Posted: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013
By Jason Lieser
Many found it stunning that former Florida QB Danny Wuerffel was not inducted into the college football Hall of Fame last year, his first time eligible. The voters got him in this year, though, as one of 14 new inductees. He will be enshrined in December.
“I couldn’t be happier to hear that Danny has been selected as an inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement released by the University Athletic Association. “To say it is a deserving honor would be an understatement. He is one of the best ever to put on a Gator uniform and will be always remembered as such.
“He will be remembered just as much, if not more, for the type of individual he is — he is truly a great person. We are proud of him and look forward to celebrating this honor with him and the entire Gator Nation.”
Wuerffel played for the Gators from 1993 through ’96 and led them to the 1996 national championship, the first in program history. He also won the Heisman Trophy that season.
With him at quarterback, Florida won four straight SEC titles. He threw for 10,875 yards and 114 touchdowns
Nine Gators currently are in the Hall of Fame:
DE Dale Van Sickel (1927-29)
QB Steve Spurrier (1964-66)
DE Jack Youngblood (1968-70)
RB Emmitt Smith (1987-89)
LB Wilber Marshall (1980-83)
WR Carlos Alvarez (1969-71)
Coach Charles Bachman (1928-32)
Coach Ray Graves (1960-69)
Coach Doug Dickey (1970-78)