Steve Spurrier is a pretty well-known name in the city of Gainesville as he played and coached the Florida Gators. The team is now giving back to the Head Ball Coach as they will rename their field after the Heisman Trophy winner and national champion coach.
On Thursday, Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun confirmed that the Gators will rename their stadium Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The coach is expected to be honored in a special ceremony later this year.
During his career with the Gators, Spurrier threw for over 4,800 yards and 36 touchdowns, while rushing for 442 yards and three touchdowns. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1966, his senior year.
After a brief head coaching stint in the USFL with the Tampa Bay Bandits and three seasons with the Duke Blue Devils, he returned to Florida in 1990. He led the team to a 122-27-1 record in 12 seasons.
Spurrier helped the Gators to 11 straight bowl appearances, six SEC championships and their first national championship in 1996.
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