Steve Spurrier is a former football player and coach. He attended the University of Florida, where he won the 1966 Heisman Trophy as a college football quarterback with the Gators.
The San Francisco 49ers picked him in the first round of the 1967 NFL draft, and he spent a decade playing professionally in the NFL. Spurrier was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1986. After retiring as a player, Spurrier went into coaching and spent five years as a college assistant at Florida, Georgia Tech, and Duke, where he began to develop his innovative offensive system while serving as the Blue Devils' offensive coordinator in the early 1980s. He was hired to his first head coaching job by the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League in 1983 and led the team to two playoff appearances in three seasons before the league folded. Spurrier returned to the college ranks in 1987, serving as the head football coach at Duke, Florida, and South Carolina, amassing 122 total wins and an 82% career winning percentage. Between his stints at Florida and South Carolina, he led the NFL's Washington Football team for two seasons with less success.
Spurrier retired from coaching in 2015 and became an ambassador and consultant for the University of Florida's athletic department. In August 2017, Spurrier joined SiriusXM Satellite Radio as a college football analyst, co-hosting three weekly programs on SiriusXM Channel 84, College Sports Nation.