Category Archives: Sports

Danny Wuerffel on Rex Grossman (Dec., 2001)




(originally aired on WUFT in December of 2001) Some may say Rex Grossman was robbed of the Heisman Trophy in 2001.  The University of Florida Sophomore quarterback lost to Nebraska senior Eric Crouch by 62 points.  It was one of the smallest margins in the history of the Heisman Trophy.  In the 2001 season Grossman … Continue reading Danny Wuerffel on Rex Grossman (Dec., 2001)

Tale of Three Quarterbacks: Doug Johnson, Peyton Manning and Danny Wuerffel




Tale of Three Quarterbacks     Broadcast on WUFT-FM in the Summer of 1997 When the college football season opened in the Fall of 1997, two quarterbacks from SEC football teams had big dreams.  Tennessee’s “golden boy” Peyton Manning and the University of Florida’s Doug Johnson had big shoes to fill and goals to accomplish….all … Continue reading Tale of Three Quarterbacks: Doug Johnson, Peyton Manning and Danny Wuerffel

Doug Johnson Says He’s Committed to Leading the Gators (1997 & 1999)




(Gator Rewind:  sports archive feature originally aired in the Spring of 1999) In the spring of 1999 University of Florida QB Doug Johnson found himself in the center of debate.  After winning the National College Football Championship under the leadership of QB Danny Wuerffel, many fans were disappointed in Johnson’s new role as Wuerffel’s replacement.  In … Continue reading Doug Johnson Says He’s Committed to Leading the Gators (1997 & 1999)

The Dream To Go Pro




The Dream To Go Pro         (originally aired on WUFT in June 10th,1997) Part 1 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] For many Florida sports fans, the 1997 NFL will go down as one of the most memorable.  All three major universities had draft picks in the first round. Playing in the pros is a dream … Continue reading The Dream To Go Pro

Peyton Manning Reflects On His Decision to Delay NFL Dreams and Play College Football One More Year




Before the Denver Broncos, and before the Indianapolis Colts, Quarterback Peyton Manning was known as “Tennessee’s Golden Boy.”  In 1997 many sportswriters predicted Manning would have made millions if he had left the University of Tennessee and gone into the NFL draft.  But Manning had other plans.  He wanted one more year of college football.  Ironically, he … Continue reading Peyton Manning Reflects On His Decision to Delay NFL Dreams and Play College Football One More Year

Gator Rewind to 1996: Steve Spurrier on Danny Wuerffel’s Heisman and NFL Chances




(originally aired on WUFT December 13th, 1996) In December of 1996 University of Florida Quarterback Danny Wuerffel was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy.  It had been 30 years since UF had another player up for the Heisman— young Gator QB Steve Spurrier.  At a 1996 press conference following the Gators 24 to 21 loss … Continue reading Gator Rewind to 1996: Steve Spurrier on Danny Wuerffel’s Heisman and NFL Chances