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Video: Steve Spurrier Has A Message For Florida Fans

Former Gator quarterback and head coach Steve Spurrier returns to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this fall. And he wants you to join him.

As announced in June, the university will add the football icon's name to Florida Field, where he shined as both quarterback and coach. Steve Spurrier, 71, was elected as an ambassador and consultant to the University of Florida athletic department in July. The university and its community will honor and celebrate his legacy on Sept. 3 before the Gators' season opener against University of Massachusetts.

In his first public action as a Florida athletics ambassador, Spurrier delivered a viral message to Gator Nation, encouraging them to come to the game.

You can watch his message below.

Spurrier was the Florida Gators' starting quarterback for three seasons, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1966. He was a consensus All-American in both 1965 and 1966 and joined the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. After his senior season, the San Francisco 49ers drafted him as the third overall pick of the 1967 NFL draft.

Beginning in 1990, Spurrier coached the Gators for twelve seasons, winning six SEC championships and one national title. After resigning unexpectedly in 2001, he coached the NFL Washington Redskins until 2005, when he returned to college football to coach the South Carolina Gamecocks from 2005-15.

Will you be in the Swamp to welcome home the Florida legend?