Classic Sports Card of The Day

21 Oct

1974 Topps football card of former pro football quarterback Steve Spurrier, who played 10 seasons in the NFL but is much better known for his college coaching prowess, where he earned the nickname of “The Ol’ Ball Coach”. He was a highly touted Heisman Trophy winner coming out of college, but didn’t meet expectations in the pros, although he did carve out a long career as a backup QB and punter, mainly with the San Francisco 49ers. Spurrier had a short, unsuccessful run as an NFL coach in Washington, but in college he was a seven time SEC Coach of  The Year and his teams won 6 SEC titles, and a national championship in 1996.


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