCFF
Karlos Dansby LB 2003 AFCA
Marcus McNeill OT 2004–2005 AP, CBS, FWAA, SI, Rivals, CFN, WCFF
Carlos Rogers CB 2004 AP, FWAA, WCFF
Junior Rosegreen SS 2004 SI, CBS
Carnell Williams RB 2004 AFCA
Kenny Irons RB 2005 Rivals
Tim Duckworth OG 2006 Rivals
Quentin Groves DE 2006 Rivals
Ben Grubbs OG 2006 Rivals, ESPN, PFW
David Irons CB 2006 Rivals

Tigers in the NFL

Ronnie Brown was the #2 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft

There have been 245 Auburn players drafted into the National Football League, with 15 earning 30 All-Pro honors, 27 making Pro Bowl appearances, and 23 playing in the Super Bowl.

The Dow Jones College-Football Success Index ranked Auburn as the eighth best program in the nation, with the second highest Draft Value which indicate "that a school's players perform better than NFL scouts seem to expect".[8] Auburn is tied (with Miami) for second most Top 5 NFL Draft picks this decade, and The Plains have produced 25 first round draft picks overall.

Running back U

Cadillac Williams evades a tackler.

Auburn has several former running backs currently playing that position in the NFL (see below). They carry on a long legacy of top NFL backs from Auburn such as Tucker Frederickson, William Andrews, Joe Cribbs, James Brooks, Rudi Johnson, Stephen Davis, James Bostic, Brandon Jacobs, Lionel James, Brent Fullwood, Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Heath Evans, Kenny Irons, Ben Tate, Tommie Agee and Bo Jackson. Over the years 1987-2008, there have been 15 Tiger running backs drafted into the NFL, with several more successfully signing as undrafted free-agents.

Current NFL players

There are a number of former Auburn players currently listed on NFL rosters. These players include nine running backs, seven linebackers, six wide receivers, three tight ends, eight cornerbacks, one quarterback, one placekicker and twenty linemen including six nose tackle, six guards, five offensive tackles and three defensive ends.

Name Position Team
Devin Aromashodu WR Free Agent
Rob Bironas PK Tennessee Titans
Ronnie Brown RB San Diego Chargers
Jason Campbell QB Chicago Bears
Zach Clayton DT Tennessee Titans
Karlos Dansby LB Miami Dolphins
King Dunlap OT San Diego Chargers
Josh Harris LS Atlanta Falcons
Nick Fairley DT Detroit Lions
Mario Fannin OG Denver Broncos
Tyronne Green OG San Diego Chargers
Quentin Groves DE Oakland Raiders
Ben Grubbs OG New Orleans Saints
Marquies Gunn DE Free Agent
Will Herring LB Seattle Seahawks
Kevin Hobbs DB Free Agent
Roderick Hood DB Tennessee Titans
David Irons DB Free Agent
Kenny Irons RB Free Agent
Tommy Jackson DT Free Agent
Brandon Jacobs RB New York Giants
Robert Johnson TE Free Agent
Rudi Johnson RB Free Agent
Spencer Johnson DT Buffalo Bills
Pat Lee DB Green Bay Packers
Senderrick Marks DT Tennessee Titans
Stanley McClover DE Free Agent
Walter McFadden CB Oakland Raiders
Jeris McIntyre WR Free Agent
Marcus McNeill OT San Diego Chargers
Anthony Mix WR Free Agent
Benjamin Obomanu WR Seattle Seahawks
Jonathan Palmer OT Arizona Cardinals
Jerraud Powers DB Indianapolis Colts
Mike Pucillo OG Free Agent
Jay Ratliff DT Dallas Cowboys
Tony Richardson FB New York Jets
Carlos Rogers DB Washington Redskins
Kendall Simmons OG Free Agent
Pat Sims DT Cincinnati Bengals
Takeo Spikes LB San Diego Chargers
Carl Stewart RB Free Agent
Ben Tate RB Houston Texans
Courtney Taylor WR Free Agent
Dontarrious Thomas LB Free Agent
Josh Thompson DT Free Agent
Reggie Torbor LB Buffalo Bills
Cooper Wallace TE Free Agent
Marcus Washington LB Free Agent
Jonathan Wilhite DB New England Patriots
Carnell Williams RB Free Agent
Travis Williams LB Free Agent

2010 NFL Draft

The following former Tigers were drafted in the most recent NFL Draft:

Name Position Team Round
Ben Tate RB Houston Texans 2
Walter McFadden CB Oakland Raiders 5

Hall of Fame

Name Position Inducted
Frank Gatski C 1985

Bowl history

Auburn football teams have been invited to participate in 35 total bowls and have garnered a record of 20–13–2. Auburn ranks as one of the best programs in the nation in success in bowl games. Auburn ranks 16th in all-time bowl appearances with 35, 13th in all-time bowl wins with 20, and tied for 22nd in all-time bowl win percentage at .600. On January 1, 2010, Auburn defeated Northwestern in the Outback Bowl in overtime, 38-35. Auburn has won 3 straight bowl games and 6 out of their last 7.

W/L Date PF Opponent PA Bowl
T 01-01-1937 7 Villanova 7 Bacardi Bowl
W 01-01-1938 6 Michigan St. 0 Orange Bowl
L 01-01-1954 13 Texas Tech 35 Gator Bowl
W 12-31-1954 33 Baylor 13 Gator Bowl
L 12-31-1955 13 Vanderbilt 25 Gator Bowl
L 01-01-1964 7 Nebraska 13 Orange Bowl
L 12-18-1965 7 Mississippi 13 Liberty Bowl
W 12-28-1968 34 Arizona 10 Sun Bowl
L 12-31-1969 7 Houston 36 Bluebonnet Bowl
W 01-02-1971 35 Mississippi 28 Gator Bowl
L 01-01-1972 22 Oklahoma 40 Sugar Bowl
W 12-30-1972 24 Colorado 3 Gator Bowl
L 12-29-1973 17 Missouri 34 Sun Bowl
W 12-30-1974 27 Texas 3 Gator Bowl
W 12-18-1982 33 Boston College 26 Tangerine Bowl
W 01-02-1984 9 Michigan 7 Sugar Bowl
W 12-27-1984 21 Arkansas 15 Liberty Bowl
L 01-01-1986 16 Texas A&M 36 Cotton Bowl Classic
W 01-01-1987 16 USC 7 Florida Citrus Bowl
T 01-01-1988 16 Syracuse 16 Sugar Bowl
L 01-02-1989 7 Florida St. 13 Sugar Bowl
W 01-01-1990 31 Ohio St. 14 Hall of Fame Bowl
W 12-29-1990 27 Indiana 23 Peach Bowl
L 01-01-1996 14 Penn St. 43 Outback Bowl
W 12-31-1996 32 Army 29 Independence Bowl
W 01-02-1998 21 Clemson 17 Peach Bowl
L 01-01-2001 28 Michigan 31 Florida Citrus Bowl
L 12-31-2001 10 North Carolina 16 Peach Bowl
W 01-01-2003 13 Penn St. 9 Capital One Bowl
W 12-31-2003 28 Wisconsin 14 Music City Bowl
W 01-03-2005 16 Virginia Tech 13 Sugar Bowl
L 01-02-2006 10 Wisconsin 24 Capital One Bowl
W 01-01-2007 17 Nebraska 14 Cotton Bowl Classic
W 12-31-2007 23 Clemson 20 Chick-fil-A Bowl
W 01-01-2010 38 Northwestern 35 Outback Bowl
W 01-10-2011 22 Oregon 19 National Championship
W 12-31-2011 43 Virginia 24 Chick-fil-A Bowl

Future non-conference opponents


  1. Heisman Trophy Winners. Retrieved on 2007-12-14. [dead link]
  2. Alder, James. Walter Camp Award Winners. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  3. All-Time Outland Trophy Winners. Football Writers Association of America. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  4. The Rotary Lombardi Award Website — Winners. Rotary Club of Houston. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  5. The Jim Thorpe Award — Past Winners. The Jim Thorpe Association. Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  6. Paul "Bear" Bryant Previous Winners. American Heart Association. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  7. Former Winners of the Broyles Award. Rotary Club of Little Rock. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  8. Dow Jones College-Football Success Index. The Wall Street Journal (2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-06.

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