1996 Heisman Trophy Winner
Now with Desire Street Ministries
The son of an Air Force Chaplain, Danny grew up living all over the country and three years in Spain. He graduated as valedictorian of Fort Walton Beach High School in Florida, where as quarterback, he led his football team to the state championship.
His football career continued at the University of Florida, leading the Gators to four SEC championships and a national title. Besides graduating with High Honors and a BA degree in Public Relations, Danny won the 1996 Heisman trophy, and the William V. Campbell Award (formerly known as the Draddy award) for the nation’s top student-athlete. In all, he set 17 NCAA and Univ. of FL football records.
He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1997, where he first learned of Desire Street Ministries. After playing
for the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins, Danny retired from pro-ball to work full-time for DSM.
He has written one book, “Danny Wuerffel’s Tales from the Gator Swamp: Reflections of Faith and Football,” and is working on a second. He and his wife Jessica have two sons, Jonah and Joshua, and a daughter, Macy