BOCA RATON, Fla. -

Florida Atlantic University will name its football field after legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger.

The field at FAU Stadium on the Boca Raton campus will be named after the coach who led the Owls during their first 11 seasons and retired after the 2011 season.

FAU's board of trustees approved the new field name Wednesday.

"I am humbled beyond belief that the university would bestow this great honor on the Schnellenberger family and me personally," Schnellenberger said. "This is probably the highlight of my coaching career."

A ceremony will be held to honor the coach Sept. 13.

Schnellenberger was an assistant coach on the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins team and helped build programs at the University of Miami and Louisville.