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The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football. The Sun Devils team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the South Division of the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12). Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897 and has an all-time record of 580-365-22 (a.643 winning percentage). The Sun Devils play at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, which has a capacity of 71,706. The Sun Devils have won seventeen conference titles.
A number of successful and professional football players once played for ASU. The school has 2 unanimous All-Americans and 16 consensus selections and 13 alumni currently playing in the NFL. Among the most lauded and notable players the school has produced are Pat Tillman, Terrell Suggs, Mike Haynes (cornerback), Darren Woodson, and Charley Taylor. In addition to its players, ASU's football program has been noted for its coaches, most notably Frank Kush, for whom Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium is named. Kush also led the Sun Devils on their longest winning streak against the University of Arizona, ASU's traditional rival.
The Sun Devils had great success in the 1960s and 1970s under head coach Frank Kush. In that 22-year stretch, they compiled a 176–54–1 record, putting Arizona State on the college football map. From 1969 to 1971, the team put together a school-record 21-game winning streak. The 1986 team won the Pac-10 Championship and went on to defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the 1987 Rose Bowl Game. In 1996, the Sun Devils came within a matter of seconds of winning the Rose Bowl against Ohio State that would have earned them an undefeated season and in position to claim the National Championship.