Gridiron Greats Returns To Sun Sports

Orlando As the fall college football season approaches, passionate fans in the Sunshine State can once again whet their appetites for gridiron action by re-living classic games from years past with the players and coaches who were there.

Sun Sports is bringing together some of the biggest names in University of Florida gridiron history for its popular GRIDIRON GREATS summer series, premiering Saturday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ET).

The signature series takes the concept of pairing classic football games with multiple teammates/coaches from those contests together in one venue to discuss not only the game itself, but their favorite playing memories, behind-the-scenes stories, and other gridiron related anecdotes that never made the headlines when they suited up.

Former Gator players sharing their thoughts and analysis include: Danny Wuerffel, Shane Matthews, Brad Culpepper, Reidel Anthony and Chris Doering.

Sun Sports' James Bates returns to host UF presentations.


*Denotes game new to the series this season

6/10/06 Florida State @ Florida (11/30/91)
9 p.m.
Shane Matthews throws two TD passes and the Gator defense keeps Heisman Trophy runner-up Casey Weldon and the Seminoles out of the end zone late in the fourth quarter to preserve the 14-9 victory.

6/17/06 1996 SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (12/7/96) 6:30 p.m.
A sellout crowd of 74,132 witnessed Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel throwing for an SEC Championship Game record 401 yards and six TDs and WR Reidel Anthony caught 11 balls for 171 yards and three TDs as the Gators rolled to a 45-30 win.

7/1/06 Florida @ Tennessee (9/17/94) 6:30 p.m.
Terry Dean throws for over 300 yards and two TDs as the Gators defeat the Volunteers 31-0 in Knoxville, holding Tennessee to only 300 yards of total offense.

7/8/06 Tennessee @ Florida (10/12/91)
9 p.m.
The Gator defense forced five turnovers, including an interception returned for a TD, and QB Shane Matthews threw two TD's as the Gators beat the No. 4 Volunteers 35-18.

*7/15/06 Florida @ LSU (10/7/89)
6:30 p.m.
With a deafening Tiger Stadium crowd against them, Florida was able to shut down the Tiger offense and get a victory thanks to a 41-yard FG by Arden Czyzewski as time expired in the 16-13 win.

7/22/06 Mississippi State @ Florida (10/2/93)
9 p.m.
Chris Doering hauls in 12 catches, 199 yards receiving and two TD's against the Bulldogs for a 38-24 win in a game featuring more than 1,400 yards of offense by both teams.

*7/29/06 Florida @ Georgia (10/28/95)
6:30 p.m.
QB Danny Wuerffel threw for five TDs and WR Chris Doering caught three of them and RB Eli Williams gained 143 yards on the ground, as the Gators defeated the Bulldogs 52-17 in Athens.

8/5/06 Florida @ Alabama (9/15/90)
9 p.m.
In his first season as UF head coach, Steve Spurrier notches his first career road victory. DB Will White's three interceptions, a blocked punt for a TD and a stifling defense gives the Gators a 17-13 victory over the Crimson Tide.

8/19/06 Florida State @ Florida (11/25/95)
9 p.m.
Danny Wuerffel throws four TD passes, two of them caught by Ike Hilliard, including a 74 yarder late in the third quarter, and Florida holds off FSU 35-24.

8/26/06 Florida State @ Florida (11/22/97)
6:30 p.m.
With the No. 1-ranked Seminoles coming to the Swamp, the Gators and head coach Steve Spurrier used a bit of trickery with a rotation of quarterbacks.

Schedule subject to change. - SUN SPORTS/FSN FLORIDA -

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