On Tuesday night in Centennial Olympic Park, Danny Wuerffel and Tommie Frazier were inducted in the college football Hall of Fame. The two former quarterbacks joined ten other players and two coaches as well. The former quarterbacks at Nebraska and Florida played against each other in the Fiesta Bowl with Nebraska winning a lopsided game to cap an undefeated with a national championship season.
Frazier led the Cornhuskers to consecutive undefeated seasons in 1994-95. He also finished second in the Heisman trophy voting as a senior too. Wuerffel won the Heisman trophy in 1996 and led the Gators to the national title that year as well. Wuerffel completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 10,875 yards with 114 touchdowns and 42 interceptions during his career in Gainesville. He started in 36 of his 46 career games.
The College Football Hall of Fame recently relocated from South Bend, Indiana to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The Georgia capital is also the annual host of the SEC title game in December and hosts the Peach Bowl as well. The new location opened earlier this year in August, and the upcoming induction will be the first
Wuerffel and Frazier will be joined by an esteemed list of inductees, a list that includes: tailback Ted Brown of North Carolina State, offensive tackle Orlando Pace from Ohio State, defensive end Tedy Bruschi from Arizona, Texas defensive back Jerry Gray, Oklahoma linebacker Rod Shoate, Michigan State linebacker Percy Snow, Baylor quarterback Don Trull, Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne, Miami (FL) quarterback Vinny Testaverde and Kentucky’s Steve Mellinger, who played both offense and defense under coach Bear Bryant are also inductees. The two coaches being inducted are Bill McCartney from Colorado and Wayne Hardin, who coached both Navy and Temple.
*Section photo credit to Porter Binks, USA Today Sports; Featured Photo (above) credit to David Longstreath, Associated Press