Wureffel Named 2013 College Football Hall of Famer

Undated----Among other accolades, you can now refer to Danny Wuerrfel as a college football Hall of Famer.

Wuerffel elected to the College Football Hall of Fame 2013 class with 13 other players, that announcement coming Tuesday in New York.

Without a doubt one of the finest student athletes the panhandle's ever produced Wuerffel, the Fort Walton Beach alum, went to be the star quarterback for Steve Spurrier's Fun-n-Gun offense in the mid 90's.

He guided Florida to an undefeated 95 season, that team losing the national title game to Nebraska. Then in 96, he and the Gators avenged their only regular season loss by beating FSU in the Sugar Bowl, winning Florida's first national championship.

Danny won the Heisman that season as well, the second of three UF quarterbacks to win it, Spurrier before him, Tebow after.

When he left Florida, Wuerrfel ranked second in Division-I history in td passes with 114 and was fifth in passing yards with 10,875.

Danny's the seventh Florida player to be named to the College Football Hall of Fame, he'll be officially inducted December 10th.

Tuesday Wuerffel spoke about this honor saying "When I think about it I get connected with the emotions of playing college football, of playing for coach Spurrier, and playing with my teammates and being at the University of Florida. And the relationships around that. And I'm so grateful. You know obviously when you look at a list like this, a lot of God-given talent, worked really hard. But all of us should know for this to happen there's so many countless other people that played a part in this story for us."

Wuerffel went on to say "I'm thankful for what college football has meant in my life ... and how it allowed me to help other people," said Wuerffel, who appeared at a news conference with Bruschi at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in Times Square.

The other members of the 2013 class who will be inducted with Danny on December 10th are two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, Heisman winner Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, Heisman winner Vinny Testaverde of Miami, Ted Brown of North Carolina State, Tedy Bruschi of Arizona, Jerry Gray of Texas, Steve Meilinger of Kentucky, Orlando Pace of Ohio State, Rod Shoate of Oklahoma, Percy Snow of Michigan State and Don Trull of Baylor.