Danny Wuerffel 1996 Heisman Trophy Winner
While playing four seasons for UF, Danny Wuerffel led the Gators to 4 SEC titles and a 1996 National Title
Danny Wuerffel - A Champion On and Off the Field
Not only was the 1996 Heisman winner the best on the field, but he was the top performer in the classroom as well.
Wuerffel's 1996 Heisman Season
Saving His Best For Last
After already having led the Gators to SEC championships in 1993, 94
and 95, Wuerffel took his game and the University of Florida football
program to new heights in 1996.
While leading Florida to an 11-1 record, the senior QB completed 207 of
360 passes for 3,625 yards and an SEC all-time best 39 TD passes.
Season highlights included:
•Out dueling Peyton Manning and Tennessee in a week 3 showdown as Florida beat the No. 2 ranked Vols 35-29.
•Directing the offense through a Blizkrieg of opponents in weeks 3- 7 as Florida beat UK 65-0, Arkansas 42-7, No. 12 LSU 56-13, No. 16 Auburn 51-10 and UGA 47-7.
•Leading UF past Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
•Beating FSU 52-20 in the BCS Championship game to secure Florida's first national championship in the program's history.
•Earned a 170.6 Quarterback rating and became the first quarterback to achieve a 170+ rating two seasons in a row.
Wuerffel Joins the
College Football Hall of Fame
Former Gator quarterback Danny Wuerffel joined another elite team in May 2013 when he was elected as a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Along with winning a national championship while leading the Gators offense, Wuerffel set NCAA career passing records with 10,875 passing yards and 114 TD passes.
"I'm thankful for what college football has meant in my life ... and how it allowed me to help other people," said Wuerffel, who appeared at a news conference following the announcement of his election to the Hall.