17-member class announced for college Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Three Heisman Trophy winners -- Ron Dayne, Vinny Testaverde and Danny Wuerffel -- head a 17-person class for induction into the college football Hall of Fame.

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4 Heisman Trophy winners on hall ballot

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Heisman Trophy winners Eric Crouch, Ron Dayne, Vinny Testaverde and Danny Wuerffel are among the 77 players on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Vinny Testaverde sued by agent over fees

Vinny Testaverde sued by agent over fees

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde's Florida agent alleges the former star NFL quarterback has stiffed him on fees he says he is owed for his financial advice.

Carolina QB Vinny Testaverde to retire

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Carolina quarterback Vinny Testaverde says he will retire after the Panthers' season-finale Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Testaverde probable Sunday against Seattle

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Vinny Testaverde likely will not start Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks because of an undisclosed injury.

NFL: Carolina 31, San Francisco 14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde's two touchdown passes led the Carolina Panthers past the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 Sunday.

Vinny Testaverde returns to practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde Wednesday returned to the Carolina Panthers' practice field and could start this weekend's game against Atlanta.

Testaverde to start for Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde, who first played in the NFL in 1987, was made the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

20-year vet Testaverde to join Panthers

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde signed a contract Wednesday to play for the Carolina Panthers.

Patriots sign veteran QB Testaverde

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots announced Tuesday they signed 43-year-old quarterback Vinny Testaverde.

Testaverde named Jets' starting QB

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Veteran Vinny Testaverde Wednesday was named starting quarterback of the New York Jets for Sunday's contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Testaverde returning to New York Jets

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde, a 41-year-old quarterback, is rejoining the New York Jets as a backup.

NFL: Dallas 31, Detroit 21

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ageless Vinny Testaverde passed for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Dallas 21, Washington 18

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 21-18 Monday night.
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Vinny Testaverde
Former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde arrives at the Bob Hope Classic at PGA West in La Quinta, California on January 23, 2010. The tournament teams professional and amateur golfers with celebrities and has been raising money for a variety of charities since 1960. (UPI/David Silpa)

Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former American football quarterback who last played for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Testaverde has previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and the New England Patriots. He has twice appeared in an AFC Championship game. (1998 with the Jets, and 2006 with the Patriots) Testaverde holds the NFL record for having thrown a touchdown pass in 21 consecutive seasons. Testaverde also holds the record for most losses by a starting quarterback with 123. In addition, he holds the NFL record for throwing touchdown passes to 70 different players. Also, he holds the second highest completion percentage in a single game during the regular season (at least 20 attempts) at 91.3% (21/23), in 1993 vs. the LA Rams (Kurt Warner is the first, with 24/26 for 92.3%). As a University of Miami quarterback, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1986.

While living in Elmont, New York, on Long Island, Testaverde went to school in Floral Park, and then Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia for a post graduate year and then accepted a football scholarship to University of Miami, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1986 on his way to becoming the Hurricanes' all-time leader in career touchdown passes with 48. He played in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl against Penn State for the 1986 national championship, a game in which the Miami Hurricanes were heavily favored, but went on to lose 14-10 after Testaverde threw five interceptions. Testaverde played an important part in the University of Miami's ascendance as one of the top collegiate football programs of the 1980s and 1990s. Along with Jim Kelly and Bernie Kosar, Testaverde is considered part of the University of Miami's quarterback dynasty.

Testaverde was the first overall draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL draft. He has played in two Pro Bowls (in 1996 with the Baltimore Ravens and 1998 with the New York Jets) in twenty one seasons in the NFL.

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