| 4–7 (1–5 ACC)|
| Al Groh (1st year)|
| Atlantic Coast Conference|1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team Wikipedia
The 1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Al Groh, the Demon Deacons compiled a 4–7 record and finished in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.