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Santa Clara Broncos football


Santa Clara Broncos football

Santa Clara Broncos
First season 1896
Last season 1992
Home stadium Buck Shaw Stadium
Stadium capacity 6,800
Stadium surface Grass
Location Santa Clara, CA
League NCAA Division II
Conference Division II Independent
All-time record 352–244–28 (.587)
Postseason bowl record 3–0 (1.000)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 2 (1983, 1985)
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0

Red and White

Rivals California Golden Bears
Stanford Cardinal

The Santa Clara Broncos football program were the intercollegiate American football team for Santa Clara University located in Santa Clara, California. The team competed in the NCAA Division II as a Division II Independent football program. The school's first football team was fielded in 1896. Santa Clara participated in football from 1896-1992, compiling an all-time record of 352–244–28.[1] At the conclusion of the 1992 season, the Santa Clara football program was discontinued due to new NCAA regulations which mandated all sports be played at the same level at each university. Santa Clara had fielded all Division I teams with the exception of the Division II football team, and elected not to field a team at the Division I-AA level.[2]


  • History 1
  • Notable former players 2
  • Year-by-year results 3
  • Championships 4
    • Conference championships 4.1
  • Bowl game appearances 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

Year-by-year results


Conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1983 Western Football Conference (Co-Championship) Pat Malley 6-4-0 ?
1985 Western Football Conference Terry Malley 8-2-1 ?
Total conference championships 2

Conference affiliations:

Bowl game appearances

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1936 January 1, 1937 Sugar Bowl W LSU 21 14 Buck Shaw notes
1937 January 1, 1938 Sugar Bowl W LSU 6 0 Buck Shaw notes
1949 January 2, 1950 Orange Bowl W Kentucky 21 13 Len Casanova notes
Total 3 bowl games 3–0 48 27


  1. ^ "Santa Clara Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  2. ^ [1]

External links

  • Let Them Play Foundation
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