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Steve Spurrier has another championship ring.

More than three months since the Alliance of American Football suspended operations after just eight weeks of play, the Head Ball Coach  was presented with a custom-made Orlando Apollos AAF championship ring.

Spurrier  — who won the 1996 national college football title as head coach of the Florida Gators — came out of retirement to coach in the upstart league. His Apollos were a dominant force in the AAF’s eight-week existence, finishing with a 7-1 record, with the next-best teams — the Birmingham Iron, Arizona Hotshots and San Antonio Commanders — each going 5-3. When the league folded, Spurrier hoped his Orlando Apollos would be declared league champions. Sports betting website FanDuel apparently agreed with Spurrier and went ahead and formally recognized the Apollos as champions of the AAF

On Friday, Spurrier finally received his AAF championship ring. Take a look at this beauty.

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  • Jayrone Elliott (52) of the San Antonio Commanders deflects the pass attempt of John Wolford of the Arizona Hotshots at the Alamodome.1 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders running back Trey Williams (35) runs with the ball in the first half during an Arizona Hotshots at San Antonio Commanders.2 of 37
  • Trent Richardson of the Birmingham Iron scores a touchdown against the Atlanta Legends during the first half of the Alliance of American Football game at Legion Field in Birmingham.3 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions running back Joel Bouagnon (36) runs the ball in the first half during an Alliance of American Football game in Salt Lake City.4 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions quarterback Josh Woodrum (6) passes the ball while being defended by San Diego Fleet defensive tackle Gelen Robinson (99) in the first half during an Alliance of American Football game in Salt Lake City.5 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions fans wave toys in the first half during an Alliance of American Football game in Salt Lake City.6 of 37
  • Birmingham Iron tight end Wes Saxton (83) is tackled by Memphis Express defensive back Arnold Tarpley III (25) and defensive back Channing Stribling (30) during a Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express game at the Liberty Bowl.7 of 37
  • Memphis Express quarterback Johnny Manziel runs for yardage against the Birmingham Iron at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis.8 of 37
  • The San Antonio Commanders' Kenneth Farrow II (20) attempts to evade the Salt Lake Stallions' Henre' Toliver during the second half of an AAF game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.9 of 37
  • The San Antonio Commanders' Trey Williams (35) evades the Salt Lake Stallions' John Timu during an AAF game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.10 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions quarterback Josh Woodrum is tackled by the San Antonio Commanders' Joey Mbu at the Alamodome in San Antonio. San Antonio won, 19-15.11 of 37
  • Birmingham Iron running back Trent Richardson (33) celebratesafter his touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Fleet.12 of 37
  • An Atlanta Legends fan wears a costume in support of the Atlanta Legends during the game against the San Antonio Commanders at Georgia State Stadium.13 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders running back Kenneth Farrow II (20) scores a touchdown in the first half against the Atlanta Legends at Georgia State Stadium.14 of 37
  • Atlanta Legends quarterback Aaron Murray (11) is sacked by San Antonio Commanders linebacker Jayrone Elliott (52) in the first half at Georgia State Stadium.15 of 37
  • Arizona Hotshots defensive end Rykeem Yates (92) forces a fumble by Orlando Apollos quarterback Garrett Gilbert (3) during the second half in Orlando.16 of 37
  • Arizona Hotshots quarterback John Wolford (7) sets up to throw a pass in front of Orlando Apollos linebacker Andrew Ankrah (55) during the first half in Orlando.17 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders defensive back Derron Smith (32) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass against the Arizona Hotshots.18 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders running back Kenneth Farrow, II runs for a first down against the Arizona Hotshots.19 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside (5) throws down field against the Arizona Hotshots.20 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions running back Joel Bouagnon (36) breaks multiple tackles as he rushes for a touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Fleet.21 of 37
  • Salt Lake Stallions running back Joel Bouagnon (36) rushes with the ball for a  gain against the San Diego Fleet.22 of 37
  • Atlanta Legends quarterback Aaron Murray (11) scrambles against the Arizona Hotshots at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix.23 of 37
  • San Diego Fleet wide receiver Dontez Ford (12) extends to try to catch a pass as Atlanta Legends defensive back Desmond Lawrence (23) yells to try to distract Ford.24 of 37
  • San Diego Fleet linebacker Eric Pinkins runs through the smoke during pregame introductions before an AAF game between the Atlanta Legends and the San Diego Fleet at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego.25 of 37
  • Orlando Apollos wide receiver CharlesJohnson (12) runs past San Antonio Commanders linebacker JoelLanning (57) during the second half at The Alamodome.26 of 37
  • San Antonio Commanders running back Kenneth Farrow, II (20) gets upended into the end zone for a touchdown by Orlando Apollos safety Will Hill III during the first half at the Alamodome.27 of 37
  • A horse and rider enter the field before the AAF game between the San Antonio Commanders and the Orlando Apollos at the Alamodome.28 of 37
  • Hotshots'  Thomas Duarte (81) celebrates with Gerald29 of 37
  • Hotshots' Edmond Robinson (51) puts pressure on Stallions'30 of 37
  • Memphis Express quarterback Christian Hackenberg is sacked by Birmingham Iron linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi during their game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. 31 of 37
  • Birmingham Iron wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo  breaks down the field against the memphis Express during their game at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. 32 of 37
  • Memphis Express Head Coach Mike Singletary talks to linebacker DeMarquis Gates on the sidelines during their game against the Birmingham Iron at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. 33 of 37
  • Birmingham Iron defender Max Redfield charges out on to the field before their game against the Memphis Express at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. 34 of 37
  • Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier is mic'd up during games.35 of 37
  • Orlando Apollos running back D'Ernest Johnson (22) rushes for yardage against the Atlanta Legends.36 of 37
  • Orlando Apollos linebacker Reggie Northrup II runs onto the field during player introductions before an AAF  game against the Atlanta Legends  in Orlando.37 of 37

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