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Athletic director
Mack Rhoades

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Waco, Texas

Big 12 Conference

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Head coaches
Jim Grobe, Matt Rhule

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Field surface
Field Turf

McLane Stadium

Division I (NCAA)

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First season
1898; 119 years ago (1898)

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The Baylor Bears football team represents Baylor University in Division I FBS college football. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference. After 64 seasons at the off-campus Floyd Casey Stadium, the Bears opened the new on-campus McLane Stadium for the 2014 season.


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Conference affiliations

  • 1898–1915: Independent
  • 1915–1996: Southwest Conference (Founding Member)
  • 1996–present: Big 12 Conference (Founding Member)
  • History

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    Baylor University's football team has seen a wide variation in its success through the years, including an undefeated 3-0 perfect record in 1900.

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    Initially, starting in the year 1898, the university played its home games on an undetermined field near the university campus. Beginning in 1905, the team's home games were played at Carroll Field, between the Carroll Science Building and Waco Creek. Baylor did not adopt a mascot (the Baylor Bears) until December 14, 1914, after the completion of the 1914 football season.[2] Additionally, Baylor did not join an athletic conference until 1914 after the conclusion of the football season, when it became a founding member of the Southwest Conference. Baylor played its first home game against Toby's Business College (located in Waco) in 1899, its first away game on 4 November 1900, at Austin College, and its first neutral-site game against Texas A&M in 1901.

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    For the 1899 and 1900 seasons, the team was coached by R.H. Hamilton, whose 5–1–1 record was distinguished with never having a losing record; in 1899, Baylor played, and lost, its first game against Texas A&M, which would become a rivalry (until 2012 when Texas A&M changed conferences), the Battle of the Brazos, with over 100 games played in the series by 2003. W.J. Ritchie coached the 1901 team, leading it to a 5–3 record; in this year, the first games of the Baylor-Texas and Baylor-TCU series were played. Texas Christian University (known as AddRan Male & Female College until 1902) was located in Waco from 1895 to 1910 and was one of Baylor's greatest football rivals until the dissolution of the Southwest Conference in 1995. The 1901 season also welcomed Baylor's first Thanksgiving Day football game, with a 28–0 win over St. Edward's University. J.C. Ewing took control of the team in 1902, and led it to its first losing season, with a 3–4–2 record. R.N. Watts restored Baylor's winning tradition in 1903, with a record of 4–3–1.

    No team was fielded in 1906 following a ban opposing the violence of football; along with 1943 and 1944 (during World War II), 1906 is one of three seasons since 1899 that Baylor has not competed in varsity football. Luther Burleson headed the restored football team in 1907, and managed a 4–3–1 record. E.J. Mills led the team for the 1908 and 1909 seasons; their 3–5–0 and 5–3–0 records were notable for the 1908 loss to LSU, and for the world's first "Homecoming" at the 1909 Thanksgiving Day game, which included a concert, parade, and bonfire. To this day, Baylor claims the honor of having the largest homecoming parade in the world.

    Baylor has many traditions such as the Baylor-TCU rivalry game which is one of the most played in all of college football, the Battle of the Brazos (through 2011 when Texas A&M left the Big 12), membership in the historic Southwest Conference, a live bear mascot since 1915 and the Baylor Line.

    In 1966, John Hill Westbrook of Elgin, Texas became the first African American to play varsity football in the Southwest Conference when he joined the Baylor team.

    Early SWC championships and bowl success

    Baylor won the SWC Championship in 1915, 1916, 1922 and again in 1924. In 1956 Baylor came close to the SWC title again but finished second and was sent to face the undefeated #2 Tennessee Volunteers in the 1957 Sugar Bowl. Baylor defeated Johnny Majors and the #2 Volunteers 13-7. This was the highest ranked opponent Baylor had ever defeated until defeating #1 ranked Kansas State in 2012. The 1924 SWC Championship would be the last for many decades until Baylor won the conference again in 1974 under the leadership of third year head coach Grant Teaff. From the late 1940s until the mid-1960s, Baylor also played in the 1952 Orange Bowl (narrow loss to Georgia Tech), twice in the Gator Bowl (loss to Auburn and a narrow loss to Florida), and the Bluebonnet (beating LSU), Dixie (beating Wake Forest) and Gotham Bowls (beating #10 ranked Utah State in New York City).

    Miracle on the Brazos

    Baylor had finished in last place in 4 of the last 7 seasons including the year before and had not won the conference championship in 50 years. Also, prior to this season, they had never appeared in the Cotton Bowl. Furthermore, coming into the 1974 season Baylor had lost 16 consecutive games to the Texas Longhorns. The 1974 Texas vs Baylor game looked like another easy win for Texas as the Longhorns took quick control of the game and went into halftime leading 24-7. Baylor was energized starting the 2nd half however, sparked by a blocked punt early in the 3rd quarter. The Bears rallied to a thrilling 34-24 victory over the Longhorns. Baylor went on to win the conference title that year and a first ever trip to the Cotton Bowl (the first time in seven seasons that Texas did not win the Southwest Conference title). The entire 1974 Baylor football season was dubbed the "Miracle on the Brazos" by many sports writers at the time. The win over Texas and the SWC championship have thus become a special part of Baylor's athletic history.

    Grant Teaff era

    One of the most successful coaches in Baylor football history was Grant Teaff. He led the Bears to Conference Titles in 1974, his third year in the program, and again in 1980 when he led the Bears to the Cotton Bowl to face the Alabama Crimson Tide. Grant Teaff recruited famous players such as Mike Singletary, Thomas Everett, Walter Abercrombie and James Francis to play football at Baylor University. Coach Teaff was also named National Coach of the Year after the 1974 season. He would go on to serve until 1992 leading Baylor to eight bowl games and two Conference Championships (1974, 1980) in his 21 years as head coach.

    The Big 12 era

    In 1996 Baylor joined Texas, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M, along with the Big 8 conference schools, to form the Big 12 Conference. Baylor's first decade in the conference was unsuccessful, but Art Briles was hired as head coach before the 2008 season and turned the team around. During the 2013 football season, Baylor would claim its first Big 12 Championship following a win over the Texas Longhorns in the final regular season game and the final game played at Floyd Casey Stadium. Baylor finished the year with an 11–1 (8–1 in conference) record and a bid to the (BCS) Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. The Bears also finished the 2013 season ranked No. 1 in the nation in total offense by averaging 618 yards per game. Baylor's average of 52.4 points per game is tied with the 1995 Nebraska team for third all-time in NCAA history. For the 2014 season the Bears performed in a similar way. They clinched a share of the Big 12 Championship (with TCU) when they beat Kansas State in the final regular season game. After many weeks of heated debate, Baylor was left out of the first ever College Football Playoff and was given the opportunity to play in the Cotton Bowl, one of the New Year's Six Bowls.

    2010 season

    The 2010 season was a breakthrough for the Baylor Bears even though they suffered an early season loss to rival TCU. Baylor earned an invitation to the Texas Bowl in Houston after finishing the regular season with a 7-5 record. The Bears subsequently lost the Texas Bowl to Illinois, however. In the regular season the Bears victories included Big 12 conference wins over Kansas and Kansas St, as well as road wins over Colorado and Texas.

    2011 season

    Building on the success of the 2010 team, Baylor began the season at home with an upset of #14 TCU, winners of the previous season's Rose Bowl. The Bears also won their next two games against Stephen F. Austin and Rice at home before traveling to Kansas State where they lost a tightly contested game by a single point. Baylor then defeated Iowa State 49-26 for the first conference win of the year before finishing October by losing two straight on the road, to A&M and eventual conference champion #3 Oklahoma State.

    The Bears rebounded to finish the regular season, with five straight victories including a Homecoming win over Missouri, a 31-30 overtime victory at Kansas in which Baylor tied a school record by overcoming a 21-point deficit in the 4th quarter, and the program's first win over #5 Oklahoma on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Griffin to Terrance Williams with 8 seconds remaining in the game. Baylor concluded November in Dallas playing against Texas Tech in Cowboys Stadium; although Griffin left the game due to a concussion at the half, backup Nick Florence entered the game and led the Bears to a 66-42 victory.

    The Bears finished the regular season at home with a 48-24 victory over #22 Texas that propelled the team (9-3, 6-3 Big XII) to the Alamo Bowl with #12 and #15 BCS and AP rankings respectively, and propelled Griffin to the top of the Heisman Trophy voting; he became the first Baylor player to win the award and the first Baylor player since Don Trull in 1963 to factor significantly in the voting.

    In the Alamo Bowl, the Bears faced the Washington Huskies in what became the second-highest scoring bowl game in history, and the highest-scoring regulation bowl game ever. Baylor went up 21-7 early in the game, with Griffin throwing for one touchdown and rushing for another. The Huskies roared back with 28 unanswered points, and the teams finished the half with Washington leading 35-24. In the second half, with the defenses showing limited ability to cope with the high-powered offenses led by Griffin and Husky QB Keith Price, the teams traded scores. The Bears overcame the halftime deficit, going ahead for good 60-56 halfway in the 4th quarter, and Baylor RB Terrance Ganaway tacked on a final 43-yard touchdown run. Ganaway finished with 21 carries for 200 yards and 5 TDs and was recognized as the game's offensive MVP.

    2012 season

    Baylor's post-RG3 era opened in Waco against the SMU Mustangs. Quarterback Nick Florence - now a senior, having burned his redshirt season to play the second half against Texas Tech in 2011 after Griffin III left with a concussion - led the Bears to a 59-24 victory. Two weeks later, a victory at home against #2 FCS Sam Houston State gave Baylor fans their first glimpse of things to come when Oregon transfer running back Lache Seastrunk, who entered the game in the 4th quarter, put Baylor ahead 41-23 with a 15-yard touchdown rush. Baylor then traveled to Louisiana-Monroe to face a Warhawk team which had notched a stunning victory over #8 Arkansas and had subsequently taken Auburn to overtime. A 47-42 Baylor victory represented the Bears' 9th consecutive win (at the time, the 2nd longest streak in the FBS) and gave the Bears a #24 ranking.

    The win streak was broken during Baylor's first trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, by a #7 ranked Mountaineer team playing their inaugural Big 12 conference game. The 70-63 shootout saw several Big 12 records set, notably including the single-game receiving record by Baylor receiver Terrance Williams (314 yards). The loss dropped Baylor from the rankings and represented the start of a 4-game skid during which time Baylor lost in Waco to TCU, at #25 Texas, and at Iowa State. A win at home against Kansas and a loss at #12 Oklahoma left the Bears fighting for bowl eligibility.

    Baylor shocked the college football world the next week by soundly beating #1 Kansas State in Waco 52-24. A 12-yard Florence touchdown rush in the first quarter gave Baylor a 14-7 lead which was never relinquished. The Baylor defense highlighted the game with a stout goal-line stand in the 4th quarter and intercepted Heisman hopeful Collin Klein three times, the last in the endzone to set up an 80-yard touchdown run by Lache Seastrunk. The victory over Kansas State represented the program's first ever win over a #1 ranked team and sparked a 3-game win streak for Baylor (with a 52-45 overtime victory over Texas Tech in Cowboys Stadium and a 41-34 victory in Waco over #23 Oklahoma State). During the OSU game Seastrunk again achieved recognition for a 76-yard touchdown rush, outrunning the Oklahoma State secondary despite suffering a quadriceps cramp near midfield.

    The conclusion of Baylor's 7-5 2012 campaign marked the first time since 1949-51 that the Bears have enjoyed three consecutive seasons with 7+ wins. On December 2, Baylor accepted a berth in the Holiday Bowl, sending the Bears to a third consecutive bowl for the first time in program history. Baylor easily defeated the #17-ranked UCLA Bruins in the Holiday Bowl on December 27, 2012 by a final margin of 49-26 after jumping out to a 21-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Lache Seastrunk (RB) and Chris McAllister (DE) were named Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the game respectively. Coach Art Briles has led the Bears to a record of 11-1 in November and December the past 2 seasons which includes 2 bowl wins.

    2013 season

    In 2013, Baylor had arguably its best regular season in school history. A best-ever 9-0 start propelled the Bears to a No. 3 national ranking in the AP Poll. However, after an on-the-road loss to Oklahoma State, the Bears needed victories in their last two games and an Oklahoma State loss to have an opportunity to clinch the outright Big 12 title. With the Cowboys' loss, Baylor's season-closing game against Texas — the final game at Floyd Casey Stadium — became a de facto Big 12 championship game. Baylor defeated the Longhorns, 30-10, to notch a school-record 11th win and its first outright conference title since 1980. It also assured the team a Fiesta Bowl berth, the Bears' first-ever BCS bowl appearance and their first major bowl in 33 years. Bryce Petty, the Bears' quarterback, placed 7th in the overall 2013-14 Heisman race in New York, the second Heisman Trophy candidate set forth by Baylor in the last three record-breaking seasons. Petty was voted Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year following the season.


    In September 2015, following the conviction of former players Sam Ukwuachu and Tevin Elliott of sexual assault, along with allegations against other players, the school commissioned law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP to conduct an independent external investigation regarding the university's handling of sexual violence. In April 2016, former player Shawn Oakman was arrested on sexual assault charges as well. Head coach Art Briles was terminated on May 26, 2016 following the presentation of Pepper Hamilton's report. University President Ken Starr and Athletic Director Ian McCaw also resigned. Former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe was hired on an interim basis.

    Following the threat of a lawsuit by Briles for wrongful termination, Baylor provided an out of court settlement. Briles and Baylor are co-defendants in a lawsuit filed by a woman allegedly sexually assaulted by a football player. After Briles' departure, many players announced their intention to transfer including Jarrett Stidham. Seven members of the 2016 recruiting class requested to be released from their National Letter of Intent, and six of the then-7 commits in the 2017 recruiting class decommitted.

    On December 6, 2016, Baylor University Athletics announced the hiring of Matt Rhule as the team's 27th head football coach.


    The Baylor Bears had played their home games at Floyd Casey Stadium, originally known as Baylor Stadium, since the facility opened in 1950 till closure in 2013. Construction began on what would become Floyd Casey Stadium right after World War II in 1948. The stadium cost $1.8 Million to construct and was placed on land donated by a local Baylor landowner. It opened under the name Baylor Stadium in 1950 with a game against Houston, won by Baylor 34-7. When finished the new stadium was the second largest football stadium in the state of Texas. Floyd Casey Stadium had a seating capacity of 50,000 and had undergone multiple renovations during its lifetime, most recently in 2009.

    Prior to the Bears time at Floyd Casey Stadium, the Bears played at Municipal Stadium (1936–1949), Cotton Palace (1926–1929), on campus at Carroll Field (1906–1925 and 1930–1935). As of the 2012 season Carroll Field has been the only on-campus homefield for the Bears.

    In the Fall of 2012, Baylor University began construction of a new $266 million stadium on the north bank of the Brazos River, scheduled to open for the 2014 football season with the first game scheduled for August 31, 2014 against former Southwest Conference rival Southern Methodist University (SMU). The new McLane Stadium was named after Drayton McLane, Jr. who donated a significant amount of money toward the stadium's construction. McLane Stadium is the largest construction project in the history of Waco and Central Texas, and is projected to bring increased revenue to the downtown Waco area. Although McLane Stadium is smaller in capacity than its predecessor, Floyd Casey Stadium, it is expandable to up to 55,000 seats.

    Simpson Athletics and Academic Center

    The Simpson Center was built in 2009 and provides a 97,000 foot facility to house football operations. The building also houses the 13,500 foot football weight room. The building is built in a classic collegiate style matching the red brick southern architectural style of the Baylor University campus and is over three stories tall. It houses the main athletic training room, football team locker room, equipment room, coach's locker room, and a large primary weight room. The Simpson Center also houses academic support rooms for studying and academic work. Equipment for sports and athletic rehabilitation include the new state of the art underwater treadmills built into the Simpson Center.

    Jay and Jenny Allison Indoor Football Practice Facility

    The indoor practice facility is a full football field and A/C building that allows Baylor athletics to practice in all weather conditions year round. The Indoor facility was a gift from longtime Baylor letterwinner and successful businessman Jay Allison along with his wife Jenny. The new state of the art indoor field was designed to be a part of the Highers Athletic Complex and backs up to the Brazos river. The building was built in 2010 for an estimated cost of $15.4 million.


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    Conference Championships

    Baylor has won seven Southwest Conference Championships, and two Big 12 Conference Championships.

    † Denotes shared title

    Bowl games

    Baylor has appeared in 7 New Year's Day bowl games and 7 major bowl games.

    Top 25 poll finishes

    The Bears have finished in the final season rankings of the AP Poll or Coaches Poll 17 times. The AP Poll first appeared in 1934, and has been published continuously since 1936. The Coaches Poll began its ranking with 20 teams in 1950–51 season, but expanded to 25 teams beginning in the 1990–91 season.

    Hall of Fame

    A total of two Baylor coaches and eight Baylor players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame to date.

    Heisman Trophy

    Baylor has had four Heisman Trophy candidates, an award given to the best player in college football, with one candidate winning the trophy.


    Baylor's rivalry with TCU is one of the most played in all of college football. Dating back to 1899 the series began while TCU was located in Waco, Texas as a cross-town rival to Baylor. Due to the close proximity of the two schools 23 games were played between 1899 and 1910. A fire in 1910 destroyed the Main Building on the TCU campus and financial incentives from the city of Fort Worth convinced the Board of Trustees to relocate TCU to that city. There was a ten-year break in the series when the dissolution of the Southwest Conference in 1996 resulted in the two universities joining separate athletic conferences. The series resumed in Waco for Baylor's 2006 home opener and continued in 2007 in Ft Worth. The annual series resumed again in 2010, and with TCU being added as a new member of the Big 12 Conference in 2012 the series is set to become one of the great rivalries in all of college football again.

    Texas Tech

    The Baylor Bears are Texas Tech's most played opponent with 73 meetings between the teams dating back to 1929. Since 2009, the Bears have played the Red Raiders at AT&T Stadium, the Saturday after Thanksgiving (with the exception of the 2010 game which was played at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas).


    The Bears have played the University of Texas at Austin more than 100 times. Both schools were founding members of the Southwest Conference and the Big 12 Conference. They are also located very close with about 100 miles separating the schools. Texas has dominated the overall series but Baylor found a lot of success versus the Longhorns under the leadership of Coach Grant Teaff from the mid-1970s until Teaff's retirement in 1992. From 1974 until 1992 Baylor won 10 games against Texas while the Longhorns won the other 9 games. Some of the more memorable games in this series during this time include Baylor's 'Miracle on the Brazos' win in 1974, the 'Worm Game' in 1978, Baylor's 16-0 shutout of Texas in 1980 to cap an undefeated conference Championship, and Teaff's final regular season win in 1992. In 2013, Baylor defeated the Longhorns in Waco in the de facto Big 12 Championship game, 30-10


    The Southern Methodist University Mustangs football team was once a big rival of the Bears having played many times starting in 1916. The two teams were football rivals in the old Southwest Conference. The programs competed heavily for Dallas area recruits during the SWC era and are separated by about 90 minutes of driving time. Baylor and SMU are set to meet for the next 3 years starting with the 2014 football season.


    The University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team was once one of Baylor's oldest rivals as the series dates from 1904. The two teams were both football powers in the old Southwest Conference. The programs competed heavily for East Texas recruits during the SWC era and played many close and contested football games while playing for nearly 90 years as conference foes.


    The University of Houston Cougars football team was once a Southwest Conference rival of the Bears, with the teams having played 28 times. Baylor and Houston were football rivals in the Southwest Conference. The programs competed for Houston area recruits during the SWC era as the two schools are separated by about 3 hours. The first game between the two teams took place in 1950 and was a Baylor victory. The series took an hiatus after the breakup of the SWC in 1996. Future games have yet to be scheduled.


    (Active Rivalry)

    The Rice University Owls football team are current and longtime rivals of the Bears, with the teams having played 80 times. Baylor and Rice were football rivals in the old Southwest Conference. The programs competed for Houston area recruits during the SWC era as the two schools are separated by about 3 hours. The series took an 11-year hiatus after the breakup of the SWC in 1996 but recent games have taken place in Waco in 2007, in Houston in 2010, and again in Waco in 2011; with all three games being victories for Baylor. Future games have been scheduled to resume the rivalry as a two-game home-and-away series in 2015 and 2016.

    Texas A&M

    Texas A&M is one of Baylor's oldest rivals as the series dates from 1899 and the two schools are located only 90 miles apart on the Brazos River. The competitive peak of the series was from 1960-1990 when Baylor won 13 games, A&M won 16 games and 2 games ended in ties. During that time 18 of the games were decided by 7 points or less. The game played in 2011 is likely the end of the series for the foreseeable future given A&M's decision to leave the Big 12 Conference.

    Baylor Line

    The Baylor Line is one of the first aspects of Baylor spirit to which freshmen are introduced. The Baylor Line is made entirely of freshmen and is the core of Baylor spirit and tradition. Students wear a gold football jersey with the number of their expected graduation year and a chosen nickname on the back.

    Before each football game the Baylor Line gathers at one end of McLane Stadium and waits for the signal to make a 'mad dash' down the field to create a giant human tunnel through which the football team runs through to enter the stadium. Six members of the Baylor Line carry flags with the letters B-A-Y-L-O-R while the rest of the Line runs behind them. Afterwards students rush the sidelines and stand in an exclusive Baylor Line section behind the opponents' bench where students watch the game, cheer the Bears to another victory, and heckle the opposing team.

    The Baylor Line was organized in 1970 and was an all-male organization until 1993, when women were allowed to join. At its inception the Baylor Line was a group of freshmen men who lined the front of Baylor's student section for the express purpose of protecting Baylor women from the other teams more violent fans.

    The jersey colors of the Line were originally rotated between green in odd numbered years and gold in even numbered years through 1998 (class of 2002). This changed to green every year until around 2001, when in the interest of having a more substantial looking student section the decision was made to use gold every year. The green jerseys are now used for members of the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce who lead the Baylor Line in chants; these jerseys have "CC" on the back instead of a graduation year.


    Baylor keeps two American black bears, Joy and Lady, on campus in their natural habitat enclosure as mascots for the University. American black bears roamed the majority of Texas in considerable abundance when Baylor was founded in 1845, and bears could still be found throughout many areas of the state until the 1940s. The university has had live bears since 1915. The first live bear was a gift from Herbert Mayr, a local businessman who won the bear in a poker game from a member of the troops of the 107th Engineers, which was a unit of the 32nd Infantry Division stationed at Camp MacArthur in Waco. The soldiers were based in the city during World War I. The Bears are brought to the stadium by the Baylor Chamber spirit group on game days and they attend pre-game events and stay to be the living symbol of the University at the games. However, since 2010 the bears are no longer allowed at football games or other campus events on leashes. The USDA informed Baylor officials that they would no longer be permitted to bring the bears to games per Federal Code of Regulations 2.131(c)(1)which states "During public exhibition, any animal must be handled so there is minimal risk of harm to the animal and to the public, with sufficient distance and/or barriers between the animal and the general viewing public so as to assure the safety of the animals and the public."

    Alma mater

    Before kickoff and after each games conclusion Baylor fans sing the University alma mater 'That Good Old Baylor Line' while holding their "Bear claws" in the air. The tune is set to the 1949 classic "In the Good Old Summertime."

    Logos and uniforms

    The traditional Baylor uniform worn for home games consists of a gold helmet with a green interlocking BU logo on the sides and green & white stripes down the middle, green jersey, and white or gold pants; a white jersey is substituted for the green one for road games. In recent seasons, both a matte green helmet and a white helmet have been used as alternates to the gold helmet. Black jerseys as well as black or green pants have also been used giving the Bears multiple uniform combinations to choose from.

    On August 11, 2014, the Baylor Bears won the online fan vote for college football's best uniform awarded by Sporting News Magazine.


  • Southwest Conference Coach of the Year
  • Grant Teaff, 1974 Grant Teaff, 1978
  • Southwest Conference Player of the Year
  • Mike Singletary, 1979 Mike Singletary, 1980 Thomas Everett, 1986 Thomas Everett, 1987
  • Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year
  • Art Briles, 2013
  • Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Daniel Sepulveda, 2006
  • Big 12 Conference Athlete of the Year
  • Robert Griffin III, 2011-2012
  • Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
  • Robert Griffin III, 2008
  • Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Robert Griffin III, 2011 Bryce Petty, 2013
  • Big 12 Conference Offensive Newcomer of the Year
  • Lache Seastrunk, 2012
  • Big 12 Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • Cyril Richardson, 2012 Cyril Richardson, 2013 Spencer Drango, 2014 Spencer Drango, 2015
  • Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • Andrew Billings, 2015
  • Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Nick Florence, 2012

    Bears in the NFL

    As of November 29, 2016 13 former Baylor players were listed on NFL rosters:

  • Andrew Billings, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Matt Bryant, PK, Atlanta Falcons
  • Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
  • Spencer Drango, OL, Cleveland Browns
  • Demetri Goodson, CB, Green Bay Packers
  • Robert Griffin III, QB, Cleveland Browns
  • Bryce Hager, LB, Los Angeles Rams
  • Xavien Howard, CB, Miami Dolphins
  • Jimmy Landes, LS, Detroit Lions
  • Bryce Petty, QB, New York Jets
  • Jon Weeks, LS, Houston Texans
  • Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
  • Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans
  • Consensus All-Americans

  • 1930 Barton Koch, G
  • 1956 Bill Glass, G
  • 1963 Lawrence Elkins, E
  • 1964 Lawrence Elkins, B
  • 1976 Gary Green, DB
  • 1979 Mike Singletary, LB
  • 1980 Mike Singletary, LB
  • 1986 Thomas Everett, DB
  • 1991 Santana Dotson, DL
  • 2006 Daniel Sepulveda, P
  • 2011 Robert Griffin III, QB
  • 2012 Terrance Williams, WR
  • 2013 Cyril Richardson, OL
  • 2014 Spencer Drango, OL
  • 2015 Spencer Drango, OL
  • 2015 Corey Coleman, WR
  • Future non-conference opponents

    Announced schedules as of March 31, 2016

    *The Bears will face off against the Ole Miss Rebels on September 5, 2020 in a neutral site game to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

    **The games against BYU, an FBS independent in football, have been approved by Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to be recognized as the equivalent of a non-conference game vs. a Power Five opponent in order to fulfill the Big XII requirement of playing one such Out-of-Conference game each season.


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