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Florida Gators fans honored native son Tom Petty

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Fans of the Florida Gators honored a hometown hero Saturday during their football game. 

Between the third and fourth quarters, fans stood to sing a little Tom Petty, who was from Gainesville. 

He died earlier this week after going into cardiac arrest. 

Florida's athletic director says they wanted to celebrate Petty and they did it by singing one of his biggest hits - 'I won't back down.' 

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