Reporting Tim Kephart
NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – Multiple Heisman Memorial Trophy winners, including University of Miami’s Vinny Testaverde, were selected to be members of the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday.
A total of 12 players and two coaches were selected by the National Football Foundation to be enshrined in the Hall.
Former University of Florida Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel and Wisconsin Heisman winner Ron Dayne joined Testaverede at the top of the class. The 2013 class also rightfully put in two-time national champion quarterback Tommie Frazier of Nebraska into the College Hall.
The rest of the players to be inducted included: Ted Brown of North Carolina State; Tedy Bruschi of Arizona; Jerry Gray of Texas; Steve Meilinger of Kentucky; Orlando Pace of Ohio State; Rod Shoate of Oklahoma; Percy Snow of Michigan State; and Don Trull of Baylor.
The College Hall of Fame will also include coaches are Wayne Hardin who led Navy and Temple and Bill McCartney of Colorado.
Florida and Nebraska fans have been eagerly awaiting the inductions of their beloved quarterbacks for years. Wuerffel won the Heisman in 1996, when he led the Gators to the national championship, throwing for 3,625 yards and 39 touchdowns in coach Steve Spurrier’s Fun-n-Gun offense.
He finished with college career as one of the most prolific passers in major college football history with 10,875 and 114 touchdown passes.
Frazier was a four-year starter running coach Tom Osborne’s option attack, and helped the Huskers to national championships in 1994 and ’95. His tackling-breaking 75-yard touchdown run put an exclamation point on Nebraska’s 62-24 victory over Wuerffel and Florida in the 1996 Orange Bowl national title game.
Frazier finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1995 as a senior and finished his career with 5,476 total yards of offense and 79 total touchdowns.
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