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Gators Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel to be celebrity "Mr. Two Bits" at UT game



Danny Wuerffel, the former Gators Heisman Trophy-winning QB who led Florida to its first national championship, will return to Gainesville for a much different assignment this weekend.

Wuerffel will serve as the celebrity "Mr. Two Bits" at Saturday's game when the Gators host Tennessee.

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced at the beginning of the season that each week this year the Gators will have a different "celebrity" leading the pregame Two Bits cheer - once led for decades by Tampa's George Edmondson.

It's fitting that Wuerffel would get the nod against the Vols. It's a rivalry that helped make him a Gator legend.

In three starts against Tennessee, which includes his first career start, Wuerffel threw for 767 yards and 13 touchdowns. One game landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this kind of a pressure in the ‘Swamp,’ ” Wuerffel told

He will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:18am]


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