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Florida Gators to honor Tampa’s Mr. Two Bits with mural

Members of the late George Edmonson’s family will be the celebrities who lead the Two Bits cheer before UF’s home opener.
George Edmondson was famous for starting the Two-Bits tradition with the Florida Gators. (Times, 2007)
George Edmondson was famous for starting the Two-Bits tradition with the Florida Gators. (Times, 2007)
Published Aug. 5, 2019

The Florida Gators will honor the late Mr. Two Bits — Tampa’s George Edmondson — in their Sept. 7 home opener against Tennessee-Martin.

Members of Mr. Edmondson’s family will be the celebrities who lead the cheer before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

UF will also offer a commemorative T-shirt for fans who buy tickets by next Tuesday through UF.

And the Gators will be adding a mural inside Gate 1 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to commemorate his legacy.

Mr. Edmondson led the famous Two Bits cheer for 60 years, even though he never attended UF. He died earlier this summer at age 97.

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