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Stanford Cardinal
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2018 Stanford Cardinal
Stanford plain block "S" logo Stanford Cardinal Helmets
First season 1892
Athletic director Bernard Muir
Head coach David Shaw
6th year, 54–14 ()
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
Field Foster Field
Year built 1921/1996
Stadium capacity 50,000
Stadium surface Grass
Location Stanford, California
Conference Pac-12
Division Pacific-12 North
All-time history
Stanford Cardinal Historical Teams
1891 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
All-time record 676–454–52 ()
Postseason bowl record 11–12–1 ()
Claimed national titles 2 (1926, 1940)[1]
Conference titles 13
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
Pac-12-Uniform-SU
Colors Cardinal and White

             


Fight song "Come Join The Band" (official)
"All Right Now" (de facto)
Mascot Stanford Tree (unofficial)
Marching band Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band
Rivals California Golden Bears
USC Trojans
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Website GoStanford.com

The Stanford Cardinal football program represents Stanford University in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Stanford, the top-ranked academic institution with an FBS program,[2] has a highly successful football tradition. The team is known as the Cardinal, referring to the color, not the bird. The team was known as the Indians from 1930 to 1972 and the Cardinals (also referring to the color) from 1972 to 1981.

Stanford began playing football in 1892, and participated in the first ever Rose Bowl against Michigan in 1902. Its annual Big Game against California is the oldest and most storied rivalry in the Pac-12 and the western United States. The Cardinal also compete for the Legends Trophy against independent rival Notre Dame.

The program has an all-time record of 688–457–52 for a winning percentage of .594 and has winning series records against all of its Pac-12 North rivals, except for the Washington Huskies, against whom they are 38–41–4.[3] Led by legendary coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, who still has the most wins in Cardinal history, Stanford claimed a National Championship in 1926. The 1940 team went unbeaten and untied after defeating Nebraska 21–13 in the 1941 Rose Bowl, but the team was ranked #2 in the final AP poll, released before the game was played.

Pop Warner's era predated the AP poll, but Stanford has finished at least one season in the Top 10 in six different decades under eight different coaches, including Claude E. Thornhill in 1934, Clark Shaughnessy in 1940, Chuck Taylor in 1951, John Ralston in 1970 and 1971, Bill Walsh in 1992, Jim Harbaugh in 2010, and David Shaw in 2011 and 2012. Stanford's most recent season finish in the top 5 was in 2010 after the #5 Cardinal dismantled ACC Champion Virginia Tech 40–12 in the 2011 Orange Bowl to finish with a school record 12 wins and 1 loss. Stanford finished #4 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

Quarterback Jim Plunkett is the only Stanford player to win the Heisman Trophy, doing so in 1970. Stanford players have finished second in Heisman voting a total of six times: quarterback John Elway was second to Herschel Walker in 1982; running back Toby Gerhart was second to Mark Ingram in 2009; quarterback Andrew Luck was second in Heisman voting to both Cam Newton in 2010 and Robert Griffin III in 2011; and running back Christian McCaffery was second to Derrick Henry in 2015. The Cardinal have played in 24 bowl games in their history, including 15 appearances in bowls now comprising the Bowl Championship Series, specifically one each in the Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, and thirteen in the Rose Bowl.

Season recordsEdit

Year Coach Win Loss Ties Win % Cnf
Place
PF PA Bowl
Game
Final
Poll
1891 (No coach) 3 1 .750 Ind. 52 26
1892 Walter Camp 1 0 2 1.000 Ind. 44 29
1893 Pop Bliss 8 0 1 1.000 Ind. 284 17
1894 Walter Camp 6 3 .667 Ind. 100 52
1895 Walter Camp 4 0 1 1.000 Ind. 34 8
1896 Harry P. Cross 2 1 1 .667 Ind. 30 4
1897 George H. Brooke 4 1 .800 Ind. 54 26
1898 Harry P. Cross 5 3 1 .625 Ind. 93 62
1899 Burr Chamberlain 2 5 2 .286 Ind. 67 78
1900 Fielding H. Yost 7 2 1 .778 Ind. 154 20
1901 Charles Fickert 3 2 2 .600 Ind. 28 57 Rose Bowl
1902 Carl L. Clemans 6 1 .857 Ind. 111 37
1903 James F. Lanagan 8 0 3 1.000 Ind. 227 6
1904 James F. Lanagan 7 2 1 .778 Ind. 206 10
1905 James F. Lanagan 8 0 1.000 Ind. 138 13
1906-17 Fielded Rugby team
1918 No team - World War I
1919 Bob Evans 4 3 .571 5th
1920 Walter D. Powell 4 3 .571 2nd
1921 Eugene Van Gent 4 2 2 .667 3rd
1922 Andrew Kerr 4 5 .444 5th-T
1923 Andrew Kerr 7 2 .778 3rd-T
1924 Pop Warner 7 1 1 .875 1st Rose Bowl
1925 Pop Warner 7 2 .778 2nd
1926 Pop Warner 10 0 1 1.000 1st Rose Bowl
1927 Pop Warner 8 2 1 .800 1st Rose Bowl
1928 Pop Warner 8 3 1 .727 3rd
1929 Pop Warner 9 2 .818 2nd
1930 Pop Warner 9 1 1 .900 3rd
1931 Pop Warner 7 2 2 .778 5th
1932 Pop Warner 6 4 1 .600 7th
1933 Claude E. Thornhill 8 2 1 .800 1st-T Rose Bowl
1934 Claude E. Thornhill 9 1 1 .900 1st Rose Bowl 2
1935 Claude E. Thornhill 8 1 .889 1st-T Rose Bowl
1936 Claude E. Thornhill 2 5 2 .286 6th
1937 Claude E. Thornhill 4 3 2 .571 2nd
1938 Claude E. Thornhill 3 6 .333 8th
1939 Claude E. Thornhill 1 7 1 .125 9th
1940 Clark Shaughnessy 10 0 1.000 1st Rose Bowl 1
1941 Clark Shaughnessy 6 3 .667 4th
1942 Marchmont Schwartz 6 4 .600 3rd 12
1943-45 No team - World War II
1946 Marchmont Schwartz 6 3 1 .667 5th
1947 Marchmont Schwartz 0 9 .000 10th
1948 Marchmont Schwartz 4 6 .400 5th
1949 Marchmont Schwartz 7 3 1 .700 3th-T Pineapple Bowl
1950 Marchmont Schwartz 5 3 2 .625 4th-T
1951 Chuck Taylor 9 2 .818 1st Rose Bowl 7
1952 Chuck Taylor 5 5 .500 6th
1953 Chuck Taylor 6 3 1 .667 2nd 19
1954 Chuck Taylor 4 6 .400 6th
1955 Chuck Taylor 6 3 1 .667 3rd 16
1956 Chuck Taylor 4 6 .400 6th
1957 Chuck Taylor 6 4 .600 5th
1958 Jack Curtice 2 8 .200 7th
1959 Jack Curtice 3 7 .300 5th
1960 Jack Curtice 0 10 .000 5th
1961 Jack Curtice 4 6 .400 4th-T
1962 Jack Curtice 5 5 .500 4th
1963 John Ralston 3 7 .300 6th
1964 John Ralston 5 5 .500 5th
1965 John Ralston 6 3 1 .667 5th-T
1966 John Ralston 5 5 .500 8th
1967 John Ralston 5 5 .500 4th-T
1968 John Ralston 6 3 1 .667 3rd-T
1969 John Ralston 7 2 1 .778 2nd-T 19
1970 John Ralston 9 3 .750 1st Rose Bowl 8
1971 John Ralston 9 3 .750 1st Rose Bowl 10
1972 Jack Christiansen 6 5 .545 6th-T
1973 Jack Christiansen 7 4 .636 3rd
1974 Jack Christiansen 5 4 2 .556 2nd
1975 Jack Christiansen 6 4 1 .600 3rd-T
1976 Jack Christiansen 6 5 .545 3rd
1977 Bill Walsh 9 3 .750 2nd Sun Bowl 15
1978 Bill Walsh 8 4 .667 4th-T Bluebonnet Bowl 17
1979 Rod Dowhower 5 5 1 .500 6th
1980 Paul Wiggin 6 5 .545 6th-T
1981 Paul Wiggin 4 7 .363 6th-T
1982 Paul Wiggin 5 6 .363 7th
1983 Paul Wiggin 1 10 .091 10th
1984 Jack Elway 5 6 .454 9th
1985 Jack Elway 4 7 .363 9th
1986 Jack Elway 8 4 .667 4th Gator Bowl
1987 Jack Elway 5 6 .455 4th-T
1988 Jack Elway 3 6 2 .333 9th
1989 Dennis Green 3 8 .273 7th-T
1990 Dennis Green 5 6 .455 6th-T
1991 Dennis Green 8 4 .667 2nd-T
1992 Bill Walsh 10 3 .100 1st-T Blockbuster Bowl
1993 Bill Walsh 4 7 .364 8th-T
1994 Bill Walsh 3 7 .300 8th-T
1995 Tyrone Willingham 7 4 1 .636 4th Liberty Bowl
1996 Tyrone Willingham 7 5 .583 3rd Sun Bowl
1997 Tyrone Willingham 5 6 .455 7th-T
1998 Tyrone Willingham 3 8 .273 8th-T
1999 Tyrone Willingham 8 4 .667 1st Rose Bowl
2000 Tyrone Willingham 5 6 .455 4th 261 294
2001 Tyrone Willingham 9 3 .750 2nd-T 422 339 Seattle Bowl 16
2002 Buddy Teevens 2 9 .182 9th-T 225 377
2003 Buddy Teevens 4 7 .364 8th-T 186 324
2004 Buddy Teevens 4 7 .364 8th-T 242 233
2005 Walt Harris 5 6 .455 3rd-T 269 337
2006 Walt Harris 1 11 .083 10th 127 377
2007 Jim Harbaugh 4 8 .333 7th-T 235 339
2008 Jim Harbaugh 5 7 .417 6th-T 315 329
2009 Jim Harbaugh 8 5 .615 2nd-T 461 345 Sun Bowl
2010 Jim Harbaugh 12 1 .923 2nd (North) 524 226 Orange Bowl 4
2011 David Shaw 11 2 .846 1st-T (North) 561 285 Fiesta Bowl 7
2012 David Shaw 12 2 .857 1st-T (North)
390 241 Rose Bowl 7
2013 David Shaw 11 3 .786 1st-T (North) 452 266 Rose Bowl 11

Finishes in bold are conference champions.

Seasons RecordsEdit

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Buddy Teevens (2002–2004)
2002 Buddy Teevens 2-9 1-7 T-9th
2003 Buddy Teevens 4-7 2-6 T-8th
2004 Buddy Teevens 4-7 2-6 T-8th
Buddy Teevens: 10-23 5-19
Walt Harris (2005–2006)
2005 Walt Harris 5-6 4-4 T-4th
2006 Walt Harris 1-11 1-8 10th
Walt Harris: 6-17 5-13
Jim Harbaugh (2007–2010)
2007 Jim Harbaugh 4-8 3-6 T-7th
2008 Jim Harbaugh 5-7 4-5 T-6th
2009 Jim Harbaugh 8-5 6-3 T-2nd L Sun
2010 Jim Harbaugh 12-1 8-1 2nd (North) W Orange 4 4
Jim Harbaugh: 29-21 21-15
David Shaw (2011–present)
2011 David Shaw 11-2 8-1 T-1st (North) L Fiesta
2012 David Shaw 12-2 8-1 T-1st (North) W Rose
2013 David Shaw 11-3 7-2 T-1st (North) L Rose
2014 David Shaw 8-5 5-4 2nd (North) W Foster Farms
2015 David Shaw 12-2 8-1 1st (North) W Rose
David Shaw: 54-14 36-9
Total: 99-75-0
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

Bowl game appearances and resultsEdit

File:StanfordUniversityFootballOffense2007.jpg
Year and bowl Winning team Losing team Result
1902 Rose Bowl Michigan 49 Stanford 0 Lost
1925 Rose Bowl Notre Dame 27 Stanford 10 Lost
1927 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 Alabama 7 Tied
1928 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 Pittsburgh 6 Won
1934 Rose Bowl Columbia 7 Stanford 0 Lost
1935 Rose Bowl Alabama 29 Stanford 13 Lost
1936 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 SMU 0 Won
1941 Rose Bowl Stanford 21 Nebraska 13 Won
1952 Rose Bowl Illinois 40 Stanford 7 Lost
1971 Rose Bowl Stanford 27 Ohio State 17 Won
1972 Rose Bowl Stanford 13 Michigan 12 Won
1977 Sun Bowl Stanford 24 LSU 14 Won
1978 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 25 Georgia 22 Won
1986 Gator Bowl Clemson 27 Stanford 21 Lost
1991 Aloha Bowl Georgia Tech 18 Stanford 17 Lost
1993 Blockbuster Bowl Stanford 24 Penn State 3 Won
1995 Liberty Bowl East Carolina 19 Stanford 13 Lost
1996 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 Won
2000 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 17 Stanford 9 Lost
2001 Seattle Bowl Georgia Tech 24 Stanford 14 Lost
2009 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 31 Stanford 27 Lost
2011 Orange Bowl Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12 Won
2012 Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State 41 Stanford 38 L (OT)
2013 Rose Bowl Stanford 20 Wisconsin 14 Won
2014 Rose Bowl Michigan State 24 Stanford 20 Lost
2014 Foster Farms Bowl Stanford 45 Maryland 21 Won
2016 Rose Bowl Stanford 45 Iowa 16 Won
Overall record 13–13–1

Coaches by number of victoriesEdit

Coach Total
Games
Coached
Wins Losses Ties Win % Total
Seasons
Coached
# in
Chronological
Order
Glenn "Pop" Warner 96 71 17 8 .781 9 16
John Ralston 94 55 36 3 .585 9 22
David Shaw 68 54 14 0 .794 5 34
Tyrone Willingham 81 44 36 1 .549 7 30
Chuck Taylor 71 40 29 2 .577 7 20
Claude E. Thornhill 67 35 25 7 .575 7 17
Bill Walsh 59 34 24 1 .585 5 24/29
Jack Christiansen 55 30 22 3 .573 5 23
Jim Harbaugh 50 29 21 0 .580 4 33
Marchmont Schwartz 60 28 28 4 .500 6 19
Jack Elway 56 25 29 2 .464 5 27
James F. Lanagan 29 23 2 4 .862 3 11
Dennis Green 34 16 18 0 .471 3 28
Paul Wiggin 44 16 28 0 .364 4 26
Clark Shaughnessy 19 16 3 0 .742 2 18
Jack Curtice 50 14 36 0 .280 5 21
Andrew Kerr 18 11 7 0 .611 2 15
Walter Camp 17 11 3 3 .735 1 1/3
Buddy Teevens 33 10 23 0 .303 3 31
C. D. "Pop" Bliss 9 8 0 1 .944 1 2
Fielding H. Yost 10 7 2 1 .750 1 8
Harry P. Cross 14 7 4 2 .615 2 4/6
Walt Harris 23 6 17 0 .261 2 32
Carl L. Clemans 7 6 1 0 .857 1 10
Rod Dowhower 11 5 5 1 .500 1 25
Eugene Van Gent 8 4 2 2 .625 1 14
Walter D. Powell 7 4 3 0 .571 1 13
Bob Evans 7 4 3 0 .571 1 12
George H. Brooke 5 4 1 0 .800 1 5
Charles Fickert 7 3 2 2 .571 1 9
Burr Chamberlain 9 2 5 2 .333 1 7

Individual award winnersEdit

File:Stanford at UCLA 2010.jpg
Jim Plunkett – 1970
Jim Plunkett – 1970
Jim Plunkett – 1970
Troy Walters – 1999
Dick Norman – 1959
Guy Benjamin – 1977
Steve Dils – 1978
John Elway – 1982
Jim Plunkett – 1970
Toby Gerhart – 2009
Owen Marecic – 2010

College Football Hall of FameEdit

The following Stanford players and coaches are members of the College Football Hall of Fame:[4]

Pro Football Hall of FamersEdit

The following Stanford players are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame:[5]


Stanford's All-Century TeamEdit

chosen by the Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, November 18, 1999

Coach
Glenn "Pop" Warner (1924–32)

Offense
QB: Jim Plunkett (1968–70)
RB: Darrin Nelson (1977–81)
RB: Ernie Nevers (1923–25)
TE: Bill McColl (1949–51)
OL: Bob Whitfield (1989–91)
OL: George Buehler (1966–68)
OL: Vic Lindskog (1940–41)
OL: Chuck Taylor (1940–42)
OL: Bob Reynolds (1933–35)
WR: Troy Walters (1996–1999)
WR: Ken Margerum (1977–80)
PK: John Hopkins (1987–90)
UTL:Glyn Milburn (1990–92)

Defense
DL: Pat Donovan (1972–74)
DL: Pete Lazetich (1969–71)
DL: Paul Wiggin (1954–56)
DL: Kailee Wong (1994–97)
LB: Gordy Ceresino (1975–78)
LB: Dave Wyman (1982–84, '86)
LB: Jeff Siemon (1969–71)
DB: Toi Cook (1984–86)
DB: Randy Poltl (1971–73)
DB: Benny Barnes (1970–71)
DB: John Lynch (1990–92)
P: Frank Albert (1939–41)

Record vs. conferencesEdit

Current as of 10/19/2015.

Division I FBS conference recordEdit

ConferenceWinLossTieWin %
ACC 9 10 0 47.37%
American 10 4 1 71.43%
Big 12 5 9 0 35.71%
Big Ten 23 30 5 43.40%
C-USA 1 3 0 25.00%
Independents 19 25 0 43.18%
MWC 81 19 3 81.00%
Pac 12 347 311 26 52.74%
SEC 1 1 0 50.00%
Sun Belt 6 1 0 85.71%
Totals 502 413 35 54.86%

Current NFL playersEdit

The following Stanford players are currently playing in the NFL:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. In virtually all rankings of U.S. universities, Stanford is rated in the top six with Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, MIT, and Caltech. None of these field an FBS team.
  3. According to College Football Data Warehouse, the all-time series records against the rest of the Pac-12 North are: California, 53–43–10; Oregon, 45–30–1; Oregon State 51–25–3; and Washington State 37–25–1.
  4. Hall of Famers. College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-20.
  5. Colleges: Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2007-05-12. Retrieved on 2007-05-20.
  6. NFL Colleges: S. ESPN.com. Retrieved on December 26, 2013.

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