The legacy of Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier has been honored in many ways, including a Top-100 restaurant and three football fields in his name, and now the Florida legend will be honored with his own street.
Steve Spurrier Way will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the promenade in front of Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille in Celebration Pointe.
“This is a great honor, and I want to thank the Florida Gators, Celebration Pointe, and my team at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille for making it happen,” said Spurrier in a press release. “Only the best coaches, like Don Shula, Bobby Bowden, and Coach Fulmer in Tennessee, usually get this honor, and I’m glad to join them.”
As a University of Florida quarterback in 1966, Spurrier won the school’s first Heisman Trophy.
According to a press release, after a professional career with the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Spurrier began his coaching career with Ray Graves’ Gators in 1978. His coaching career continued as he made stops with Georgia Tech, Duke University, and the Tampa Bandits before he returned home to UF in what he would christen as “The Swamp.”
Over the past few years, Spurrier’s been focusing on business by developing a restaurant and museum.
His restaurant, Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille, is a destination for Gator fans, college football fans, and farm-to-table food. In 18 months, the restaurant has become one of the busiest and most successful restaurants in the nation.
Steve Spurrier Way will run through the heart of Celebration Pointe. The public celebration will feature local and state dignitaries and Gator legends, including Spurrier himself.
Who cares? Is he helping the community in anyway, or just filling his pockets? I’m listening.