7 Days to Gator Football – #7 Danny Wuerffel (’92-’96)

Daniel Carl Wuerffel was born in my favorite city, Pensacola, Florida, as the son of a minister and Air Force chaplain. At Fort Walton Beach High School, he won the Florida 4A state championship right there at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium over the highly touted, perennial power St. Thomas Aquinas. As quarterback for the Florida Gators under Steve Spurrier, Danny become one of the most highly decorated players in Gator history. He won the 1996 Heisman Trophy, the 1996 Bowl Alliance National Championship, four consecutive SEC titles from 1993 to 1996, the Draddy Trophy, 1st-team Academic All-American ’95 and ’96, 1st-team All-American ’95, consensus All-American ’96, Sammy Baugh Trophy winner ’95, Davey O’Brien Award winner ’95 and ’96, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Award winner ’96, NCAA Quarterback of the Year ’96, team MVP ’95 and ’96, Gainesville Sun’s UF Team of the Century ’99, and Florida Gator’s 100th Anniversary Team ’06. He finished his career 708/1,170 for 10,875 yards, 114 touchdown passes, 163.56 passer rating, and 9.74 touchdown percentage. Most of those stats were SEC or NCAA records at one time. Danny was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Association Hall of Fame as a Gator Great in 2006.

Danny Wuerffel High School Championship

Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT
1993 159 273 58.2 2230 22 10
1994 132 212 62.3 1754 18 9
1995 210 325 64.6 3266 35 10
1996 207 360 57.5 3625 39 13
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