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Danny Wuerffel Biography


Facts of Danny Wuerffel Biography

OccupationFormer Football Player, Business man
Spouse1) Jessica Wuerffel
Education1) Fort Walton Beach High School 2) University of Florida
Place of birthFort Walton Beach, Florida, the United States

Danny Wuerffel is a former professional American football player who is best known for winning the 1996 Heisman Trophy and national football championship. As a quarterback, he first played professionally for American football team, New Orleans Saint. 


Similarly, he was an MVP of the eight championship game of the NFL Europe League, World Bowl 2000. Danny Wuerffel is a married man to his long-term girlfriend, Jessica Wuerffel in 1999. 

Danny Wuerffel Early Life and Education

Danny Carl Wuerffel was born on 27th May 1974, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is a son Jon Wuerffel, the father and Lola Wuerffel, mother. Danny is American by his nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

Danny is a graduate student at Fort Walton Beach High School. Similarly, he was a standout high school football and basketball player. Nevertheless, the talented Danny chose football as his professional career and gave continuity to it.

Following his football passion, Danny got the football scholarship to attend the University of Florida. At that point, he played for the head coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators Football team for three years. There, he was one of the leading players of the team.

[ CAPTION: Danny Wuerffel in 1996 ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

Likewise, at that time his skill was appreciated by the thousands of fans. He received several awards for his incredible quarterback skills as well. Some of his awards are listed below.

  • 4 SEC Champion- 1993-1996
  • Sammy Baugh Trophy- 1995
  • Heisman Trophy- 1996
  • Maxwell Award- 1996
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award- 1996
  • Walter Camp Award- 1996
  • Draddy Trophy- 1996
  • Sporting News Player of the year- 1996

Youtube: Danny Wuerffel, winner of 1996 Heisman Trophy.

Danny Wuerffel Football Career

Danny made his professional football career debut with the American Football team, New Orleans Saints after he got selected in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. In that respect, he played for three seasons and joined the team, Rhein Fire in 2000. Subsequently, in the same year, he joined Green Bay Packers, then a year later Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

Danny gained a huge appreciation from his admirers during his college time. However, he could not keep up his game play in professional football and did not stay in the team for a long time. Because Danny did not fit in much, he retired in February 2004 from the professional football.

After that, Danny started working for a non-profit organization, Desire Street Ministries.

Instagram: Danny and his squad of non-profit organization, Desire Street Ministries.

Correspondingly, in his honor, All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach created the Wuerffel Trophy in 2005 and Emerald Bay Country Club hosted the 1st Annual Danny Wuerffel Golf Classic named Danny Cup.

Danny Wuerffel Married, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Affairs

Aged 43, Danny Wuerffel is a married man. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend named, Jessica Wuerffel on 26th June 1999. The husband and wife have been together for almost 18 years but till the date, the couple has not expected for the child.

[ CAPTION: Danny and Jessica Wuerffel. ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

The couple seems to be living a happy life together. Up to now, there has not been any serious conflict between them which would lead to their divorce. Neither, any rumors or news are spread in the air about their extramarital affairs.

Danny Wuerffel Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Former professional football quarterback, Danny has earned a tremendous amount of money from his football professions. He has won several matches and cups through which he receives a huge sum of money as salary.

Danny is living a lavish happily with his wife and often went our for visit. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018, it is found out that Danny Wuerffell current estimated net worth is around $5 million dollar. 

Updated On Thu Sep 20 2018 Published On Thu Aug 03 2017 By rajan

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