Florida is renaming its football field after former coach Steve Spurrier.
The university’s board of trustees approved the change Thursday, making it Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The football field recognizes Spurrier, the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner, the coach who led the Gators to their first national championship, and keeps the tradition of Florida Field.
Spurrier already has a Heisman statue outside the stadium and is a member of the program’s Ring of Honor.
Spurrier also nicknamed the stadium “The Swamp.”
Spurrier lead the Gators to a 68-5 home record and an overall record of 122-27-1. They also won 6 SEC titles.
Florida will honor Spurrier at the 2016 season opener against Massachusetts during a ceremony that will include the unveiling of his name on the stadium.
Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley said the renaming was “an appropriate way to commemorate one of the most legendary figures in Gator athletics history.”