Florida fans sing Tom Petty 'I Won't Back Down' in tribute to singer

By: Matt Naham, Rare.us


GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tom Petty may be gone, but he is not forgotten, and his legacy will carry on in song.

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Florida fans started singing together when the loudspeaker started playing "I Won't Back Down" as a tribute to the singer Saturday between the third and fourth quarter of the Gators game against the LSU Tigers. 

Petty was born in Gainesville and worked as a groundskeeper at the University of Florida before becoming a rockstar. He died Monday. 

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