No. 2 Steve Spurrier


Published: Friday, September 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 11:39 a.m.

Position: Quarterback.

Years he played: 1964-66

Top 100 credentials: Well, there was that Heisman Trophy he won. And all of the comeback wins. Spurrier was twice an All-American and was the SEC Player of the Year as a senior. He was first-team All-SEC twice and third-team as a sophomore. Spurrier broke every school passing record during his career.

How he shined: Asked about his favorite game, Spurrier pointed to FSU 1965 when he threw the game-winner to Charlie Casey, and Auburn 1966, when he kicked the game-winning field goal, as the two he remembers best. What puts Spurrier at another level isn't just the Heisman, but that he put Florida football on the map.

Making his mark: After a 10-year NFL career, Spurrier went into coaching when Doug Dickey hired him at Florida. He had success as a head coach at Tampa bay in the USFL and Duke before returning to Florida and lifting the Gators to their best seasons. He is now the head coach at South Carolina.

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