Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is now a member of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" club.
The Head Ball Coach got doused after practice Tuesday night as part of the fundraiser for the ALS Association.
Spurrier had received multiple invitations to take the challenge, including from Suzy Shealy, a Midlands woman who has ALS.
Spurrier explained his personal connection to the disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
"I had two teammates with the 49ers that had ALS," said Spurrier. "It's a terrible disease. Whatever we can do to help raise some money to fight it, we're going to try to do our part here."
As befitting a man who's been calling the shots for decades, Spurrier dictated the direction of the challenge. He ordered that all of his assistant coaches go first, one by one, before they got around to him. The group even dunked Gamecocks Athletics Director Ray Tanner.
After saving himself for last, Spurrier attempted to keep his trademark visor on, but his players wouldn't have it. So after removing his headgear, he got two buckets full of water dumped straight on his head.
Afterward, he challenged Alabama's Nick Saban, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops to take the challenge. (Unbeknownst to Spurrier at the time, Saban had gotten the cold bath earlier in the day)
Frame by Frame: Spurrier Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
The challenge has been going on for months, but has picked up steam in recent weeks, as thousands of celebrities, politicians, and regular people have taken the challenge and uploaded their videos to social media. So far, about $23 million has been raised, with an estimated 450,000 new donors to the ALS Association.
To find out more about the Ice Bucket Challenge, go to the ALS website: http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/als-ice-bucket-challenge.html