Florida football legend Steve Spurrier joined elite company on Monday.
It was officially announced that the Gators’ national championship winning coach will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2017 class for his work as a coach. The Heisman Trophy winner already was enshrined for his on-field accomplishments as a quarterback at Florida.
Spurrier becomes just the fourth person to be inducted to the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach, joining the elite company of Amos Alonzo Stagg, Bobby Dodd and Bowden Wyatt.
The Head Ball Coach had a 228-89-2 record as a college coach, including a 122-27-1 mark at Florida (1990-2001) and a 86-49 mark at South Carolina (2005-15).
As was indicated by a report on Friday, Spurrier is joined in the 2017 induction class by former Tennessee QB Peyton Manning.
Other inductees with ties to SEC schools include former Arkansas coach Danny Ford and former Texas A&M LB Dat Nguyen.