Two Bits! Four Bits! Six Bits! A Dollar! All for the Gators Stand up and holler!

Two Bits!
Four Bits!
Six Bits!
A Dollar!
All for the Gators Stand up and holler!

From 1949 to 2008, George Edmonson, Jr. led the crowd in the famous cheer before each game at the University of Florida. George started the tradition after he noticed the Gator fans booing the team before the 1949 season opener against his alma mater, the Citadel Bulldogs. He created the cheer on the spot and managed to boost the morale of the fans, and the rest is history. George became such an important part of Saturday football tradition that he took on the University of Florida as his new alma mater and was named to the University of Florida Athletic Association as an honorary letter winner! He finally retired from cheerleading in 2008–in a home game against his first alma mater.

In 2013, the University of Florida will honor Mr. Two Bits by bringing in former Gator alumni to lead the crowd in a cheer.

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