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Florida Gators legend Steve Spurrier entering College Football Hall of Fame (again)




Former Florida Gators coach Steve Spurrier has been selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.


Spurrier is already in as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback but will enter as a coach, too, the hall announced Monday morning. He'll join Bobby Doddy, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Bowden Wyatt as the only individuals in the hall as a player and as a coach.

Spurrier ended his coaching career last season with a 228-89-2 record after time at Duke, UF and South Carolina. He led the Gators to their first national championship in 1996, and UF named its field in his honor this season.

Spurrier and another new inductee, Tennessee legend Peyton Manning, will participate in the festivities before tonight's College Football Playoff national title game at Raymond James Stadium.

The rest of the class, which will formally join the hall in December:

Notre Dame LB Bob Crable
San Diego State RB Marshall Faulk
Michigan State WR Kirk Gibson
USC QB Matt Leinart
Texas OT Bob McKay
Texas A&M LB Dat Nguyen
Georgia Southern RB Adrian Peterson
Boston College NG Mike Ruth
New Mexico DB Brian Urlacher
Clemson/Arkansas coach Danny Ford
Mount Union (Ohio) coach Larry Kehres

[Last modified: Monday, January 9, 2017 10:32am]


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