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Tampa's Vincent Testaverde leaving Miami Hurricanes

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Published Aug. 24, 2017

Former Jesuit High quarterback Vincent Testaverde is leaving the Miami Hurricanes, the program announced Thursday morning.

"Vincent approached me this morning and indicated that he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program," coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "We wish him all the best in his future plans."
Testaverde is the son of Vinny Testaverde, the Miami legend who won the 1986 Heisman Trophy before becoming the Bucs' No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.

The younger Testaverde began his college career at Texas Tech, where he appeared in one game as a true freshman during the 2014 season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound redshirt junior transferred to the Hurricanes after that but didn't appear in a game.

His exit comes two days after Richt named Malik Rosier the starting quarterback, ahead of Jefferson High product Cade Weldon (among others).

At Jesuit, Testaverde helped his team reach the Class 5A region semifinal during a nine-touchdown senior season.