Florida’s Heisman Trophy-winning QB to speak at Atlanta sports banquet

Before Tebow. Danny Wuerffel was the Hiesman Trophy-toting QB from Florida (AJC file)

Before Tebow, Danny Wuerffel was the Heisman Trophy-toting QB from Florida (AJC file)

Before there was “Tebow,” there was “Danny.”

Danny Wuerffel, who won the Heisman Trophy as Florida’s quarterback in 1996, has been announced as the guest speaker for the Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta banquet on April 15 at the Cobb Galleria. The banquet honors high schools athletes who combine sports, scholastics and character.

Back to Wuerrfel: He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1997 draft by New Orleans Saints, and played parts of five NFL seasons before retiring.

While we’re on the topic, who do you think will get drafted higher — Tebow or Wuerffel? Who do you think will have longer NFL careers out of the two? Please post below.

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March 8th, 2010
10:22 am

You UGA fans remember Danny don’t you?? No, he didn’t sign any $40 Mil contract with the Detroit Lions but what he did to the Bulldawgs in his career was…Priceless.

Dawg 3/20

April 11th, 2010
1:50 pm

High draft picks mean nothing to me, Danny, Chris, and Tim brought home titles to Gator Nation! Thanks guys