Watch 90,000 Fans at The University of Florida Sing Tom Petty in His Gainesville Hometown

October 9, 2017
Tom Petty


As The Hollywood Reporter points out, one of the weekend’s top college football highlights wasn’t related to any specific game or plays within those games—it was music-related.

During a game between the Florida Gators and LSU Tigers at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 90,000 fans paid tribute to the late Gainesville native Tom Petty.

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In between the third and fourth quarters, the stadium launched into Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Luckily the incredible moment was caught on film—catch two clips of the tribute below: