Vinny Testaverde won election to the College Football Hall of Fame following a career that included a Heisman Trophy.
The 49-year-old former University of Miami quarterback was the first of 12 players and two coaches to be named to the Hall by the National Football Foundation, the organization said in a news release yesterday. The others will be announced today.
Testaverde was a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior during the 1986 college football season. He also won the Heisman, given to the sport’s top player, and finished his college career with a 23-3 record as a starter, passing for more than 6,000 yards while throwing 48 touchdown passes. Testaverde was the No. 1 overall selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL draft, starting a pro career that ended in 2007.
The 2013 Hall class will be inducted at the National Football Foundation’s 56th annual awards dinner on Dec. 10 in New York.
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