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Former Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

GAINESVILLE — Danny Wuerffel, the former Florida Heisman Trophy winner who led the Gators to their first football national championship, is among 76 players on the 2012 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced Tuesday.

The Hall of Fame class will be announced on May 15, and those selected will be inducted at the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4. Wuerffel was the Gators' quarterback from 1993-96.

If selected, Wuerffel would be the second Gator in as many years to be elected into the College Hall of Fame. Former Florida wide receiver Carlos Alvarez was inducted in 2011.

Former Miami quarterbacks Georgia Mira (1961-63) and Vinny Testaverde (1982, 84-86) are the only other candidates from Florida schools on the ballot.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Former Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel on College Football Hall of Fame ballot 02/28/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:00pm]
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