Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football

2023-24 REGULAR SEASON
197.3 PYPG
130.4 RYPG
20.3 PPG
327.8 TotY/G

Team Information

Ground Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium
City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Conference Atlantic Coast,
Nickname Demon Deacons

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Bio

Wake Forest Demon Deacons is the Wake Forest University football team in American Football. The team plays in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Series. They are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Atlantic Division. The Deacons home field is Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium, and the head coach is Dave Clawson.


Name of TeamWake Forest Demon Deacons
First season1888
Athletic directorJohn Currie
Head coachDave Clawson
StadiumAllegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium (capacity: 31,500)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina
ConferenceACC
DivisionAtlantic
Conference titles2 (1970, 2006)
Division titles2 (2006, 2021)
Fight songO' Here's to Wake Forest
MascotDemon Deacon
RivalsNC State (rivalry)


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Introduction

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was founded in 1888, and throughout its history, the team has played as an independent team for two periods and was a member of two conferences. In particular, its record includes being independent from 1888-1935. They joined the Southern Conference as a member from 1936-1952 and then became a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons won two conference championships.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football History

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football History spans over a century, beginning in 1888. Coached by W. C. Dowd and W. C. Riddick, the team secured a remarkable victory against North Carolina, marking the state's first-ever college football game.


E. Walter Sikes guided Wake Forest from 1891 to 1893, achieving a notable 6–2–1 record. In the 1920s, Hank Garrity's tenure boasted a remarkable 19–7–1 record, maintaining the highest winning percentage in Wake Forest football history.


Throughout the mid-20th century, the coaching landscape evolved, with figures like Peahead Walker leading for 14 seasons, resulting in a 77–51–6 record. Tom Rogers and Paul Amen's tenures saw varying successes and challenges, each contributing to the team's narrative.


Bill Tate, Cal Stoll, and Chuck Mills navigated Wake Forest through the 1960s and 1970s, with Stoll notably securing Wake Forest's first ACC championship in 1970.


The late 20th century saw John Mackovic's revitalization efforts, with an impressive turnaround from a 1–10 season to an 8–4 record in just one year. Al Groh and Bill Dooley continued to shape Wake Forest's football legacy, with Dooley leading the team to their first bowl victory in the 1992 Independence Bowl, culminating in a No. 25 ranking.


Despite challenges and changes in leadership, Wake Forest's football history reflects a resilient journey marked by triumphs, setbacks, and the enduring spirit of competition.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Coach

Since its beginning, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football program has been led by 32 head coaches.

Head Coach:

David Paul Clawson, is the current football head coach at Wake Forest University. He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2021. Clawson took over in 2013, leading the team to notable successes, including three consecutive bowl wins. His strategic approach and emphasis on player development have reshaped Wake Forest's football program, earning him accolades and contract extensions.


Here is a table with names and durations of all the head coaches in the history of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football program:


CoachTenure
Dave Clawson2014–present
Jim Grobe2001–2013
Jim Caldwell1993–2000
Bill Dooley1987–1992
Al Groh1981–1986
John Mackovic1978–1980
Chuck Mills1973–1977
Tom Harper1972
Cal Stoll1969–1971
Bill Tate1964–1968
Bill Hildebrand1960–1963
Paul Amen1956–1959
Tom Rogers1951–1955
Peahead Walker1937–1950
Jim Weaver1933–1936
Pat Miller1929–1932
Stan Cofall1928
James A. Baldwin1926–1927
Hank Garrity1923–1925
George Levene1922
James L. White1920–1921
Harry Rabenhorst1918–1919
E. T. MacDonnell1917
G. M. Billings1916
Wilbur C. Smith1914–1915
Frank Thompson1911–1913
Reddy Rowe1910
A. T. Myers1909
A. P. Hall Jr.1908
No head coach1895
E. Walter Sikes1891–1893
W. C. Riddick1889
W. C. Dowd1888


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Stadium: Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium

Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, serves as the home field for the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons football team. It opened its gates in 1968 and has a seating capacity of 31,500 people. Interestingly, it holds the distinction of being the smallest football stadium in both the ACC and among all Power Five conferences when it comes to permanent seating capacity.


Initially named Groves Stadium, it underwent a renaming process in September 2007, becoming BB&T Field as part of a sponsorship agreement with BB&T, a company based in Winston-Salem. Later, due to a merger between BB&T and SunTrust, the stadium was briefly known as Truist Field at Wake Forest. However, on June 21, 2023, the stadium was renamed Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium after Allegacy partnered with Wake Forest Athletics.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Rivals

Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team’s notable rivalries are:

North Carolina

Wake Forest and North Carolina have a long-standing football rivalry. Their first game was back in 1888, and Wake Forest won with a score of 6–4. Over the years, they've played each other many times, with North Carolina holding the lead in victories.


North Carolina State

Another important rival for Wake Forest is North Carolina State. They play each other every year, and it's a big deal in college football. This rivalry has been going on since 1910, making it one of the longest continuous rivalries in NCAA history. Even though Wake Forest has had some wins, North Carolina State has been leading in the series overall.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Record and stats

Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won two conference championships in the year 1970 and 2006 in the ACC conference. They also won two Division Championships in 2006 in the ACC Atlantic division and second in 2021 in the Dave Clawson division.


Conference championships

YearConferenceCoachOverall recordConf. record
1970ACCCal Stoll6–55–1
2006Jim Grobe11–36–2


Division championships

YearDivisionCoachOpponentCG Result
2006ACC AtlanticJim GrobeGeorgia TechW 9–6
2021Dave ClawsonPittsburghL 21–45


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Roster

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football roster includes players from diverse backgrounds. Each brings a unique experience to the team.


Players on the offensive side include:

NoPlayer NamePosition
10Charlie GilliamQB
12Mitch GriffisQB
3Troy HoilmanQB
15Michael KernQB
18Santino MarucciQB
14Tyler MizzellQB
43Mason AndradeRB
30Tate CarneyRB
23Demond ClaiborneRB
28David EgbeRB
6Justice EllisonRB
21Zach IgwebeRB
26Drew PickettRB
41Will TownsRB
81Deuce AlexanderWR
80Jahmal BanksWR
34Walker FergusonWR
5Horatio FieldsWR
87Jaydn GirardWR
29Christian GreeneWR
11Donavon GreeneWR
45Andrew GregersonWR
8Wesley GrimesWR
35James HillhouseWR
85AK KellyWR
86Micah Mays Jr.WR
4Walker MerrillWR
2Taylor MorinWR
37Owen PisaWR
84Nick RaganoWR
48Wesley StroebelWR
88Ian Ver SteegWR
13Ke'Shawn WilliamsWR
49Landen BakerTE
82Trey BollTE
46Kevin CheckTE
44Ryan DupontTE
83Gavin EllisTE
17Michael FroggeTE
20Cameron HiteTE
89Harry LodgeTE
60Uber AjongoOL
50Kyland ArmstrongOL
52Spencer ClappOL
76Jaydon CollinsOL
66Cale DoyleOL
71CJ ElmonusOL
78Christian ForbesOL
62DeVonte GordonOL
54Matt GulbinOL
75Derrell Johnson IIOL
55Michael JurgensOL
65Hank LucasOL
68Devin McRaeOL
63Jake PascualOL
74Luke PetitbonOL
57Sebastien PierreOL
72Erik RussellOL
77George SellOL
70Nick SharpeOL
79George SteihOL
73Zach VaughanOL


On the defensive side, notable players include:


NoPlayer NamePosition
96Claude BraggDL
53Carter BroersDL
93Isaiah ChaneyDL
98Wyatt CrespiDL
30Jasheen DavisDL
55Bryce GaniousDL
99Elijah HallDL
11Nick HelbigDL
59Brandon HoyleDL
15Jaylen HudsonDL
46Kerrington LeeDL
94Zach LohavichanDL
58Matthew LusardiDL
95Chris Marable Jr.DL
91Kevin PointerDL
92Ka'Shawn ThomasDL
42Tyler WaltonDL
54Khyler WatsonDL
5Kendron WaymanDL
43Dez WilliamsDL
44Justin WilliamsDL
97Quincy WilliamsDL
26Quincy BryantLB
39Aiden HallLB
24Dylan HazenLB
21Chase JonesLB
48Max MillerLB
57William MoyLB
34Zach RansonLB
40Jacob RobertsLB
18Eldrick Robinson IILB
51Luke WhiteLB
52Brooks YurachekLB
45Nick AndersenDB
81Anthony BorrielloDB
1Caelen CarsonDB
49Cody CaterDB
9Chelen GarnesDB
12Jacobi GilbertDB
25Jamare GlaskerDB
0Brendon HarrisDB
29Andre HodgeDB
80Zeek JacksonDB
10DaShawn JonesDB
37Christian MastersonDB
3Malik MustaphaDB
20Trent NicholsonDB
38Davaughn PattersonDB
41John Peterson IIIDB
22Demarcus RankinDB
23Antonio Robinson Jr.DB
85Mark RogalskiDB
14Evan SlocumDB
17Zamari StevensonDB
84William Tackie Jr.DB
35Rushaun TongueDB
27Travon WestDB
7AJ WilliamsDB


Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule

Wake Forest Demon Deacons football 2024 regular season schedule is as follows:

DateOpponent
Thu, Aug 29North Carolina A&T
Sat, Sep 7Virginia
Sat, Sep 14Ole Miss
Sat, Sep 28Louisiana
Sat, Oct 5NC State
Sat, Oct 12Clemson
Sat, Oct 19UConn
Sat, Oct 26Stanford
Fri, Nov 8California
Sat, Nov 16North Carolina
Sat, Nov 23Miami
Sat, Nov 30Duke


FAQ's On Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football

A. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was established in 1888.

A. The current head coach is Dave Clawson, who has been leading the team since 2014.

A. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team has won two conference titles, in 1970 and 2006.

A. The Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium has a seating capacity of 31,500.

A. The main rivals of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team are NC State and North Carolina.

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