Nearly 27 years after becoming the University of Miamis first Heisman Trophy winner, Vinny Testaverde is a Hall of Famer.
Testaverde, the 1986 Heisman recipient, is among 14 former players and coaches who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December it was announced Monday. The remaining members of the class will be revealed Tuesday.
He becomes the seventh former Hurricanes player to enter the Hall joining defensive back Bennie Blades (2006), fullback Don Bosseler (90), linebacker Ted Hendricks (87), defensive tackle Russell Maryland (11) and quarterbacks Gino Torretta (09) and Arnold Tucker (08). Former UM coaches Jack Harding (80), Andy Gustafson (85) and Jimmy Johnson (12) also have been inducted.
Testaverde was a redshirt on Miamis 1983 national championship team before going 23-3 as a starter and directing the Hurricanes to three straight bowl games. His Canes lost Penn State in the 87 Fiesta Bowl, which decided that seasons national champion.