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Furman Paladins Football
Furman Paladins
Furman Paladins logo.svg
First season1889
Athletic directorMike Buddie
Head coachClay Hendrix
3rd season, 19-12 (.613)
StadiumPaladin Stadium
(Capacity: 16,000)
Year built1981
Field surfaceArtificial Turf
LocationGreenville, South Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceSouthern Conference
All-time record
Claimed nat'l titles1 (1988)
Conference titles14
RivalriesThe Citadel Bulldogs
Wofford Terriers
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Georgia Southern Eagles
ColorsRoyal Purple and White[1]
         
Websitefurmanpaladins.com

The Furman Paladins football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Furman University located in the state of South Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1889. The team plays its home games at the 16,000 seat Paladin Stadium. They are coached by Clay Hendrix.

History

Conference championships

The Furman Paladins have won 14 Southern Conference championships: 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2013 and 2018.

Classifications

  • 1937-1942: NCAA College Division
  • 1946-1957: NCAA University Division
  • 1958-1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973-1977: NCAA Division I
  • 1978-1981: NCAA Division I-A
  • 1982-present: NCAA Division I-AA/FCS

Conference memberships

Notable former players

Furman vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools

School Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern 0-0 - - - -
Clemson Tigers 10-43-4 .211 Lost 31 1896 2018
Coastal Carolina 1-7 .125 Lost 6 2006 2016
Presbyterian 42-13-1 .759 Lost 1 1913 2014
South Carolina 20-28-1 .418 Lost 2 1892 2014
South Carolina State 12-5 .706 Won 1 1982 2015
The Citadel 60-36-3 .621 Won 1 1913 2019
Wofford 54-33-7 .612 Lost 1 1889 2019
Furman 199 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 165 - Draws 16

Players in the NFL Draft

Key

Year Round Pick in round Overall pick Player Team Position
2014 4 37 137 Dakota Dozier Jets T
2009 5 2 138 William Middleton Falcons DB
2008 5 11 146 Jerome Felton Lions RB
2006 5 15 148 Ingle Martin Packers QB
2000 4 14 108 John Keith 49ers DB
2000 7 2 208 Desmond Kitchings Chiefs WR
1997 5 25 155 Luther Broughton Eagles TE
1986 4 8 90 Charles Fox Chiefs WR
1985 10 19 271 Dennis Williams Cardinals RB
1984 3 9 65 Stanford Jennings Bengals RB
1984 6 11 151 Ernest Gibson Patriots DB
1977 8 11 206 David Whitehurst Packers QB
1970 17 2 418 Joe Brunson Bears DT
1967 10 17 254 Lavern Barrs Cardinals DB
1963 7 11 95 Olin Hill Packers T
1962 11 8 148 Larry Jepson 49ers C
1962 15 9 205 Joe Monte Colts G
1957 24 8 285 Bob Jennings Redskins C
1957 30 9 358 Mike Shill Lions T
1956 22 7 260 Johnny Popson Packers B
1954 5 5 54 Bob Griffis Bears G
1953 29 9 346 Bob Griffis Giants G
1951 6 4 66 Ed Jasonek Cardinals B
1950 16 7 203 Harry Bierman Cardinals E
1950 29 2 367 Ed Jasonek Bulldogs B
1949 5 9 50 Tom Wham Cardinals E
1943 3 6 21 Dewey Proctor Giants B
1943 4 1 26 Ralph Hamer Lions B
1943 7 1 51 Paul Sizemore Lions E
1941 18 2 162 Bill Cornwall Steelers T
1940 3 4 19 Rhoten Shetley Dodgers B[3]

Championships

National championship: 1988

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results

The Paladins have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs 18 times with a record of 19-17. They were National Champions in 1988 and National Runner-Up in 1985 and 2001.

Year Round Opponent Result
1982 First Round South Carolina State L 0-17
1983 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Boston University
Western Carolina
W 35-16
L 7-14
1985 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Rhode Island
Nevada
Georgia Southern
W 59-15
W 35-12
L 42-44
1986 First Round Eastern Kentucky L 10-23
1988 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinal
National Championship Game
Delaware
Marshall
Idaho
Georgia Southern
W 21-7
W 13-9
W 38-7
W 17-12
1989 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
William & Mary
Youngstown State
Stephen F. Austin
W 24-10
W 42-23
L 19-21
1990 First Round
Quarterfinals
Eastern Kentucky
Nevada
W 45-17
L 35-42 3OT
1996 First Round
Quarterfinals
Northern Arizona
Marshall
W 42-31
L 0-54
1999 First Round Massachusetts L 23-30 OT
2000 First Round Hofstra L 24-31
2001 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
WKU
Lehigh
Georgia Southern
Montana
W 24-20
W 34-17
W 34-17
L 6-13
2002 First Round Villanova L 38-45
2004 First Round
Quarterfinals
Jacksonville State
James Madison
W 49-7
L 13-14
2005 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Nicholls State
Richmond
Appalachian State
W 14-12
W 24-20
L 23-29
2006 First Round Montana State L 13-31
2013 First Round
Second Round
South Carolina State
North Dakota State
W 30-20
L 7-38
2017 First Round
Second Round
Elon
Wofford
W 28-27
L 10-28
2019 First Round Austin Peay L 6-42

References

  1. ^ "Graphic Design Guide". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Omari Hardwick Biography". NY Times.
  3. ^ DraftHistory.com

External links


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