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Former Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman winner, announced the 2013 finalists Monday night.

Monday December 9, 2013Wuerffel Announces 2013 Heisman Finalists on ESPN

Former Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman winner, announced the 2013 finalists Monday night.

Scott Carter
By SCOTT CARTER
GatorZone.com Senior Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Former Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel is in New York this week to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

As part of his stay in the Big Apple, Wuerffel played a big role Monday night in this year's Heisman race on ESPN: he announced the six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy. The finalists will be in New York on Saturday night for the 79th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation.

Here is ESPN’s latest “Tracking the Candidates” chart.

Wuerffel appeared on “SportsCenter” Monday evening to announce the finalists from the ESPN bus outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Seventeen years ago Wuerffel claimed the award as a UF senior, becoming the school’s second Heisman Trophy winner. His coach at the time, Steve Spurrier, was the first Gator to win the award.

On Tuesday morning Wuerffel is participating in a press conference in New York for the 14 newest members of the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner is Tuesday night, where the Hall of Fame ring ceremony is held.

Wuerffel is part of a class that also includes former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, former Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde, linebacker Tedy Bruschi from Arizona and Ohio State offensive lineman Orlando Pace, a former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

For a complete list of the 2013 Hall of Fame Class and bios, click this link from the National Football Foundation.

 

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