Stephen Orr Spurrier won the Heisman Trophy in 1966, and became the third overall pick of the 1967 NFL Draft. But when Spurrier got to see the field as the team’s quarterback (in admittedly limited and infrequent fashion), he flat out stunk.
For all his pass-happy offenses as a coach, Spurrier didn’t throw a touchdown pass in the NFL until his third year in the league. The only position where Spurrier ended up starting for the 49ers, at least early on, was at punter. Football hadn’t seen the last of Spurrier though, and in 1978 he began one of the greatest coaching careers of all-time. After head coaching jobs at Duke, Florida, the Washington Redskins, and South Carolina, the “Head Ball Coach” most recently coached in the AAF before it folded.