Steve Spurrier is an American football player and a coach who has played for San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He currently serves as an ambassador of the University of Florida’s athletic department and will be managing the Orlando Apollos from February 2019. Steve is fondly called as the Head Ball Coach and is one among the four players to feature in the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and as well as a coach. Let us have a brief look at the career and net worth of Steve Spurrier. in 2019
Early Life & Biography
Stephen Orr Spurrier was born on April 20th in 1945, in Miami Beach, Florida to Marjorie and J. Graham Spurrier. His family moved to Johnson City when he was 12, and Spurrier caught the attention of his peers and family with his athletic skills and competitive nature. He attended Science Hill High School where starred in football, basketball, and baseball. He began to concentrate on football and joined the University of Florida after impressing coach Ray Graves.
While he was at his senior year in college, he married his collegemate, Jerri Starr. The couple has four children namely Lisa, Amy, Steve Jr., and Scott. His son Steve Jr. served as an assistant coach at Washington and South Carolina, and in 2015 he joined Oklahoma.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Steve played as a quarterback for the Florida Gators for three seasons winning the Heisman Trophy in 1966. 1967, he was drafted to San Francisco 49ers but was only used as a substitute quarterback. He played for them till 1975, and in 1976 he moved to Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He announced his retirement in the year 1977 and joined as an assistant to head coach Doug Dickey at Florida in 1978. In 1980, the Duke University hired him as their offensive coordinator and Steve proved his might as a coach with them. He also became the youngest head coach in football at the age of 37 with Tampa Bay Bandits in 1983 and in 1987 he became the head coach of Duke University.
1n 1990, he returned to Florida as head coach and spent 11 years with them before moving to Washington Redskins in 2002. From 2005 to 2015, he coached South Carolina and is set to coach Orlando Apollos from February 2019. Steve was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1986 and as a coach in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having spent more than five decades with the game of American Football, the Heisman trophy winner has amassed good name as well as enough wealth through his wonderful career. His annual salary as a coach is reported to be $2.8 million, and his net worth is $17 million.
Steve Spurrier became the first coach to sign with the Alliance of American Football, a new league which is set to begin in February 2019 in which he will be managing Orlando Apollos.