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Danny Wuerffel


Daniel Carl Wuerffel

Inducted 2013

Date of Birth



Pensacola, FL


University of Florida (1993-1996)


The first player in history to win the Heisman as well as the NFF’s William V. Campbell Trophy, Danny Wuerffel dominated the college football landscape both athletically and academically during his senior season. A two-time first-team All-America, Wuerffel claimed the 1996 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Unitas Golden Arm and the Sammy Baugh Trophy. The two-time SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-SEC selection posted a 45-6-1 career mark, leading the Gators to the 1996 National Championship. Wuerffel finished his career with nearly 11,000 passing yards and 33 school records, taking Florida to bowl games in each of his four seasons under coach Steve Spurrier. In addition to the 1996 Campbell Trophy, Wuerffel was named a two-time Academic All-American and two-time Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He became the first winner of the Campbell Trophy to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. The Ft. Walton, Fla., native was drafted in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by New Orleans, and spent six season in the league with the Saints, Packers, Bears and Redskins. Wuerffel became executive director of Desire Street Ministries after Hurricane Katrina, leading the organization’s various community outreach activities. He was a presidential appointee to the White House Council for Service and Civic Participation, a member of the Board of Directors for Professional Athletes Outreach; and a national spokesman for Caps Kids. As the quintessential student-athlete and humanitarian, the All Sports Association established the Wuerffel Trophy in 2005, which recognizes a college football player for his exemplary community service.


Height 6'2

Weight 209

Career Highlights

  • 1996 Academic All-America
  • 1996 All-Conference
  • 1996 Campbell Award Winner
  • 1996 Conference MVP
  • 1996 Consensus All-America
  • 1996 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1996 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1996 NCAA Post Graduate Scholar
  • 1996 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1996 O' Brien Award Winner
  • 1996 Walter Camp Award Winner
  • 1995 Academic All-America
  • 1995 Conference MVP
  • 1995 First Team All-America
  • 1995 Heisman - Third
  • 1995 Led nation in passing
  • 1995 O'Brien Award Winner
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