Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
— NCAA Football Hall of Fame —
Steve Spurrier was named to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1986 and as a coach in 2017. Spurrier joined Amos Alonzo Stagg, Bobby Dodd and Bowden Wyatt as the only four to be inducted as a player and coach. As Florida’s head coach , Spurrier compiled a 122-27-1 record from 1990-2001, the most wins for a Gator coach in school history. The 1996 season saw the team capture its first-ever National Championship with a 52-20 win over Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. Spurrier led the Gators to six SEC titles (1991, 93-96, 2000) and was a three-time SEC Coach of the Year recipient. He became the first person to have both won a Heisman Trophy and to have coached a Heisman Trophy winner (Danny Wuerffel in 1996).
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports.
Location. 29° 38.938′ N, 82° 20.974′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilber Marshall (here, next to this marker); Emmitt Smith (here, next to this marker); Danny Wuerffel (here, next to this marker); Carlos Alvarez (here, next to this marker); Wes Chandler (here, next to this marker); Jack Youngblood (here, next to this marker); Doug Dickey (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.