Auburn Tigers football
|Athletic director||Jay Jacobs|
|Head coach||Gus Malzahn
4th year, 29–15 (.659)
|Other staff||Rhett Lashlee, OC
Kevin Steele, DC
Travis Williams, Linebackers coach
Kodi Burns, Wide receiver coach
|Field||Pat Dye Field|
|NCAA division||Division I FBS|
|All-time record||742–421–47 (.633)|
|Bowl record||23–15–2 (.600)|
|Claimed nat'l titles||2 (1957, 2010)|
|Unclaimed nat'l titles||6 (1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993)|
|National finalist||2 (2010, 2013)|
|Conference titles||12 (8 SEC, 3 SIAA, 1 Southern)|
|Colors||Navy Blue and Burnt Orange
|Fight song||War Eagle|
|Mascot||Aubie the Tiger|
|Marching band||Auburn University Marching Band|
- 1 History
- 2 Historical ranking
- 3 Heisman Winners
- 4 Team championships
- 5 Rivalries
- 6 Total program achievements
- 7 Traditions
- 8 Current coaching staff
- 9 Head coaches
- 10 Award winners
- 11 Tigers in the NFL
- 12 The Iron Bowl
- 13 Bowl games
- 14 Future opponents
- 15 Notes
- 16 Endnotes
- 17 External links
The Auburn Tigers football program represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football. Auburn competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in 1932 as one of the inaugural members of the conference and the Tigers began competing in the West Division when the conference divided in 1992. Auburn officially claims two national championships, but has been recognized with five national championships from NCAA documented selectors. Auburn has achieved twelve undefeated seasons and won twelve conference championships, along with eight divisional championships. The Tigers have made thirty-eight post season bowl appearances; including ten historically major bowl berths. The Tigers have the 12th most wins in FBS history with over 700 victories and have finished ranked in the Top 25 of either the AP or Coaches polls 37 times, including finishing in the top ten 18 times (ranked 12th nationally for top ten finishes).
The Tigers have produced three Heisman Trophy winners: quarterback Pat Sullivan in 1971, running back Bo Jackson in 1985, and quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. Auburn has also produced twenty-nine  consensus All-American players. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted a total of 12 individuals from Auburn, including 8 student-athletes and four head coaches: John Heisman, Mike Donahue, Ralph Jordan, and Pat Dye. Ralph "Shug" Jordan, who coached from 1951 to 1975, led Auburn to its first national championship and won a total of 176 games, the most by any Auburn coach.
Auburn's home stadium is Jordan–Hare Stadium, which opened in 1939 and becomes Alabama's fifth largest city on gamedays with a capacity of 87,451. Auburn's archrival is in-state foe Alabama. The Tigers and Crimson Tide meet annually in the Iron Bowl, one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports. The Tigers also maintain rivalries with SEC foes Georgia and LSU, although Auburn and LSU did not play each other in every season until 1992. The Tigers are currently led by head coach Gus Malzahn.
The Auburn Tigers have had uneven success in recent[when?] years. Since the expansion of the SEC in 1992, Auburn has the fourth-highest win percentage in SEC West league play (58.7%), behind Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M, respectively. At of the end of the 2012 season, Auburn teams had won 45 of their last 74 conference match-ups, including 20 of the last 36 SEC away games. Auburn teams have won 12 of their last 25 match-ups versus top-10 opponents. The Tigers at Jordan–Hare Stadium at night between 2000 and 2009 won 24 of 29. Over the past five seasons,[when?] Auburn has won 38 out of 65 total games, ranking 41st nationally in winning percentage (59.4%).
Auburn has the 13th most wins in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. In terms of winning percentage, Auburn ranks as the 9th most successful team in the past 25 years with a 71% win rate (213–86–5) and 9th over the last half century (1955–2010) with 69%. Of the 93 current I-A football programs that been active since Auburn first fielded a team 116 years ago, Auburn ranks 14th in winning percentage over that period.
The College Football Research Center lists Auburn as the 14th best college football program in history, with eight Auburn squads listed in Billingsley's Top 200 Teams of All Time (1869–2010). The Bleacher Report placed Auburn as the 18th best program of all time in their power rankings conducted after the 2010 season. In 2013, College Football Data Warehouse, a website dedicated to the historical data of college football, listed Auburn 13th all-time. After the 2008 season, ESPN ranked Auburn the 21st most prestigious program in history.
The Associated Press poll statistics show Auburn with the 11th best national record of being ranked in the final AP Poll and 14th overall (ranked 503 times out of 1058 polls since the poll began in 1936), with an average ranking of 11.2. Since the Coaches Poll first released a final poll in 1950, Auburn has 26 seasons where the team finished ranked in the top 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.
Auburn has also had success against teams ranked number one in the nation. The Tigers have beaten four teams ranked number one in the nation.
|1942||vs. Georgia||W 27–13||Columbus, GA|
|1994||vs. Florida||W 36–33||Gainesville, FL|
|2001||vs. Florida||W 23–20||Auburn, AL|
|2013||vs. Alabama||W 34–28||Auburn, AL|
Three Auburn players, Pat Sullivan in 1971, Bo Jackson in 1985, and Cam Newton in 2010, have won the Heisman Trophy. The Trophy's namesake, John Heisman, coached at Auburn from 1895 until 1899. Of the eight schools of which Heisman coached (among others, Georgia Tech and Clemson), Auburn is the only school that has produced a Heisman Trophy winner. The Auburn athletic department has announced that it will honor the school's three Heisman winners with statues, along with a bust of coach John Heisman, outside the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Five Auburn teams have been awarded a National Championship by an NCAA documented selector—1913, 1957, 1983, 1993, and 2010. However, only the 1957 title, awarded by the Associated Press, and the BCS National Championship in 2010 are claimed outright by the University. Four additional teams have also been named national champions by a minor selector, though none are recognized—1910, 1914, 1958, and 2004.
|1913||Mike Donahue||Various||8–0||SIAA Champions|
|1957||Ralph "Shug" Jordan||AP||10–0||SEC Champions|
|1983||Pat Dye||Various||11–1||SEC Champions, Won Sugar Bowl|
|2010||Gene Chizik||AP, Coaches, BCS||14–0||SEC Champions, Won BCS Title Game|
† in 1993 Auburn was ineligible for the SEC Championship Game and postseason bowl game.
The 1913 team was coached by Mike Donahue and was undefeated at 8–0, outscoring opponents 224–13. Auburn, led by senior captain Kirk Newell, finished as SIAA champions for the first time in school history. Newell, also a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, went on to be a World War I hero and member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. The Tigers were retroactively awarded a national title by The Billingsley Report.
The 1957 Auburn Tigers, led by coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, finished with a perfect 10–0 record, marking the school's first ever SEC championship. Auburn was recognized as national champions by the AP Poll even though they were on probation and did not participate in a bowl game. This was the school's first recognized national championship. The 1957 title is shared with Ohio State, who was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll. This was the first of only two times in the history of the AP championship that it was awarded to a team on probation not allowed to participate in a bowl game (it would occur again in 1974 with Oklahoma).
The 1983 Auburn Tigers, led by head coach Pat Dye and running back Bo Jackson, finished 11–1 after playing the nation's toughest schedule. Their only loss came against #3 Texas, who defeated the Tigers, 20–7. Auburn went on to defeat #8 Michigan, 9–7, in the Sugar Bowl. Despite entering the bowl games ranked third in both major polls, and with both teams ranked higher losing their bowl games, the Tigers ended ranked third in the final AP poll. The New York Times ranked Auburn number one at the conclusion of the season, but several other retroactive polling found Auburn at number 1, including the Billingsley Report. The universally recognized national champions for 1983 are the Miami Hurricanes.
Head coach Terry Bowden led the 1993 team to a perfect season in his first year on the Plains. The Tigers were the only undefeated team in major college football, however were banned from playing on television or post-season games due to NCAA violations. Rival Alabama was sent to the SEC Championship Game as the substitute representative of the Western Division. Auburn finished ranked fourth in the nation by the Associated Press. However, Auburn was on NCAA probation in 1993 and ineligible for post season play.
The Tigers, led by second year head coach Gene Chizik, completed a 12–0 regular season record and defeated South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship Game. On October 24, 2010, Auburn was ranked first in the BCS polls for the first time in school history. On January 10, 2011, Auburn defeated Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona, 22–19, to win their first BCS National Championship, and second claimed national title. Their quarterback, Cam Newton, became a Heisman Trophy winner. He had a total of 2,854 yards passing and 30 passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The following table summarizes the source and totals for Auburn's national championship seasons.
|AP/Coaches' Poll/BCS (1936–present)||Two||1957 (AP), 2010|
|CFBDW (recognized)||Three||1913, 1957, 2010|
|CFBDW (all)||Five||1913, 1957, 1983, 1993, 2010|
|Claimed by Auburn||Two||1957, 2010|
Since its beginnings in 1892, Auburn has completed twelve undefeated seasons. This includes seven (7) perfect seasons in which the Tigers were undefeated and untied.
|1893||D. M. Balliet/G. H. Harvey||3–0–2|
|1932||Chet A. Wynne||9–0–1|
|1957||Ralph "Shug" Jordan||10–0|
|1958||Ralph "Shug" Jordan||9–0–1|
|Total Undefeated Seasons:||12 (7 Perfect)|
Auburn officially recognizes that it has won outright or a share of 12 total conference championships, including 3 SIAA Championships, 1 Southern Conference Championship, and 8 SEC Championships.
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association||3|
|Total Conference Championships||12|
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association||1895-1920|
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1932†||SoCon||Chet A. Wynne||9–0–1||6–0–1|
|1957||SEC||Ralph "Shug" Jordan||10–0||7–0|
|Total Conference Championships:||12 (3 SIAA, 1 Southern, 8 SEC)|
|† Denotes co-champions|
During Auburn's time in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA), three teams tied for a share of the conference championship, though they are not officially recognized by the University:
|1900||1900||Walter H. Watkins|
Since divisional play began in 1992, Auburn has won the SEC Western Division championship and gone on to the conference title game on 5 occasions and is 3–2 in the SEC Championship Game. The most recent appearance came in 2013, as Auburn completed the regular season 11–1, and defeated Missouri, 59–42, in the 2013 SEC Championship Game. Auburn has also shared the western division title, but did not play in the championship game due to tiebreakers on 3 occasions. Auburn also finished the 1993 season in first place in the division but was not eligible for the division title.
|Year||Division||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record||SEC Championship Game Result|
|1997†||SEC West||Terry Bowden||10–3||6–2||#11 Auburn 29, #3 Tennessee 30|
|2000||SEC West||Tommy Tuberville||9–4||6–2||#18 Auburn 6, #7 Florida 28|
|2001†||SEC West||Tommy Tuberville||7–5||5–3||LSU won divisional tiebreaker|
|2002†||SEC West||Tommy Tuberville||9–4||5–3||Arkansas won divisional tiebreaker|
|2004||SEC West||Tommy Tuberville||13–0||8–0||#3 Auburn 38, #15 Tennessee 28|
|2005†||SEC West||Tommy Tuberville||9–3||7–1||LSU won divisional tiebreaker|
|2010||SEC West||Gene Chizik||14–0||8–0||#1 Auburn 56, #19 South Carolina 17|
|2013†||SEC West||Gus Malzahn||12–2||7–1||#3 Auburn 59, #5 Missouri 42|
|† Denotes co-champions|
Auburn maintains annual rivalry games with SEC foes LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. The Tigers have played Georgia 117 times in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, the most of any opponent. Auburn's primary rivalry game is the Iron Bowl against Alabama. Rivalries with Clemson, Georgia Tech, Tulane and Tennessee were more prominent during Auburn's membership in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Southern Conference, and the early days of the Southeastern Conference.
|Name of Rivalry||Rival||Games Played||First Meeting||Last Meeting||Record||Streak||Latest win|
|Iron Bowl||Alabama||80||1893||2015||35–44–1||2 loss||2013, 34–28|
|Deep South's Oldest Rivalry||Georgia||119||1892||2015||55–56–8||2 loss||2013, 43–38|
|The Tiger Bowl||LSU||50||1901||2016||22–28–1||1 win||2016, 18–13|
|Auburn–Florida||Florida||83||1912||2011||43–38–2||3 wins||2011, 17–6|
|Auburn–Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||92||1892||2005||47–41–4||2 losses||1987, 20–10|
|Auburn–Tennessee||Tennessee||52||1900||2013||28–21–3||6 wins||2013, 55–23|
|Auburn–Tulane||Tulane||37||1902||2006||14–17–6||1 win||2006, 38–13|
|Auburn–Clemson||Clemson||49||1899||2012||34–13–2||2 losses||2010, 27–24|
|Auburn-Mississippi State||Mississippi State||89||1905||2015||61–26–2||2 loss||2013, 24–20|
Total program achievements
|National Champions||1957, 2010|
|Unclaimed National Champions||1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993, 2004|
|Conference Champions||1913, 1914, 1919, 1932, 1957, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2010, 2013|
|Undefeated Seasons||1893, 1897, 1900, 1904, 1913, 1914, 1932, 1957, 1958, 1993, 2004, 2010|
|Divisional Champions||1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013|
|Heisman Trophy Winners||1971, 1985, 2010|
|Final Top 10 (AP)||1955, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013|
|Final Top 10 (Coaches)||1955, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013|
|Bowl Victories*||1937, 1954, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015|
- Years listed for Bowl victories are seasons for which they occurred.
Before each Auburn home football game, thousands of Auburn fans line Donahue Drive to cheer on the team as they walk from the Auburn Athletic Complex 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".
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. War Eagle VI is believed to be the inspiration behind the 2005–2006 Auburn Cheerleading squad's chant, "Tigers, Tigers, Gooooooo Tigers!"
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 since 1896. Hanging over the corner were two massive old oak trees, planted in 1937, and whenever there was cause for celebration in the Auburn community, toilet paper could usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner," this tradition originated after Auburn upset #2 Alabama in the 1972 Iron Bowl, The famous 'Punt Bama Punt' Game. "We beat the 'number 2' out of Alabama." Until the mid-1990s the tradition was relegated to only to celebrating athletic wins.
The oak trees were cut down by the university in April, 2013, as a result of them being poisoned by Harvey Updyke Jr., a fan of rival Alabama.
Wreck Tech Pajama Parade
The Wreck Tech Pajama Parade originated in the 1930s, 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 coaching staff
|Name||Position||Alma mater||Year Entering|
|Gus Malzahn||Head Coach||Henderson State||4th|
|Rodney Garner||Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator||Auburn||4th|
|Kevin Steele||Defensive Coordinator||Tennessee||1st|
|Rhett Lashlee||Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach||Arkansas||4th|
|Kodi Burns||Wide receivers coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator||Auburn||1st|
|Wesley McGriff||Secondary Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator||Savannah State||1st|
|Travis Williams||Linebackers Coach||Auburn||1st|
|Scott Fountain||Tight Ends/Special teams Coordinator||Samford||4th|
|Tim Horton||Running Backs coach||Arkansas||4th|
|Herb Hand||Offensive line coach||Hamilton College||1st|
|Ryan Russell||Strength and conditioning coach||Auburn||4th|
|Auburn Head Coach|
|List of Auburn Tigers head football coaches|
Auburn has had 25 head coaches, and 1 interim head coach, since it began play during the 1892 season. From 2013 to present, Gus Malzahn has served as Auburn's head coach. The team has played more than 1,150 games over 119 seasons. In that time, seven coaches have led the Tigers in postseason bowl games: Jack Meagher, Ralph Jordan, Pat Dye, Terry Bowden, Tommy Tuberville, Gene Chizik, and Gus Malzahn. Billy Watkins, Mike Donahue, Chet A. Wynne, Jordan, Dye, Tuberville, Chizik, and Malzhan won a combined twelve conference championships. During their tenures, Jordan and Chizik each won national championships with the Tigers.
A number of Auburn players and coaches have won national awards, including 66 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 Atlanta, Georgia.
|Auburn Tigers Player Statues|
The Tigers have retired three numbers to date, honoring the following players:
|Auburn Tigers retired numbers|
Hall of Fame
|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
|Walter Camp Award
|1971 – Pat Sullivan, QB
1985 – Bo Jackson, RB
2010 – Cam Newton,QB
|1971 – Pat Sullivan, QB
1985 – Bo Jackson, RB
2010 – Cam Newton,QB
|2010 – Cam Newton,QB|
|Davey O'Brien Award
Best interior lineman
|Jim Thorpe Award
Best defensive back
|2010 – Cam Newton||2010 – Cam Newton||1958 – Zeke Smith,G
1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT
|1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT
2010 – Nick Fairley, DT
|2004 – Carlos Rogers, CB||2014 – Reese Dismukes|
|Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
Coach of the Year
|Eddie Robinson Award
Coach of the Year
|Sporting News Award
Coach of the Year
|Home Depot Award
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year
Best assistant coach
|1993 – Terry Bowden
2004 – Tommy Tuberville
2010 – Gene Chizik
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|1993 – Terry Bowden
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|1993 – Terry Bowden
2004 – Tommy Tuberville
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2010 – Gene Chizik
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2010 – Gene Chizik
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2004 – Gene Chizik
2010 – Gus Malzahn
1st Team All-Americans
|Jimmy Hitchcock||HB||1932†||WCFF, AP, NEA|
|Caleb "Tex" Warrington||C||1944||FWAA, WCFF, AP|
|Frank D'Agostino||T||1955||AFCA, AP|
|Jimmy Phillips||DE||1957‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, NEA, INS
, UP, Time
|Zeke Smith||OG||1958†, 1959||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, CP, TSN, NEA, Time|
|Jackie Burkett||C||1958||AFCA, Time|
|Ken Rice||OT||1959, 1960†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, CP, TSN, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Jimmy Sidle||RB||1963||FWAA, AP|
|Tucker Frederickson||RB||1964†||FWAA, WCFF, NEA, CP, FN, AP, Time|
|Buddy McClinton||DB||1969†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, CP, FN, UPI|
|Larry Willingham||DB||1970†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, PFW, CP, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Pat Sullivan||QB||1970, 1971‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, UPI|
|Terry Beasley||WR||1970, 1971‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Ken Bernich||LB||1974†||AFCA, WCFF, AP|
|Gregg Carr||LB||1984†||AFCA, WCFF, AP, UPI|
|Bo Jackson||RB||1983†, 1985‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, UPI|
|Lewis Colbert||P||1985||AFCA, TSN|
|Ben Tamburello||C||1986‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF|
|Brent Fullwood||RB||1986‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, SH, TFN, UPI|
|Aundray Bruce||LB||1987†||AFCA, WCFF, SH, TFN, UPI|
|Stacy Searels||OT||1987||AP, TFN|
|Tracy Rocker||DT||1987†, 1988‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, UPI|
|Ed King||OG||1989, 1990‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, SH, UPI, TFN|
|David Rocker||DT||1990†||AFCA, WCFF, AP, UPI|
|Wayne Gandy||OT||1993†||AP, FWAA, SH, UPI|
|Terry Daniel||P||1993†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, SH, TFN|
|Brian Robinson||SS||1994†||WCFF, AP, TFN|
|Frank Sanders||WR||1994||AP, FWAA, SH|
|Chris Shelling||SS||1994||FWAA, SH|
|Damon Duval||PK||2001†||AFCA, WCFF, AP|
|Karlos Dansby||LB||2003||AFCA, ESPN|
|Marcus McNeill||OT||2004, 2005†||AP, CBS, FWAA, SI, Rivals, CFN, WCFF, TSN, ESPN|
|Carlos Rogers||CB||2004†||AP, FWAA, WCFF, SI, Rivals, CFN, ESPN, CBS|
|Junior Rosegreen||SS||2004||SI, CBS|
|Ben Grubbs||OG||2006||Rivals, ESPN, PFW|
|Cam Newton||QB||2010†||AFCA, AP, Rivals, SI, WCFF, TSN, CBS|
|Lee Ziemba||OT||2010†||AFCA, FWAA, SI, WCFF|
|Nick Fairley||DT||2010†||AP, FWAA, Rivals, SI, WCFF, ESPN, CBS, TSN|
|Steven Clark||P||2011||AP, SI, Rivals, PFW|
|Chris Davis||PR||2013||TSN, CBS|
|Reese Dismukes||C||2014†||WCFF, AP, AFCA, FWAA, CBS, ESPN, Scout|
- † Denotes consensus All-American
- ‡ Denotes unanimous All-American
Tigers in the NFL
|This section needs to be updated. (September 2016)|
Auburn has had 269 players drafted into the NFL, with Joel Eaves being the first ever to be drafted in 1937. Auburn has had a total of 31 first round picks, 9 top 5 picks, and 4 number 1 overall picks in the NFL draft. Auburn currently has 35 players playing in the NFL.[when?]
The Iron Bowl
The Iron Bowl is played annually between Auburn and Alabama, and is widely reckoned as the most bitter rivalry in college football. The game was first played from 1893 to 1906 but was suspended for 42 years. The game resumed in 1949 and the rivalry has blossomed into one of the biggest games of the year. While Alabama leads the overall series 44–35–1, Auburn has won nine out of the 17 meetings since it became a home-and-home series in 1999.
Auburn football teams have been invited to participate in 40 total bowls and have garnered a record of 23–15–2. 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 40, 10th in all-time bowl wins with 23, and 5th in all-time bowl win percentage (minimum of 20 games) at .622. Most recently, Auburn beat the Memphis Tigers in the Birmingham Bowl, 31–10, on December 30, 2015. Auburn faced #1 Florida State in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, California on January 6, 2014. They lost by a score of 34–31. It was the Tigers' second BCS Championship appearance in four years.
|W||01-01-1938||6||Michigan State||0||Orange Bowl||18,972|
|L||01-01-1954||13||Texas Tech||35||Gator Bowl||28,641|
|W||12-18-1982||33||Boston College||26||Tangerine Bowl||51,296|
|L||01-01-1986||16||Texas A&M||36||Cotton Bowl Classic||73,137|
|W||01-01-1987||16||Southern California||7||Florida Citrus Bowl||51,113|
|L||01-02-1989||7||Florida State||13||Sugar Bowl||75,098|
|W||01-01-1990||31||Ohio State||14||Hall of Fame Bowl||52,535|
|L||01-01-1996||14||Penn State||43||Outback Bowl||65,313|
|L||01-01-2001||28||Michigan||31||Florida Citrus Bowl||66,928|
|L||12-31-2001||10||North Carolina||16||Peach Bowl||71,827|
|W||01-01-2003||13||Penn State||9||Capital One Bowl||66,334|
|W||12-31-2003||28||Wisconsin||14||Music City Bowl||55,109|
|W||01-03-2005||16||Virginia Tech||13||Sugar Bowl||77,349|
|L||01-02-2006||10||Wisconsin||24||Capital One Bowl||57,221|
|W||01-01-2007||17||Nebraska||14||Cotton Bowl Classic||66,777|
|W||01-10-2011||22||Oregon||19||BCS National Championship Game||78,603|
|L||01-06-2014||31||Florida State||34||BCS National Championship Game||94,208|
Auburn plays Georgia as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the East division among the other six schools.
|at Georgia||vs Georgia||at Georgia||vs Georgia||at Georgia||vs Georgia||at Georgia||vs Georgia||at Georgia||vs Georgia|
|vs Vanderbilt||at Missouri||vs Tennessee||at Florida||vs Kentucky||at South Carolina||vs Missouri||at Vanderbilt||vs Florida||at Tennessee|
Announced schedules as of April 9, 2015
Auburn is scheduled to play the following non-conference opponents in future seasons:
|vs. Clemson||at Clemson||vs. Alabama State||vs. Oregon (Arlington, TX)||vs. California||at California|
|vs. Arkansas State||vs. Mercer||vs. Georgia State|
|vs. Alabama A&M||vs. Georgia Southern|
|vs. Louisiana–Monroe||vs. Louisiana–Monroe|
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