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Former Gator Danny Wuerffel on College Hall of Fame ballot again



Former Gator and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel is among 77 players who are on the ballot for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. This is Wuerffel's second time being placed on the ballot.

The Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on May 7.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.  Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the age of 70, there is no waiting period. If he is over the age of 75, he is eligible as an active coach.  In both cases, the candidate’s post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.

In 1996 Wuerffel won the Heisman Trophy, NFF Campbell Trophy, Walter Camp, Maxwell, and consecutive Davey O’Brien awards. He was a two-time SEC Player of the Year who led Gators to the 1996 National Championship and four SEC championships.

Of the 4.92 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on November 6, 1869, only 918 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than .0002 percent of those who have played the game during the past 144 years. From the coaching ranks, 200 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

The full list of College Football Hall of Fame candidates.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 1:18pm]


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