Gator Football Ring of Honor

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Gator Football Ring of Honor
Formation 2006
Type Gator Football Hall of Fame
Headquarters UAA
Location United States United States
Website Official website

The Gator Football Ring of Honor is the University of Florida's alternative to retiring a player's number and pays homage to the greatest former players and coaches. Physically, it is a ring displayed on the North Endzone façade of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, displaying the names of the players and coaches who have contributed greatly to the Florida Gators football team. It was created in 2006 in commemoration of 100 years of Florida Football and was unveiled before the kickoff of the Alabama game that season. The four initial inductees to the Ring of Honor were Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Jack Youngblood.

For 2007, the University of Florida Athletic Association announced that former Gator and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, Wilber Marshall would be the next inductee. The ceremony for that induction took place before the September 29, 2007 Florida-Auburn football game.[1]

Criteria to merit consideration[edit]

To be considered for induction into the Ring of Honor, a person must have been removed from UF for five seasons, be in good standing with the University, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

Inductees[edit]

Name Years at UF Year of Induction
Emmitt Smith 1987–1989 2006
Steve Spurrier 1963–1966
1990–2001
2006
Danny Wuerffel 1993–1996 2006
Jack Youngblood 1967–1970 2006
Wilber Marshall 1980–1983 2007

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