|Athletic director||Theresa Hanson|
|Head coach||Mike Rigell (interim) |
|Stadium||Terry Fox Field|
|Field surface||Artificial turf|
|All-time record||185–314–2 (.371)|
|Bowl record||0–1 (.000)|
|Conference titles||1 (2003)|
|Colors||Red and White|
|Mascot||McFogg the Dog|
The SFU football team has represented Simon Fraser University since the athletic department's inception in 1965. The team played by American rules while they competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1965 to 2001 against other American teams. Along with other SFU teams, the football program transferred to the CIS (now U Sports) and thereby switched to playing Canadian football against Canadian University teams in 2002. While playing in the CIS, SFU won their first and only Hardy Trophy conference championship in 2003 while qualifying for the playoffs twice. After playing eight seasons in the Canada West Conference of the CIS, the football team began competing in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II in 2010, and have played the American format of football again since.
The team previously used the names "Clansmen" and "Clan," but the names were retired in 2020 and a new team name will be selected.
The team had maintained a cross-town rivalry with the Vancouver-based University of British Columbia Thunderbirds as they are also the only two universities in British Columbia that field football teams. Since 1967, the two teams have competed in the Shrum Bowl, an annual game played at alternating venues with alternating rules. SFU holds a 17–15–1 series lead while also being the most recent champion having won the 2010 game at Thunderbird Stadium. Due to the two schools playing in two different leagues (and two different game formats), the scheduling of these games has often been difficult, with no game being played in 2011, the 12th time the game hadn't been played since the game's inception.
|National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) (1965–2001)|
|Canada West (CIS) (2002–2009)|
|2003||Chris Beaton||5–3||2nd||W Canada West semi-final
W Hardy Trophy
L Uteck Bowl
|2008||Dave Johnson||5–3||4th||W Canada West semi-final
L Hardy Trophy
|2009||Dave Johnson||1–6 (*)||7th||7||NR|
|Great Northwest (NCAA Division II) (2010–present)|
|2010||Dave Johnson||1–9 (0–9 NCAA)||0–8||5th||NR||NR|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
(*) In 2009, two victories were nullified because CWUAA accused SFU for having ineligible players in both games. However, SFU argued that they followed CWUAA's guidelines perfectly and that the player was eligible at the time of the accusation. The Manitoba Bisons also used an ineligible player in a Simon Fraser win, so the game was declared "no contest."
CIS playoff results
- 2002 Out of Playoffs
- 2003 Defeated Regina Rams in semi-final 53–46
Defeated Alberta Golden Bears in Hardy Cup 28–18
Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in Uteck Bowl 60–9
- 2004 Out of Playoffs
- 2005 Out of Playoffs
- 2006 Out of Playoffs
- 2007 Out of Playoffs
- 2008 Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in semi-final 40–30
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Hardy Cup 44–21
- 2009 Out of Playoffs
Simon Fraser in the CFL
As of the end of the 2019 CFL season, eight former SFU players are on CFL teams' rosters:
- Michael Couture, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Lemar Durant, BC Lions
- Brad Erdos, Calgary Stampeders
- Jordan Herdman-Reed, BC Lions
- Justin Herdman-Reed, Toronto Argonauts
- Derek Jones, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Andrew Marshall, Edmonton Eskimos
- Ante Milanovic-Litre, Calgary Stampeders
Simon Fraser in the NFL
Former SFU wide receiver Victor Marshall was invited to the Seattle Seahawks rookie camp in May 2013 and earned a contract on May 13 to take part in Organized Team Activities and training camp as a tight end. On July 30, 2013 the Seahawks released Marshall during training camp.
On April 27, 2018, former SFU DE Nathan Shepherd was selected 72nd overall in the 2018 NFL draft by the New York Jets and made the 53-man roster out of training camp. As of the end of the 2020 NFL season, Shepherd was on the Jets' roster.
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- Seahawks make roster moves
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