Florida reveals helmet decal to honor late cheerleader Mr. Two Bits
Florida lost one of its longtime fans in July when George Edmondson, known to the Gators’ community as “Mr. Two Bits,” died at the age of 96.
Now, the Gators are going to honor him during Saturday’s home opener against UT Martin at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
On Thursday, Florida revealed a helmet decal it will wear this weekend to honor “Mr. Two Bits.” The decal features the orange-and-blue striped tie that he was known for wearing at Gators games. There’s also now a mural to commemorate him inside of the stadium:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 5, 2019
“Mr. Two Bits” was known for leading a cheer at football games from 1949-2008. Since 2013, Florida has welcomed in honorary “Mr. Two Bits” participants, who are often former players or alumni of the school, to keep the tradition going.
Florida and UT Martin are set to kick off on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.