|Celebrated Name:||Steve Spurrier|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Stephen Orr Spurrier|
|Age:||78 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 April 1945|
|Birth Place:||Miami Beach, Florida, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Jerri Spurrier (m. 1966)|
|Children:||No/Yes (Amy Spurrier, Steve Spurrier, Jr., Scott Spurrier, Lisa Spurrier)|
|Profession:||former American football player and coach|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$18 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Steve Spurrier is a famous and successful American Football player. Although now retired, he continues to serve as a coach, imparting his wisdom to keen younger players. He has coached both college and professional teams and over the course of his career, has picked up the nickname, “Head Ball Coach.”
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Steve Spurrier was born in Miami Beach, Florida, on the 20th of April, 1945. His father, J. Graham Spurrier, was a Presbyterian minister. As Graham Spurrier changed congregations frequently, the family had to move around repeatedly during Steve’s early childhood. He has spent his growing years in various cities, like Charlotte, North Carolina, New Port in Tennessee, and Johnson City.
However, it was during his stay at Johnson City that Steve Spurrier first started manifesting his athletic talents. He became known as a good athlete all over the city, but at this point, his best game was baseball. Steve Spurrier got married to his lover from college, Jerri Starr. They had four children together – Lisa, Amy, Steve Jr, and Scott. Both Steve Jr and Scott took up football as a profession inspired by their father.
While he was in Johnson City, Tennessee, Steve Spurrier attended the “Science Hill High School,” and during this time, he went on to prove himself as a proficient sportsman playing and acing three sports simultaneously- baseball, basketball, and football. He even led the school teams in these sports to state-level wins. With his records, he drew the attention of several reputed colleges, and this is how he found his way into the University of Florida.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 April 1945, Steve Spurrier is 78 years old as of today’s date 28th September 2023. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 92 kg.
Steve Spurrier’s famed achievements in the various sports he played while in High School caught the eye of the then coach of Florida University, Ray Graves, who decided to offer him a football scholarship. His career in College Football was between 1963 and 1966, during which he played 31 games and managed to maintain mind-blowing statistics, thereby garnering several awards.
His career in League Football started with the “San Francisco 49ers” in 1967. However, it was not until 1975 that he had his first breakthrough match against the ‘Los Angeles Rams,’ thereby becoming an indispensable part of the squad.
In April 1976, Steve Spurrier was shifted to the extension team “Tampa Bay Buccaneers.” After this, he began the downhill climb of his career. While with “Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” he hardly witnessed any wins and became increasingly frustrated. The team coach John Mc Kay’s decision to cut him out of the team further added to his woes leading to his eventual decision of quitting professional football in 1977.
In 1978, Steve Spurrier got his first coaching job at the University of Florida. After working as an assistant coach in a couple of other institutions, he finally became the head coach for the “Tampa Bay Bandits” who went on to play in the new United States Football League. He coached a few more teams before retiring in 2015. He currently serves as a consultant to the University of Florida’s athletic department.
Awards and Achievements
Steve Spurrier was the only player from a losing team to be named the MVP of the Sugar Bowl. He also was the recipient of the prestigious Heisman Trophy and Water Camp Memorial Trophy among a host of other accolades. He is known for winning a national championship and playing for another. He also has a record of winning six SEC championships.
Aside from his larger achievements, Steve Spurrier has been given a position at the University of Florida Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Salary of Steve Spurrier in 2023
As of September 2023, The total estimated net worth of Steve Spurrier is about $18 million. His considerable fortune is the result of his record-breaking career both as a distinguished football player and coach.
If there is one thing that we can learn, looking at Steve Spurrier’s career is the ability to take everything in our stride and to bounce back every time the world thinks we are over! A personality of his caliber remains forever etched in the public memory.