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Daniel Carl Wuerffel (born May 27, 1974) is a former college and professional American football
American football
quarterback who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy and the 1996 national football championship while playing college football for the University of Florida. Wuerffel was a prolific passer in coach Steve Spurrier's offense. He led the nation in touchdown passes in 1995 and 1996, and set numerous school and conference records. Wuerffel was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013. After graduating from Florida, Wuerffel was drafted by the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL). He spent six years in the league with four teams, finding limited success as a backup and an occasional starter. He also played a season in NFL Europe, where he led the Rhein Fire
Rhein Fire
to a league championship and was named MVP of World Bowl 2000. Wuerffel last played professional football in 2002, officially retiring in 2004. He returned to New Orleans to work with Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development. Wuerffel had first become involved with the organization while playing for the Saints in the late 1990s, and as the organization attempted to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he became its executive director.[1] Under Wuerffel, Desire Street Ministries moved its headquarters to Atlanta and expanded its programs to other inner cities in the American south.[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 College career

2.1 1993–1994 2.2 1995–1996 2.3 Individual awards and honors 2.4 College statistics

3 Professional career 4 Personal life 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Early life[edit] Wuerffel was born in Pensacola, Florida, in 1974,[3] the son of a Lutheran minister who was a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. While he was growing up, his family and he lived in South Carolina, Spain, Nebraska, and Colorado
Colorado
before he attended Fort Walton Beach High School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.[4] Wuerffel was a standout high school football and basketball player for the Fort Walton Beach Vikings. In football, he led the Vikings to an undefeated season as a senior quarterback, while winning the Florida Class 4A state football championship in 1991 and earning the number two national ranking in USA Today. Wuerffel was widely considered the top high school football recruit in the state of Florida, and USA Today's high school player of the year in Florida during his senior year.[5] He graduated from high school as his class valedictorian. College career[edit] 1993–1994[edit] Wuerffel accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played quarterback for head coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football
Florida Gators football
team from 1993 to 1996.[6] One of the most decorated players in Florida's football history,[6] he was a key member of the Gators teams that won four consecutive Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
titles between 1993 and 1996. Wuerffel graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in public relations, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2006.[7][8] On September 30, 2006, Wuerffel was inducted into the Gator Football Ring of Honor alongside his former coach Spurrier and two other former Gator players, Jack Youngblood
Jack Youngblood
and Emmitt Smith. Wuerffel was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
in 2013.[9][10] The 1993 season was the first in which the Gators were ranked in the AP top 10 every week. In the second week, quarterbacks Wuerffel and Terry Dean throw a total of seven interceptions against Kentucky.[11] With eight seconds left, Wuerffel threw a pass down the middle to walk-on receiver Chris Doering for the game-winning touchdown; Gator play-by-play announcer Mick Hubert shouted, "Doering's got a touchdown!"[12] The next week, Florida recovered and defeated Heath Shuler-led and fifth-ranked Tennessee 41–34 in a "shootout".[13] 1995–1996[edit] Wuerffel had split playing time with fellow quarterback Terry Dean for much of the 1993 and 1994 seasons. With Dean graduated, Wuerffel was the clear starter coming into the 1995 season, and he made the most of his opportunity. The Gators went through the regular season undefeated, and Wuerffel set several Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
(SEC) and NCAA records for passing, including the SEC season record for touchdown passes and the NCAA record for passing efficiency .[14] Highlights included a September win over rival Tennessee in which Florida rallied from a 30-14 deficit to win 62-37 behind Wuerffel's SEC record 6 touchdown passes. Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
had sent a team of reporters to cover the top-10 matchup and had planned to put Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
on the cover. However, after the Gators' win, they decided to put Wuerffel on the cover instead, bringing him his first major national attention.[15][16][17][18][19] He led the Gators to the Bowl Alliance national championship game following the 1995 season, but ultimately lost 62–24 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Fiesta Bowl. Wuerffel won the 1996 Heisman Trophy,[20] as the outstanding college football player in America, while quarterbacking the Gators into their second consecutive Bowl Alliance national championship game with help from teammates Fred Taylor at running back; Reidel Anthony, Ike Hilliard, and Jacquez Green at wide receiver; and Jeff Mitchell on the offensive line. Wuerffel and the Gators won the 1996 national championship in decisive fashion by defeating the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the Sugar Bowl.[6] Individual awards and honors[edit] Wuerffel was a first-team All-American in 1995, and a consensus first-team All-American in 1996.[6][21] He received the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 1995, the Davey O'Brien Award in 1995 and 1996, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1996,[6] and was named the Quarterback
Quarterback
of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus in 1996.[22] Wuerffel declined to be included on Playboy
Playboy
magazine's All-America team as well as its Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, saying, "That's not the type of person I am or would like to portray myself as."[23][24] His Gators teammates picked him as the squad's most valuable player in 1995 and 1996; his coaches chose him as one of the Gators' team captains.[6] He was later named to The Gainesville Sun's Florida Gators Team of the Century in 1999, was chosen by the Sun as the number one player in the first 100 years of Gators football, and was listed as a member of the Florida Gators 100th Anniversary Team in 2006.[6][25] He is one of only two Heisman Trophy winners to also receive the Draddy Trophy, which is presented annually by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
to the nation's top football scholar-athlete. Wuerffel was also a first-team Academic All-American in 1995 and 1996.[6] He finished his Gator career by completing 708 of 1,170 passes for 10,875 yards with 114 touchdown passes, the best in SEC history and second-most in major college history.[6] His career pass efficiency rating of 163.56 was the best in major college history and his percentage of passes which went for a touchdown (9.74) ranked first in collegiate history. In 1995, his efficiency rating of 178.4 set a single-season collegiate record. During his Heisman-winning season of 1996, he completed 207 of 360 passes for 3,625 yards (an SEC record at the time) for 39 touchdowns (leading the nation) and his efficiency rating of 170.6 made him the first quarterback to ever post a rating of 170 or better in back-to-back years. College statistics[edit]

Season Passing Statistics

Comp Att Yds Pct TD Int Rating

1993 159 273 2,230 58.2% 22 10 146.1

1994 132 212 1,754 62.3% 18 9 151.3

1995 210 325 3,266 2 64.6% 35 1 10 178.4 1

1996 207 360 3,625 2 57.5% 39 1 13 170.6 2

Total 708 1,170 10,875 60.5% 114 42 163.6

Notes: 1 indicates NCAA leader, 2 indicates SEC leader Reference:[26] Professional career[edit] The New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
selected Wuerffel in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft,[27] and he played for the Saints for three seasons from 1997 to 1999.[28] Wuerffel spent the offseason before the 2000 NFL season with the Rhein Fire
Rhein Fire
in NFL Europa, where he led the team to a league championship and was named MVP of World Bowl
World Bowl
2000.[29] He spent single seasons as a backup with the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
and Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
in 2000 and 2001. Wuerffel was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft, only to be traded to the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
a week later, reuniting him with college coach Steve Spurrier.[30] Wuerffel started several games that season, alternating with fellow Florida Gator alumnus Shane Matthews, but was released by the team before the 2003 season, much to the chagrin of Spurrier.[31] After not being signed by another team in 2003, Wuerffel decided to retire from professional football in February 2004.[32] Personal life[edit] Wuerffel began work at Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit, faith-based organization focusing on spiritual and community development in areas of New Orleans. The All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach created the Wuerffel Trophy in his honor in 2005. Florida sculptor W. Stanley Proctor created the design which commemorates Danny Wuerffel, "as he prays after a touchdown.[33][34] It is awarded annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
to the athlete who best exemplifies Wuerffel's character on the field of play and in the classroom.[33][34] In June 2011, The Gainesville Sun
The Gainesville Sun
reported that Wuerffel was suffering from Guillain–Barré syndrome, a disorder of the nervous system, and was undergoing treatment for it.[35] In 2014, Emerald Bay Country Club in Destin, Florida, hosted the 1st Annual Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
Golf Classic, known as the "Danny Cup".[36] A small stretch of road between the Mid-Bay Bridge and Highway 98 in Destin, still his parents' home,[37] has been dedicated as "Danny Wuerffel Way" by the Florida state legislature.[38] See also[edit]

American football
American football
portal Biography portal College football
College football
portal

List of Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
players List of Florida Gators football
Florida Gators football
All-Americans List of Florida Gators football
Florida Gators football
players in the NFL List of Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
players List of Heisman Trophy winners List of Division I FBS career passing touchdown leaders List of Division I career FBS passing yardage leaders List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders List of New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
players List of University of Florida
University of Florida
alumni List of University of Florida
University of Florida
Athletic Hall of Fame members List of Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
players

References[edit]

^ "Charity Spotlight: Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
and Desire Street Ministries". The Heisman Trust. Retrieved 27 February 2016.  ^ Walker, Dave (19 August 2015). " ESPN
ESPN
to premiere Desire Street Academy documentary 'Wuerffel's Way'". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved 27 February 2016.  ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Danny Wuerffel. Retrieved July 9, 2010. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
Archived 2010-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved July 9, 2010. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LV4eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o8gEAAAAIBAJ&dq=danny%20wuerffel&pg=3754%2C3843337 ^ a b c d e f g h i 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 83, 86, 88, 93, 97, 99, 100–103, 125, 158, 159, 162, 173, 186 (2011). Retrieved September 1, 2011. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014. ^ Robbie Andreu, "Wuerffel, Doering to enter UF Hall," Ocala Star-Banner (April 21, 2006). Retrieved July 22, 2011. ^ Ivan Maisel, "Heisman trio highlight Class of 2013," ESPN
ESPN
(May 7, 2013). Retrieved May 7, 2013. ^ "NFF Proudly Announces Stellar 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class," National Football Foundation (May 7, 2013). Retrieved May 7, 2013. ^ "Gators' streak vs. 'Cats filled with close calls". Gatorsports.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-28.  ^ Kassidy Hill. "FlashBack Friday with the Florida Gators: Chris Doering". GatorCountry.com.  ^ "Shuler's Advice To Vols: Avoid A Gator Shootout". tribunedigital-sunsentinel.  ^ SEC Record book ^ Harris, Janie (22 September 2006). " College football
College football
Throwback Thursday: Top Florida-Tennessee rivalry moments". NCAA.com.  ^ "Greatest Moments: Tennessee-Florida Football. Tennessee Journalist. 15 September 2015 ^ Harry, Chris (1 September 2016). "Spurrier's 11 Favorite Games on the Field to Bear His Name". floridagators.com.  ^ Harry, Chris (15 September 1996). "Gators' QB Playing for an "Audience of One"". Orlando Sentinel.  ^ Henry, Ran (2014). Spurrier: How The Ball Coach Taught the South to Play Football. Lyons Press. ISBN 0762791845.  ^ Sports-Reference.com, College Football, 1996 Heisman Trophy Voting. Retrieved April 26, 2012. ^ 2012 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 10 & 14 (2012). Retrieved September 14, 2012. ^ "NCAA Quarterback
Quarterback
of the Year". Touchdown Club of Columbus. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012.  ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1996-05-10/sports/9605090896_1_wuerffel-playboy-offer-scholar-athlete ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: COLLEGE FOOTBALL;Florida's Wuerffel Spurns Playboy Honor". The New York Times. May 10, 1996.  ^ Robbie Andreu & Pat Dooley, "No. 1 Danny Wuerffel," The Gainesville Sun (September 2, 2006). Retrieved March 30, 2013. ^ " Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
profile". Sports Reference.  ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1997 National Football League Draft. Retrieved April 7, 2011. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Danny Wuerffel. Retrieved April 7, 2011. ^ http://www.footballdb.com/teams/nfle/rhein-fire/stats/2000 ^ Len Pasquarelli (February 26, 2002). "Texans deal Wuerffel to 'Skins in first-ever trade". ESPN. Retrieved September 20, 2016.  ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8735835/college-football-unhealthy-culture-contributed-steve-spurrier-failure-nfl ^ "Wuerffel Announces Retirement From NFL". Associated Press. Washington Post. February 19, 2004. Retrieved September 21, 2016.  ^ a b Cobb, Sue M.; McCarthy, Allison (March 8, 2006). "W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor to be Inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame" (Press release). Tallahassee, Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, Secretary of State of Florida. Retrieved August 21, 2014.  ^ a b "The Wuerffel Trophy news". Fort Walton Beach, Florida: All Sports Association. 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.  ^ Pat Dooley, "Wuerffel leaves hospital after treatment for nervous system disorder," The Gainesville Sun
The Gainesville Sun
(June 15, 2011). Retrieved June 15, 2011. ^ "1st Annual Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
Golf Classic". Destin Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.  ^ "1st Annual Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
Golf Classic". Destin Magazine. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.  ^ http://election.dos.state.fl.us/laws/97laws/ch_97-314.pdf

Bibliography[edit]

Carlson, Norm, University of Florida
University of Florida
Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3. Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3. Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4. McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6. Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun
The Gainesville Sun
Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.

External links[edit]

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1996 Florida Gators football—consensus national champions

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Florida Gators starting quarterbacks

Charlie Thompson (1906–08) Charlie Bartleson (1908) Edgerton (1909–10) Bob W. Shackleford (1910–11) Harry S. Hester (1912) George Mosley (1913) Rammy Ramsdell
Rammy Ramsdell
(1913–15) Artie Fuller (1916–17) Horace Loomis (1917) B. Anderson (1919–20) T. Hoyt Carlton (1920–21) Bill Renfroe (1921) George Stanley (1921) Joseph Barchan (1922) Stewart Pomeroy (1922) Edgar C. Jones
Edgar C. Jones
(1923–25) Johnnie Murphree (1924) Spic Stanley (1925) Goof Bowyer (1926–28) Carl Brumbaugh (1927) Speedy Walker (1927) Clyde Crabtree
Clyde Crabtree
(1927–29) Monk Dorsett
Monk Dorsett
(1930–32) Sam Davis (1933) Wally Brown (1934) Ken Eppert (1935) Bill Stephens (1935) Bob Ivey (1936) Ed Manning (1936) Paul Brock (1936) Jack Blalock (1937–1938) Tex Hanna (1939) Bill Latsko (1940–42) No team (1943) Buddy Carte (1944) Earl Scarborough (1945) Billy Parker (1946) Angus Williams (1947–49) Haywood Sullivan (1950–51) Rick Casares
Rick Casares
(1952) Doug Dickey
Doug Dickey
(1952–53) Dick Allen (1954) Bobby Lance (1955) Jimmy Dunn (1956–58) Dick Allen (1959) Larry Libertore
Larry Libertore
(1960–62) Tom Batten (1961) Tom Shannon (1962–64) Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1964–66) Jack Eckdahl (1967) Larry Rentz (1967–68) John Reaves (1969–71) Chan Gailey (1972) David Bowden (1972–73) Don Gaffney (1973–75) Jimmy Fisher (1975–76) Bill Kynes (1976) Terry LeCount (1977) Tim Groves (1978–79) John Brantley, III (1978) Tyrone Young (1979) Johnell Brown (1979) Larry Ochab (1979–80) Bob Hewko (1980–82) Wayne Peace (1980–83) Kerwin Bell (1984–87) Rodney Brewer (1986) Kyle Morris (1988–89) Herbert Perry (1988) Lex Smith (1989) Donald Douglas (1989) Shane Matthews (1990–92) Terry Dean (1993–94) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(1993–96) Eric Kresser (1995) Doug Johnson (1997–99) Noah Brindise (1997) Jesse Palmer
Jesse Palmer
(1997–2000) Rex Grossman
Rex Grossman
(2000–02) Brock Berlin (2001) Ingle Martin
Ingle Martin
(2003) Chris Leak
Chris Leak
(2003–06) Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow
(2007–09) John Brantley
John Brantley
(2010–11) Jacoby Brissett (2011–12) Jeff Driskel (2012–14) Tyler Murphy (2013) Skyler Mornhinweg (2013) Treon Harris (2014–2015) Will Grier (2015) Luke Del Rio (2016–2017) Austin Appleby (2016) Feleipe Franks (2017) Malik Zaire (2017)

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Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
Athlete of the Year

Male

1976: Glance 1977: Seivers 1978: Givens 1979: King 1980: Macy 1981: Gaines 1982: Belue 1983: Walker 1984: Hoage 1985: Clark 1986: B. Jackson 1987: Bennett 1988: Perdue 1989: D. Thomas 1990: Kessler 1991: O'Neal 1992: O'Neal 1993: Mashburn 1994: Williamson 1995: Helton 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Wuerffel 1998: Manning 1999: Couch 2000: Bouknight 2001: Boeker 2002: W. Davis 2003: Cragg 2004: Cragg 2005: Lochte 2006: Carter 2007: Price 2008: Tebow 2009: Tebow 2010: Ingram 2011: Smith 2012: A. Davis 2013: Manziel 2014: Reed 2015: Benintendi 2016: Lawson 2017: Rooker

Female

1984: Caulkins 1985: Hauschild 1986: Gillom 1987: Leatherwood 1988: Torres 1989: Gordon 1990: Foster 1991: Charles 1992: Goetze 1993: Haislett 1994: Haislett 1995: Hansen 1996: Roundtree 1997: Johnson 1998: Holdsclaw 1999: Holdsclaw 2000: Kowal 2001: Yoder 2002: Pickens 2003: L. Thomas 2004: Rice 2005: Coventry 2006: Augustus 2007: Abbott 2008: Parker 2009: Kupets 2010: S. Jackson 2011: Hoffman 2012: Pancake 2013: Schmitt 2014: Rogers 2015: Haeger 2016: Sloan 2017: Williams

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Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
Football Player of the Year

Overall

1933: Feathers 1934: Howell 1935: Geny 1936: Gilbert 1937: Hinkle 1938: Cafego 1939: Kavanaugh & Foxx 1940: Elrod 1941: Jenkins 1942: Sinkwich 1943 1944: McWilliams 1945: Gilmer 1946: Trippi 1947: Connerly 1948: Rauch 1949: Tidwell 1950: Parilli 1951: Wade 1952: Parker 1953: Parker 1954: A. Davis 1955: Majors 1956: Majors 1957: Michaels 1958: Cannon 1959: Cannon 1960: Gibbs 1961: Trammell 1962: Stovall 1963: Sidle 1964: Frederickson 1965: Sloan 1966: Spurrier 1967: Goodridge 1968: Scott 1969: A. Manning 1970: Sullivan 1971: Musso 1972: T. Davis 1973: Collins 1974: Felker 1975: DuBose 1976: Goff 1977: C. Alexander 1978: McClendon 1979: Cribbs 1980: Walker 1981: Walker 1982: Walker 1983: White 1984: Bell 1985: Jackson 1986: Bennett 1987: W. Davis 1988: Rocker 1989: E. Smith 1990: Matthews 1991: Matthews 1992: Hearst 1993: Shuler 1994: Barker 1995: Wuerffel 1996: Wuerffel 1997: P. Manning 1998: Couch 1999: S. Alexander 2000: R. Johnson 2001: Grossman

Offensive

2002: Pinner 2003: E. Manning 2004: Campbell 2005: Cutler 2006: McFadden 2007: McFadden 2008: Tebow 2009: Tebow & Ingram 2010: Newton 2011: Richardson 2012: Manziel 2013: Mason 2014: Cooper 2015: Henry 2016: Hurts 2017: K. Johnson

Defensive

2002: Pollack 2003: Lavalais 2004: Pollack 2005: Ryans 2006: Willis 2007: Dorsey 2008: Er. Berry 2009: McClain 2010: Fairley 2011: Claiborne & Mathieu 2012: Clowney & J. Jones 2013: Mosley & Sam 2014: Ray 2015: Ragland 2016: Allen 2017: R. Smith

Special
Special
Teams

2004: Williams 2005: Green 2006: Vaughn 2007: F. Jones 2008: James 2009: Arenas 2010: Peterson 2011: Adams 2012: Sturgis & Sanders 2013: C. Jones 2014: Murphy 2015: Ev. Berry 2016: Carlson 2017: Carlson

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1996 College Football All-America Team
College Football All-America Team
consensus selections

Offense

QB Danny Wuerffel RB Troy Davis RB Byron Hanspard WR Reidel Anthony WR Marcus Harris WR Ike Hilliard TE Tony Gonzalez

OL Chris Naeole OL Dan Neil OL Benji Olson OL Orlando Pace OL Juan Roque C Aaron Taylor

Defense

DL Peter Boulware DL Derrick Rodgers DL Mike Vrabel DL Reinard Wilson DL Grant Wistrom

LB Canute Curtis LB Pat Fitzgerald LB Jarrett Irons LB Matt Russell

DB Dré Bly DB Chris Canty DB Kevin Jackson DB Shawn Springs

Special
Special
Teams

K Marc Primanti P Brad Maynard

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Heisman Trophy winners

1935: Berwanger 1936: Kelley 1937: Frank 1938: O'Brien 1939: Kinnick 1940: Harmon 1941: B. Smith 1942: Sinkwich 1943: Bertelli 1944: Horvath 1945: Blanchard 1946: G. Davis 1947: Lujack 1948: D. Walker 1949: Hart 1950: Janowicz 1951: Kazmaier 1952: Vessels 1953: Lattner 1954: Ameche 1955: Cassady 1956: Hornung 1957: Crow 1958: Dawkins 1959: Cannon 1960: Bellino 1961: E. Davis 1962: Baker 1963: Staubach 1964: Huarte 1965: Garrett 1966: Spurrier 1967: Beban 1968: Simpson 1969: Owens 1970: Plunkett 1971: Sullivan 1972: Rodgers 1973: Cappelletti 1974: Griffin 1975: Griffin 1976: Dorsett 1977: Campbell 1978: Sims 1979: C. White 1980: Rogers 1981: Allen 1982: H. Walker 1983: Rozier 1984: Flutie 1985: B. Jackson 1986: Testaverde 1987: Brown 1988: Sanders 1989: Ware 1990: Detmer 1991: Howard 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Salaam 1995: George 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Woodson 1998: Williams 1999: Dayne 2000: Weinke 2001: Crouch 2002: Palmer 2003: J. White 2004: Leinart 2005: vacated * 2006: T. Smith 2007: Tebow 2008: Bradford 2009: Ingram Jr. 2010: Newton 2011: Griffin III 2012: Manziel 2013: Winston 2014: Mariota 2015: Henry 2016: L. Jackson 2017: Mayfield

*Note: The 2005 Heisman Trophy was originally awarded to Reggie Bush, but Bush forfeited the award in 2010. The Heisman Trust subsequently decided to leave the 2005 award vacated.

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Maxwell Award winners

1937: Frank 1938: O'Brien 1939: Kinnick 1940: Harmon 1941: Dudley 1942: Governali 1943: Odell 1944: G. Davis 1945: Blanchard 1946: Trippi 1947: D. Walker 1948: Bednarik 1949: Hart 1950: Bagnell 1951: Kazmaier 1952: Lattner 1953: Lattner 1954: Beagle 1955: Cassady 1956: McDonald 1957: Reifsnyder 1958: Dawkins 1959: Lucas 1960: Bellino 1961: Ferguson 1962: Baker 1963: Staubach 1964: Ressler 1965: Nobis 1966: Lynch 1967: Beban 1968: Simpson 1969: Reid 1970: Plunkett 1971: Marinaro 1972: Van Pelt 1973: Cappelletti 1974: Joachim 1975: Griffin 1976: Dorsett 1977: Browner 1978: Fusina 1979: C. White 1980: Green 1981: Allen 1982: H. Walker 1983: Rozier 1984: Flutie 1985: Long 1986: Testaverde 1987: McPherson 1988: Sanders 1989: Thompson 1990: Detmer 1991: Howard 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Collins 1995: George 1996: Wuerffel 1997: P. Manning 1998: Williams 1999: Dayne 2000: Brees 2001: Dorsey 2002: Johnson 2003: E. Manning 2004: J. White 2005: Young 2006: Quinn 2007: Tebow 2008: Tebow 2009: McCoy 2010: Newton 2011: Luck 2012: Te'o 2013: McCarron 2014: Mariota 2015: Henry 2016: Jackson 2017: Mayfield

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Walter Camp Award winners

1967: Simpson 1968: Simpson 1969: Owens 1970: Plunkett 1971: Sullivan 1972: Rodgers 1973: Cappelletti 1974: Griffin 1975: Griffin 1976: Dorsett 1977: MacAfee 1978: Sims 1979: White 1980: Green 1981: Allen 1982: Walker 1983: Rozier 1984: Flutie 1985: B. Jackson 1986: Testaverde 1987: Brown 1988: Sanders 1989: Thompson 1990: Ismail 1991: Howard 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Salaam 1995: George 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Woodson 1998: Williams 1999: Dayne 2000: Heupel 2001: Crouch 2002: Johnson 2003: Fitzgerald 2004: Leinart 2005: Bush 2006: Smith 2007: McFadden 2008: McCoy 2009: McCoy 2010: Newton 2011: Luck 2012: Te'o 2013: Winston 2014: Mariota 2015: Henry 2016: L. Jackson 2017: Mayfield

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Sporting News College Football Player of the Year winners

1942: Sinkwich 1943: Bertelli 1944: Horvath 1945: Blanchard 1946: G. Davis 1947: Lujack 1948: D. Walker 1949: Hart 1950: Janowicz 1951: Kazmaier 1952: Vessels 1953: Lattner 1954: Cassady 1955: Cassady 1956: McDonald 1957: Crow 1958: Cannon 1959: Cannon 1960: Bellino 1961: Ferguson 1962: Baker 1963: Staubach 1964: Butkus 1965: Anderson & Grabowski 1966: Spurrier 1967: Beban 1968: Simpson 1969: Owens 1970: Plunkett 1971: Sullivan & Marinaro 1972: B. Jones 1973: Hicks 1974: Griffin 1975: Griffin 1976: Dorsett 1977: Campbell 1978: Sims 1979: C. White 1980: Green 1981: Allen 1982: H. Walker 1983: Rozier 1984: Flutie 1985: B. Jackson 1986: Testaverde 1987: Brown 1988: Sanders 1989: Hagen 1990: Ismail 1991: Howard 1992: M. Jones 1993: Ward 1994: Salaam 1995: Frazier 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Woodson 1998: Williams 1999: Dayne 2000: Weinke 2001: Crouch 2002: Palmer 2003: J. White 2004: A. Smith 2005: Bush 2006: T. Smith 2007: Tebow 2008: Harrell, Bradford & McCoy 2009: Ingram Jr. 2010: Newton 2011: Griffin III 2012: Manziel 2013: Winston 2014: Mariota 2015: Mayfield 2016: L. Jackson 2017: Mayfield

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Davey O'Brien Award winners

1981: McMahon 1982: Blackledge 1983: S. Young 1984: Flutie 1985: Long 1986: Testaverde 1987: McPherson 1988: Aikman 1989: Ware 1990: Detmer 1991: Detmer 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Collins 1995: Wuerffel 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Manning 1998: Bishop 1999: Hamilton 2000: Weinke 2001: Crouch 2002: Banks 2003: White 2004: White 2005: V. Young 2006: Smith 2007: Tebow 2008: Bradford 2009: McCoy 2010: Newton 2011: Griffin III 2012: Manziel 2013: Winston 2014: Mariota 2015: Watson 2016: Watson 2017: Mayfield

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Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winners

1987: McPherson 1988: Peete 1989: Rice 1990: Erickson 1991: Weldon 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Barker 1995: Frazier 1996: Wuerffel 1997: P. Manning 1998: McNown 1999: Redman 2000: Weinke 2001: Carr 2002: Palmer 2003: E. Manning 2004: White 2005: Leinart 2006: Quinn 2007: Ryan 2008: Harrell 2009: McCoy 2010: Tolzien 2011: Luck 2012: Klein 2013: McCarron 2014: Mariota 2015: Cook 2016: Watson 2017: Rudolph

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William V. Campbell Trophy winners

1990: Howard 1991: Culpepper 1992: Hansen 1993: Burns 1994: Zatechka 1995: Hoying 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Manning 1998: Stinchcomb 1999: Pennington 2000: Vanden Bosch 2001: Gonzalez 2002: Roberts 2003: Krenzel 2004: Muñoz 2005: Niswanger 2006: Leonard 2007: Griffin 2008: Mack 2009: Tebow 2010: Acho 2011: Rodriguez 2012: Jones 2013: Urschel 2014: Helton 2015: Darlington 2016: Terrell 2017: Kiser

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
1997 NFL draft selections

Chris Naeole Rob Kelly Jared Tomich Troy Davis Danny Wuerffel Keith Poole Nicky Savoie

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
starting quarterbacks

Gary Cuozzo (1967) Billy Kilmer (1967–1970) Karl Sweetan (1968) Ronnie Lee South (1968) Edd Hargett (1970–1971) Archie Manning
Archie Manning
(1971–1975, 1977–1981) Bobby Scott (1973–1974, 1976–1977, 1981) Larry Cipa (1974–1975) Bobby Douglass (1976–1977) Dave Wilson (1981, 1983–1986) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1982–1983) Guido Merkens (1982) Richard Todd (1984) Bobby Hebert (1985–1989, 1991–1992) John Fourcade (1987, 1989–1990) Steve Walsh (1990–1991, 1993) Wade Wilson (1993) Mike Buck (1993) Jim Everett
Jim Everett
(1994–1996) Doug Nussmeier
Doug Nussmeier
(1996–1997) Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler
(1997) Billy Joe Hobert (1997–1999) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(1997–1998) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(1998) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1998–1999) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(1999) Jeff Blake (2000) Aaron Brooks (2000–2005) Todd Bouman
Todd Bouman
(2005) Drew Brees
Drew Brees
(2006–present) Mark Brunell
Mark Brunell
(2009) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2015)

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Rhein Fire
Rhein Fire
starting quarterbacks

Gino Torretta (1995) Andy Kelly (1995–1996) Terry Dean (1996) T. J. Rubley (1997) Josh LaRocca (1997) Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
(1998) Jim Arellanes (1998–1999) Mike Cherry (1999) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(2000) Giovanni Carmazzi (2001) Phil Stambaugh (2001) Tee Martin (2002) Nick Rolovich
Nick Rolovich
(2003) Chad Hutchinson (2004) Greg Zolman (2004) Andy Hall (2005) Scott McBrien (2005) Drew Henson
Drew Henson
(2006) Timmy Chang (2006) Cody Pickett
Cody Pickett
(2007)

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Boston Braves / Boston Redskins / Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
starting quarterbacks

Hank Hughes (1932) Jim Musick (1933) Steve Hokuf (1934) Pug Rentner (1934–1935) Bill Shepherd (1935) Eddie Britt (1936) Ed Smith (1936) Sammy Baugh
Sammy Baugh
(1937–1952) Bill Hartman (1938) Frank Filchock (1938–1939, 1941, 1944) Jim German (1939) Roy Zimmerman (1942) George Cafego
George Cafego
(1943) Jim Youel (1946–1947) Jack Jacobs (1946) Tommy Mont
Tommy Mont
(1948) Harry Gilmer
Harry Gilmer
(1949–1951) Eddie LeBaron
Eddie LeBaron
(1952–1953, 1955–1959) Jack Scarbath (1953–1954) Al Dorow (1954–1956) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1955, 1958–1960) Eagle Day (1960) Norm Snead (1961–1963) Sonny Jurgensen
Sonny Jurgensen
(1964–1974) Dick Shiner (1965) Jim Ninowski (1968) Billy Kilmer (1971–1978) Randy Johnson (1975) Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann
(1976–1985) Mike Kruczek (1980) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1985–1987) Ed Rubbert (1987) Doug Williams (1987–1989) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1988–1993) Stan Humphries (1990) Jeff Rutledge (1990) Rich Gannon
Rich Gannon
(1993) Cary Conklin (1993) Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler
(1994–1995) John Friesz (1994) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(1994–1998) Jeff Hostetler
Jeff Hostetler
(1997) Trent Green
Trent Green
(1998) Brad Johnson (1999–2000) Jeff George (2000–2001) Tony Banks (2001) Shane Matthews (2002) Patrick Ramsey
Patrick Ramsey
(2002–2005) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(2002) Tim Hasselbeck (2003) Mark Brunell
Mark Brunell
(2004–2006) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2006–2009) Todd Collins (2007) Donovan McNabb
Donovan McNabb
(2010) Rex Grossman
Rex Grossman
(2010–2011) John Beck (2011) Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
(2012–2014) Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
(2012–present) Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
(2014)

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Division I Football Academic All-America
Academic All-America
Team Members of the Year

1991: Vardell 1992: Hansen 1993: Ruddy 1994: Zatechka 1995: Wuerffel 1996: Wuerffel 1997: Manning 1998: Stinchcomb 1999: Pennington 2000: Brees 2001: Johnson 2002: Kingsbury 2003: Krenzel 2004: Smith 2005: Hartigan 2006: Posluszny 2007: Cramer 2008: Tebow 2009: Tebow 2010: McElroy 2011: Luck 2012: Jones 2013: Ikard 2014: Zenner 2015: Wentz 2016: McCaffrey 2017: Walls

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Division I Academic All-America
Academic All-America
Team Members of the Year (all sports)

1987–88: M. Smith 1988–89: Martin 1989–90: Kessler 1990–91: Parker 1991–92: Vardell 1992–93: Hansen 1993–94: Erikson 1994–95: Lobo 1994–95: Zatechka 1995–96: Fuller 1996–97: Wuerffel 1997–98: Manning 1998–99: Stinchcomb 1999–2000: Pennington 2000–01: Riley 2001–02: Dales 2002–03: Kulikowski 2003–04: Okafor 2004–05: A. Smith 2005–06: Sinclair 2006–07: Pavan 2007–08: Pavan 2008–09: Rupp 2009–10: Schluntz 2010–11: Moore 2011–12: Pancake 2012–13: Jones 2013–14: Jacob 2014–15: Brown 2015–16: Wentz 2016–17: Gibson

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