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Danny Wuerffel

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27, 1974
Pensacola, FL
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27, 1974 (age 48)
Pensacola, FL


Former professional American football player who is best known for his tenure as the quarterback for the University of Florida football team. He played for the Gators between 1993 and 1996. In 1996, as a senior, he won the Heisman Trophy as the nation's most outstanding college football player.

Before Fame

He attended Fort Walton Beach High School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He graduated as a four year scholar athlete in basketball and football as the valedictorian of his class. He went on to graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in public relations.


He was selected in the 4th Round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played for them for 3 seasons, from 1997 to 1999. He then had one-year stints with the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Washington Redskins. His retirement came at the conclusion of the 2002 season.

Family Life

He was born in Pensacola, Florida. His father was an Air Force minister, thus traveling with the family all over the world.

Associated With

In 2006, he was inducted into the Florida Gators' Ring of Honor alongside his former coach Steve Spurrier. Also inducted were fellow former players Emmitt Smith and Jack Youngblood.