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Encyclopedia > Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
Date of birth May 27, 1974
Place of birth Flag of United States Pensacola, Florida
Position(s) Quarterback
College Florida
NFL Draft 1997 / Round 4/ Pick 99
Career Highlights
Awards 1996 Heisman Trophy
1996 Maxwell Award
1996 Walter Camp Award
1996 Johnny Unitas Award
1996 Davey O'Brien Award
1995 Davey O'Brien Award
Stats
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Chicago Bears
Washington Redskins

Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. He later played for several NFL teams, retiring in 2002. May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of Pensacola (top left) in Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia  - Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 39. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is an all GAY MENS ACADEMY with popular majors including sodomy and other general homoerotic studiespublic land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1997 NFL Draft Categories: | ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of football, is given annually to the College football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors. ... The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nations outstanding senior quarterback in college football. ... The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Year Founded 1995 Home Field LTU Arena City Düsseldorf, Germany Team Colors Maroon, Black, Gold and White Head Coach Jim Tomsula Championships 2 (1998, 2000) The Rhein Fire is a franchise in NFL Europe, formerly the World League of American Football. Established in Germany in 1995, depending on your... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location of Pensacola (top left) in Florida Country United States State Florida County Escambia  - Mayor John Fogg Area    - City 39. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is an all GAY MENS ACADEMY with popular majors including sodomy and other general homoerotic studiespublic land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... In sports, a coach is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Steven Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and current the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


Wuerffel is a devout Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church in America, and known for his character both on and off the field. Since retiring from football, he has been engaged in charitable work in New Orleans. Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ... The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a Protestant denomination, the second largest Presbyterian church body in the United States after the Presbyterian Church (USA). ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ...

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Early life

Wuerffel is a military brat being the son of an United States Air Force chaplain. He grew up in the Sherman, Texas area and attended Fort Walton Beach High School and was a standout in football and baseball. In football, he lead the Vikings to an undefeated season as a senior while winning the Florida AAAA state football championship in 1991. His coach, Jimmy Ray Stephens, became responsible for protecting Wuerffel on the field after being hired as the offensive line coach at Florida. His teammate and friend, wide receiver E.G. Green, would go on to star at Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden. Military brat (or simply brat) is a term for someone who grew up while their parent or parents serve or served in the armed forces. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. ... Fort Walton Beach High School is located in the center of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[4] is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the winningest coach in in NCAA Division I-A football history with 366 career wins. ...


College

Wuerffel attended the University of Florida and was a good student and a good athlete. As a football player, he led his team, the Florida Gators to four consecutive Southeastern Conference titles between 1993 and 1996, and the 1996 National Championship in decisive fashion (52-20) over archrival Florida State University at the 1997 Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is an all GAY MENS ACADEMY with popular majors including sodomy and other general homoerotic studiespublic land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Main Florida Gators Logo. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[4] is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual college football (American football) bowl game played in New Orleans, Louisiana, usually on January 1. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ...


Wuerffel broke most quarterback records at the University of Florida and many in the NCAA during his career at UF. He was the first college athlete to win the Heisman and Draddy (for the NCAA student-athlete of the year) trophies in a single season (1996). The Draddy Trophy is a trophy given to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. ...


Known for clamping his hands together after throwing touchdowns, Wuerffel made his religious faith known throughout his college career.


Career stats at Florida

Most Pass Attempts

  • Career : 1,170
  • Season : 360 (1996)
  • Game : 50 (1993) at Auburn

Most Pass Completions

  • Career : 708
  • Season : 210 (1995)
  • Game : 29 (1995) vs. Tennessee

Most Pass Yards

  • Career : 10,875
  • Season : 3,625 (1996)
  • Game : 462 (1996) vs. Arkansas

NFL

His National Football League career was significantly less successful, due in large measure to his lack of height and his tendency to throw the ball rather softly by professional standards. After playing seven seasons in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Washington Redskins, Danny retired. One highlight of his professional career was winning the MVP award in World Bowl 2000 while playing for Rhein Fire in NFL Europe (the match was won by Fire 13-10 over the Scottish Claymores). The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... Year Founded 1995 Home Field LTU Arena City Düsseldorf, Germany Team Colors Maroon, Black, Gold and White Head Coach Jim Tomsula Championships 2 (1998, 2000) The Rhein Fire is a franchise in NFL Europe, formerly the World League of American Football. Established in Germany in 1995, depending on your... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1995 Year Retired 2004 City Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland Team Colors Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Silver, and White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 43-57-0 Postseason: 1-1 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl IV (1996) The Scottish Claymores (Scotland in box scores) were an...


Life after the NFL

Wuerffel began work at Desire Street Ministries, a non-profit faith-based organization focusing on spiritual and community development in one of the poorest areas of New Orleans. He also speaks to college groups, such as the University of Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2004 Wuerffel co-authored a book called Tales from the Gator Swamp, in which he covers his college football career at Florida. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is an all GAY MENS ACADEMY with popular majors including sodomy and other general homoerotic studiespublic land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Mission The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956. ...


For his exemplary achievements on and off the field, the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach created the Wuerffel Trophy in his honor in 2005. It is to be awarded annually to the athlete who best exemplifies the character and play on the field that Wuerffel achieved. [1]. He also has a major street in Destin named after him: Danny Wuerffel Way. The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. ...


Hurricane Katrina destroyed Wuerffel's home and Desire Street Ministries. He has made national news with his calls to action and plans to rebuild Desire Street Ministries and New Orleans. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


On September 30, 2006, Wuerffel was inducted into the Gator Football Ring of Honor alongside his former coach Steve Spurrier and two other Gator legends: Jack Youngblood and Emmitt Smith. The Gator Football Ring of Honor is a ring on the displayed on the North Endzone façade of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium displaying the names of the players and coaches who have contributed greatly to the Florida Gators football team. ... Steven Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and current the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950, Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ...

Preceded by
Terry Dean
Florida Gator Quarterbacks
(1993-1996)
Succeeded by
Doug Johnson
Preceded by
Eddie George
Heisman Trophy Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Charles Woodson

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Danny Wuerffel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (573 words)
Danny Carl Wuerffel (born May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under modern-day legendary coach Steve Spurrier.
Wuerffel is a devout Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church in America, and known for his character both on and off the field.
Wuerffel is the son of an Air Force chaplain.
DannyWuerffel (4323 words)
Danny Wuerffel lead the University of Florida to their first National Championship back in 1996.
Danny also ended up winning the Heisman Trophy that year, which is the biggest honor in college football.
Danny Wuerffel is now retired from the NFL and working with Desire Street in New Orleans, Louisiana as a director of development.
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