Steve Spurrier (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier is now officially known as a "Great Floridian."
South Carolina's football coach was presented with the "Great Floridian" award by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday in Gainesville, Fla.
Spurrier was honored for his time as a student and coach at the University of Florida. He won the 1966 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the Gators, and returned in 1990 as head coach and led Florida to the 1996 national championship.
Scott said Spurrier was a role model for student-athletes while in college and his coaching innovations changed the way Southern football is played. The coach joins a group of 70 people who have received the honor since 1981. .