ICYMI – University of Florida honors Tom Petty and you won’t believe the reaction.

On Saturday, October 7th the University of Florida gave a solid homage to the late Gainesville, FL native Tom Petty during the 4th quarter of their match-up against LSU.

Following the school’s traditional rendition of “We are the Boys” by the marching band, the PA sound system piped in Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” and fans joined in thanks to Daktronics Event Producer Casey McIntosh. Casey and Florida athletics staff used the end-zone video displays to track the song’s lyrics making it the ultimate Karaoke sing along to the Tom Petty hit.

Check out this link to Twitter to see how it all went down in the venue: Florida Gators Twitter Video.

You can see the coach’s reaction to the tribute at the 21:37 mark of this video:

The question remains, will this now be a new 4th quarter tradition at The Swamp?

Authored by Bryan – Daktronics Event Producer

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