Wuerffel Working to Help His Prep Alma Mater

By: Ted Williams Email
By: Ted Williams Email

Destin, Fl-- This past weekend former Florida Heisman Winner Danny Wuerffel was in town helping out his Alma Mater, Fort Walton Beach.

He currently works for Desire Street Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia where he helps the underprivileged.

And now, Wuerffel wants to come back and help where his football career began, Fort Walton Beach High School.

"Well I'm excited to get the chance to be a part of an event here that helps the Fort Walton Beach Football Program. Honestly, I was the beneficiary of a lot of other people's hard work for years and years ago and that was instrumental in my life. So, it's fun to be out here it's a beautiful day and it's amazing how well it's doing for a first year tournament"

Fort Walton Beach Touchdown Club President Brian LoCicero was thrilled to have the former Viking on hand and bring some much needed assistance to the program,

"The football club helps out with everything that we need to support our football team. Since the budget cuts and stuff have been so big we have to furnish new helmets and we have to pay for trips and buses so this comes directly out of our Touchdown Club funding."

Something that Danny has realized in his later years,

"For me at the time when you're going through something you don't always have an understanding of all the people that have contributed to make it possible and so I just realized now more and more how many people in the Fort Walton Community just worked so hard to make it possible for me to be a player."

Hard work, that I'm sure anybody in the Fort Walton Beach community would do again, for just a chance to see number 12 run back on to the field.

Danny will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December alongside the likes of Tedy Bruschi and Vinnie Testaverde.

The Fort Walton Beach Touchdown Club has already confirmed there will be another "Danny Cup" in 2014.


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