Steve Spurrier's career: By the numbers

Why is Spurrier retiring? (1:42)

ESPN's Joe Schad provides insight as to why Steve Spurrier is stepping down as the South Carolina head coach in the middle of the season. (1:42)

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier announced Monday night that he is retiring, effective immediately.

We took a look back at Spurrier's career, by the numbers:

1: Number of active college coaches who are ahead of Spurrier on the all-time wins list. Spurrier resigns with 228 wins, good for 13th on the overall list. The only coach ahead of Spurrier who is still active is Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech. Beamer has 234 wins and is tied for 10th overall.

2: Number of quarterbacks that Spurrier coached at both Florida and with the Washington Redskins. Shane Matthews and Danny Wuerffel both followed Spurrier to Washington with mixed results, and another former Gator whom Spurrier coached, Rex Grossman, would soon follow to the Redskins, but not during Spurrier's tenure.

3: Selection number in the first round of the NFL draft that the San Francisco 49ers chose Spurrier in 1967. He finished his NFL career with a 13-24-1 record, throwing for 6,878 yards across 10 seasons.

7: Times Spurrier was named Coach of the Year in his respective conference. He was honored by the ACC in 1988 and 1989 while at Duke, and in 1990, 1995, 1996, 2005 and 2010 by the SEC. The latter two were while at South Carolina.

8: Losses that Spurrier suffered to Bobby Bowden and Florida State, during his 12-year run at Florida. In fact, the Gators went just 5-8-1 vs. the Seminoles under the "Head Ball Coach," but in winning the 1996 national championship, Spurrier and Florida crushed Florida State 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl.

11: Seasons in which Spurrier coached at South Carolina, registering three 11-win campaigns along the way. Prior to his arrival in 2005, South Carolina never won more than 10 games in a single season.

12: Total amount of wins Spurrier achieved while as a head coach in the NFL. In 2002 and 2003, he led the Washington Redskins to a 12-20 record and never finished higher than third place in the NFC East.

21: Bowl appearances made by Spurrier-coached teams. Eleven of those came at Florida, where the Gators went 6-5. One -- the 1989 All-American Bowl -- came at Duke.

35: Wins that Spurrier registered while as a head coach in the USFL with the Tampa Bay Bandits. Spurrier coached Tampa Bay from 1983-85, two years before heading to Duke. The Bandits made two postseason appearances during his tenure, but lost them both.

228: All-time wins as a college head coach, in stops at Duke, Florida and South Carolina.

1966: The year in which Spurrier won the Heisman Trophy, while a quarterback at Florida. He was also named a first-team All-American, the UPI Player of the Year and the SEC Player of the Year that season.

3,625: Passing yards that Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel compiled in his 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning season, while leading Spurrier's offense.