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Vinny Testaverde elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Vinny Testaverde

Ahead of the complete list of honorees being announced Tuesday morning, the name of one member of the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 has been released.

On ESPN Monday afternoon and in a subsequent National Football Foundation release, it was announced that former Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde has been elected to the Hall of Fame.

As a senior with the Hurricanes in 1986, Testaverde was a unanimous All-American and won the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and UPI Player of the Year awards.  Per the release, he finished his collegiate career with more than 6,000 passing yards and 48 touchdown passes, and he still ranks in the top five in virtually every passing category in school history.

Testaverde was a redshirt on Miami’s 1983 national championship team and would go on to a 23-3 mark as a starter.

According to the school, the Elmont, NY, native will become sixth Miami Hurricane player/coach the last eight years and 10th overall to be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame – Bennie Blades (2006), Don Bosseler (1990), Andy Gustafson (1985), Jack Harding (1980), Ted Hendricks (1987), Jimmy Johnson (2012), Russell Maryland (2011), Gino Torretta (2009) and Arnold Tucker (2008).

The full class of 12 players and two coaches will be announced tomorrow and if Tommie Frazier isn’t one of the former then slap an “Out of Business” sign on the place.

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7 Responses to “Vinny Testaverde elected to College Football Hall of Fame”
  1. manik56 says: May 6, 2013 4:09 PM

    Sporting News/SI (whatever that relationship is) says Frazier is in. He was a better college QB than Tebow. A missed FG from three straight NCs. At the same time it is worth mentioning he didn’t have to play Ki-Jana’s Nittany Lions in ’94…and people bash the BCS.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: May 6, 2013 4:12 PM

    How many NFL teams did Testaverde play for? Seems like he played for half the league and over 20 years…

  3. jbones77 says: May 6, 2013 4:51 PM

    Seems odd that Gino Torreta got in before Vinny.

  4. queenlivekillers says: May 6, 2013 6:10 PM

    The CFHOF IS out of business. The Hall closed it’s South Bend building and is supposed to re-open in Atlanta.

  5. irishdodger says: May 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    Derek Thomas & Tommie Frazier are both no-brainers.

  6. thegonz13 says: May 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    Gino Toretta is in a Hall of Fame??????????

  7. fourthandgoalfoundation says: May 7, 2013 10:37 AM

    Reblogged this on Fourth and Goal Unites and commented:
    Congrats to 21-year NFL veteran Vinny Testaverde, elected to College Football Hall of Fame.

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