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The Florida Gators have renamed their football field after former head coach Steve Spurrier, the school announced Thursday.

The new name for the Gators’ home turf will be Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Spurrier retired from coaching in the middle of last season, which was his 11th year with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier coached at Florida from 1990–2001 before leaving for a job with the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Spurrier was extremely successful during his tenure at Florida, winning six SEC titles and a national championship in 1996. Spurrier left the Gators with a 122–27–1 record, including a 87–12 mark in conference play.

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Spurrier also starred at Florida as a player, competing for the Gators from 1963–66. He won the Heisman Trophy after his senior season.

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