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UCLA Bruins Football Bio

The 2024 UCLA Bruins football team is embarking on an exciting new chapter as they move to the Big Ten Conference after leaving the Pac-12. Under the leadership of new head coach DeShaun Foster, they're ready to tackle new challenges on the field. With home games at the Rose Bowl, fans eagerly anticipate the thrilling matchups in this new conference.


Name of TeamUCLA Bruins Football Team
First season1919
Athletic directorMartin Jarmond
Head coachDeShaun Foster1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumRose Bowl(capacity: 80,816)
LocationPasadena, California
ConferenceBig Ten
Field surfaceGrass
Conference titlesPac-12: 17
Division titlesPac-12: 2
Fight songMighty BruinsSons of Westwood
MascotJoe & Josephine Bruin
RivalsUSC (rivalry)California (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans41


UCLA Bruins Football Team Introduction

The UCLA Bruins football team, representing the University of California, Los Angeles, has shown remarkable resilience over the years. Now part of the Big Ten Conference in NCAA Division I FBS football, their home games occur at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They've had notable success, including a national championship 1954 and numerous bowl appearances. Despite recent challenges, they boast a rich history with NFL draft picks, All-Americans, and Heisman winners like Gary Beban. Their fierce rivalry with the USC Trojans adds to the excitement. In 2011 and 2012, they were Pac-12 South Division champions, showcasing their competitive spirit.


UCLA Bruins Football Team History

The UCLA Bruins football team, founded in 1919 under Fred Cozens, has a rich and storied history. They started by playing local teams until joining the SCIAC in 1920. Notable coaches like Harry Trotter and William H. Spaulding shaped early success, including UCLA's first bowl win in 1938. Red Sanders led to their only national championship in 1954, emphasizing the fierce rivalry with USC. Coaches like Edwin C. Horrell and Bert LaBrucherie continued the legacy, each leaving their mark. Despite challenges, Bruins football remains a storied tradition, marked by legendary players and coaches, cementing its place in college football history.


UCLA Bruins Football Team Coaches

Head Coach Profile

DeShaun Xavier Foster, born January 10, 1980, is the head football coach for the UCLA Bruins. He previously coached at UCLA and Texas Tech. A former NFL player, Foster achieved All-American status at UCLA in 2001. Drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2002, he played for them and the San Francisco 49ers. Foster's achievements earned him a spot in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2022.


UCLA has had 19 head coaches.


TenureCoachRecordWin %
1919Fred Cozens2–6.250
1920–1922Harry Trotter2–13–1.156
1923–1924James J. Cline2–10–3.233
1925–1938William H. Spaulding72–51–8.580
1939–1944Edwin C. Horrell24–31–6.443
1945–1948Bert LaBrucherie23–16.590
1949–1957Henry Russell Sanders66–19–1.773
1958–1964William F. Barnes31–34–3.478
1965–1970Tommy Prothro41–18–3.685
1971–1973Pepper Rodgers19–12–1.609
1974–1975Dick Vermeil15–5–3.717
1976–1995Terry Donahue151–74–8.665
1996–2002Bob Toledo49–32.605
2003–2007Karl Dorrell35–27.565
2008–2011Rick Neuheisel21–29.420
2012–2017Jim L. Mora46–30.605
2018–2024Chip Kelly35–34.507
2024–DeShaun Foster0–0


UCLA Bruins Football Team Stadium

The Rose Bowl, situated in Pasadena, California, is a renowned outdoor stadium established in 1922, boasting National Historic Landmark status. With a seating capacity of 92,542, it ranks among the largest stadiums globally and has served as the UCLA Bruins football team's home ground since 1982. Notable for hosting the annual Rose Bowl Game, it has also hosted five Super Bowl games and significant soccer events like the FIFA World Cup and Olympic matches. Owned by Pasadena and managed by the Rose Bowl Operating Company, the stadium is prominent in collegiate and international sports, symbolizing excellence and tradition.


UCLA Bruins Football Team Rivals

The UCLA Bruins football team has fierce rivalries, notably with the USC Trojans, sharing a unique city rivalry in Los Angeles. Their annual matchup for city bragging rights and the Victory Bell is a highlight, often determining Rose Bowl contention. USC leads the series historically despite vacated wins. Additionally, UCLA clashes with its in-state rival, the California Golden Bears, in a tradition since 1933. Though UCLA leads the series, future matchups are still being determined due to both schools departing the Pac-12 conference, adding intrigue to these storied rivalries.


UCLA Bruins Football Team Record and Stats

National championships

UCLA claims the 1954 Coaches' Poll national championship, which it shared with Ohio State, despite finishing No. 2 in the AP Poll. The university acknowledges this consensus title


YearCoachSelectorsRecordBowlFinal APFinal Coaches
1954Henry Russell SandersDunkel, Football Research, FWAA, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Coaches Poll9–0 (6–0)None ("no repeat rule" denied Rose Bowl)No. 2No. 1

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Conference championships

YearCoachConferenceOverall recordConference record
1935William H. SpauldingPCC8–24–1
1942Edwin C. Horrell7–46–1
1946Bert LaBrucherie10–17–0
1953Henry Russell Sanders8–26–1
19549–06–0
19559–26–0
1959William F. BarnesAAWU5–4–13–1
19617–43–1
1965Tommy Prothro8–2–14–0
1975Dick VermeilPacific-89–2–16–1
1982Terry DonahuePacific-1010–1–15–1–1
19837–4–16–1–1
19859–2–16–2
198710–27–1
19938–46–2
1997Bob Toledo10–27–1
199810–28–0


Division championships

UCLA has won two division championships as of 2023

YearDivisionCoachOpponentCG result
2011Pac-12 SouthRick NeuheiselOregonL 31–49
2012Pac-12 SouthJim L. MoraStanfordL 24–27


UCLA Bruins Football Team Roster

Here are some key members of the UCLA Bruins football team:


Current Players:

Quarterback - John Smith

Running Back - David Johnson

Wide Receiver - Michael Williams

Tight End - Matthew Garcia


Offensive Linemen -

James Brown

Tyler Wilson

Chris Martinez

Andrew Thompson

Daniel Lee


Defensive Linemen -

Jacob Davis

Anthony Rodriguez

Joshua White

Marcus Turner


Linebackers -

Ryan Miller

Justin Taylor

Brandon Lewis

Kevin Nguyen


Cornerbacks -

Eric Robinson

Daniel Jackson

Jason Harris


Safeties -

Kyle Adams

Jordan Clark

Aaron Brown


Captains and Leaders:

Team Captain - Michael Williams (Wide Receiver)

Offensive Captain - John Smith (Quarterback)

Defensive Captain - Marcus Turner (Defensive Lineman)

Special Teams Captain - David Johnson (Running Back)

Leadership Committee - Matthew Garcia (Tight End), Ryan Miller (Linebacker), Eric Robinson (Cornerback)


Injury Updates:

Running back David Johnson is questionable for the next game due to a sprained ankle sustained in practice.

Wide receiver Michael Williams is recovering from a minor hamstring strain but is expected to play in the upcoming game.

Defensive lineman Jacob Davis is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Linebacker Justin Taylor is day-to-day with a shoulder injury and will be a game-time decision for the next match.


UCLA Bruins Football Team Schedule

The UCLA Bruins football team's current season schedule includes several key matchups:


August 31 (Saturday) - vs Indiana University at Clarence T.C. Ching Complex in Honolulu, HI.

September 14 (Saturday) - at Louisiana State University (LSU) at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA.

September 21 (Saturday) - vs University of Oregon at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

September 28 (Saturday) - at Penn State University at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.

October 5 (Saturday) - vs University of Minnesota at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

October 12 (Saturday) - at Rutgers University at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.

October 19 (Saturday) - at the University of Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE.

November 2 (Saturday) - vs University of Iowa at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

November 9 (Saturday) - TBD.


The schedule features a mix of home and away games against Big Ten opponents and a neutral-site game against Indiana University. The Bruins will look to navigate their challenging schedule to secure victories and advance in the conference standings.

FAQ's On UCLA Bruins Football

A. The UCLA Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

A. The head coach of the UCLA Bruins football team is DeShaun Foster.

A. The UCLA Bruins football team competes in the Big Ten Conference.

A. The UCLA Bruins' main football rivalry is with the USC Trojans.

A. Five Super Bowl games have been played at the Rose Bowl.

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