Furman Paladins football

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Furman Paladins
2015 Furman Paladins football team
PaladinsLogo.svg
First season 1889
Head coach Bruce Fowler
5th year, 20–28 (.417)
Home stadium Paladin Stadium
Stadium capacity 16,000
Location Greenville, South Carolina
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southern Conference
All-time record 573–432–38 (.568)
Claimed national titles 1 (1988)
Conference titles 0
Colors

Royal Purple and White

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Website furmanpaladins.com

The Furman Paladins football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Furman University located in the U.S. 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 Bruce Fowler.

History[edit]

The Furman Paladins have won 13 Southern Conference Championships. There most recent Championship was earned in 2013.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Players in the NFL Draft[edit]

Key[edit]

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
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 American football 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[1]

Championships[edit]

National championship: 1988

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Paladins have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs 16 times with a record of 18–15. 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

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