Sport: Golden Gator

University of Florida fans call him "Batman," "Goldflinger," and "S.O.S." A pro scouting report credits him with "the arm of Sammy Baugh, the poise of Johnny Unitas, the leadership of Norm Van Brocklin and the quickness of Joe Namath." A rival coach calls him "the greatest quarterback in the history of college football." Now wait a minute, fellows. His high school coach remembers him as being "slow and awkward." Teammates say he is forever falling asleep. And his team has lost two out of its last three games. But last week sportswriters voted to award Florida's Steve Spurrier the Heisman Trophy...

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