Danny Wuerffel to guest blog for ONLY GATORS

By Adam Silverstein
August 27, 2010

With the Florida Gators 2010-11 football season set to begin on Sept. 4, ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive is making a concerted effort to provide our readers with additional perspective from someone who has plenty of experience inside the huddle at The Swamp. On Tuesday, former national champion and multiple award-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel agreed to join OGGOA as a guest blogger for the entire month of September.

There are four games scheduled for Florida next month – Sept. 4 vs. Miami (OH), Sept. 11 vs. South Florida, Sept. 18 at Tennessee and Sept. 25 vs. Kentucky – and Wuerffel will be contributing his post-game thoughts and keeping readers abreast about how he thinks the team performed each Monday following the Gators game.

The 1996 winner of the Heisman Trophy, Johnny Unitas Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, NCAA QB of the Year Award, Draddy Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award (also 1995), Wuerffel has a unique perspective as a four-year player at Florida who passed for 10,875 yards and 114 touchdowns in his Florida career.

A first-team All-America selection in 1995 and 1996, many of Wuerffel’s numbers remain the best in Southeastern Conference history and the second-best in national history. In 1995, his efficiency of 178.4 set a single-season collegiate record, and in his Heisman year of 1996, his 3,625 yards (SEC record), 39 TDs (led nation, SEC record) and efficiency rating of 170.6 made him the first QB to ever post a rating of 170 or more in back-to-back years. Wuerffel led the Gators in passing in each of his four seasons (1993-96) and still holds Florida records for most career passing touchdowns and most passing touchdowns in a season (in which he also holds second place). In fact, one out of every 9.74 passes Wuerffel threw in his career would be scored for a touchdown.

Enshrined in the team’s Ring of Honor in 2006 and set to be immortalized in a statue outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 2010, Wuerffel is now the executive director of Desire Street Ministries, which works to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development.

Keep a look out for his contributions exclusively here on OGGOA as the season begins!

OGGOA RELATED: Exclusive interview with Danny Wuerffel

18 Comments

  1. brlgator says:

    WOW Adam congrats. Thats a huge “get” for oggoa and a testament to the fine work you ve put in to make this the best gator blog around AND you have done it in less then a year.

  2. Anniversary is Oct. 1. Thanks.

  3. npgator says:

    Really it has only been less than a year? I thought that when I discovered this site it had been here for years. Great work Adam!

  4. Laney says:

    That is super exciting! I can’t wait to read his posts!

  5. vrobles41 says:

    Great addition Adam!

  6. Evan says:

    Only a year? Dang, amazing Adam, simply amazing

  7. Dude says:

    Big addition for the blog.

  8. 305gator says:

    great job!

  9. BosGator says:

    Wow! Good get! Look forward to hearing his analysis & perspective next month!

  10. Daniel M. says:

    Ka-CHING !!

  11. Fish-Gator-59 says:

    Awesome!

    Adam, will Danny be able to answer any posted comments?

  12. Joe Goodman says:

    Great job, Adam!

  13. Fish- I can ask. Not sure if he will have time, but maybe I can sneak a few in the following week.

  14. Joey says:

    GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ITS GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR

  15. Danielle says:

    All he needs to write on Sept 25 is “Doering’s got a touchdown!” – Best. Kentucky moment. ever.

  16. JayV says:

    Holy crap. As if I didn’t already spend enough time on this blog! Awesome!

  17. Fish-Gator-59 says:

    I’m pumped!

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