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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Steve Spurrier is passing, Danny Wuerffel is getting ready to throw and Tim Tebow is, well, doing what he does best.
He’s running with the ball.
Florida honored its three Heisman Trophy winners with life-sized statues outside the stadium. The Gators unveiled bronze statues of Spurrier (1966), Wuerffel (1996) and Tebow (2007) during halftime of Saturday’s spring game. The thing that stood out was Tebow’s depiction.
“That’s fine,” Tebow said. “You have to change it up. We can’t all be throwing.”
Tebow and Wuerffel were on hand for the unveiling. Spurrier thanked his alma mater in a videotaped message. He was in Columbia, S.C., for South Carolina’s spring game. One of his daughters, Amy Moody, attended the ceremony in his place.
The statues, which weigh between 1,700 and 2,000 pounds, were placed on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium near the skybox entrance.
“When do you ever think growing up that you’ll have a statue somewhere where people will look at it and have great memories?” Wuerffel said. “It’s even more special being next to two guys that I love and admire in my coach, Steve Spurrier, and my friend, Tim Tebow. That even makes it more special for me.”
Spurrier threw for more than 4,800 yards and 37 touchdowns as a three-year starter in Gainesville. His most notable play might not have even been at his position. He kicked a 40-yard field goal to beat Auburn 3027 during his senior season.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Running backs Demont Buice and Rod McDowell both gained 100 yards and D.J. Howard rushed for 97 yards as Clemson showed off the offense of new coordinator Chad Morris in the Orange and White game on Saturday.
Morris was hired from Tulsa, where his attack averaged 40 points and 500 yards last season.
The Orange included Buice and McDowell defeated the White team, 25-13, in front of a crowd of about 25,000 at Death Valley. Buice and Howard each had a touchdown.
Coach Dabo Swinney divided his roster and ran 130 plays in the scrimmage.
Quarterback Tajh Boyd ran for one touchdown and threw for another. Boyd is expected to take over for Kyle Parker, who left after his second year to play baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization.