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Danny Wuerffel's Tales from the Gator Swamp: Reflections on Faith and Football

Danny Wuerffel's Tales from the Gator Swamp: Reflections on Faith and Football


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In Danny Wuerffel’s Tales from the Gator Swamp, the most beloved and decorated player in Florida history takes you behind the scenes and into the locker room for one of the greatest eras in the annals of college football. Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is retired from the NFL now and has finally had the time to look back, reminisce, and share his thoughts about that magical time when he was referred to by some as “the greatest passer to ever play college football.” Danny gives his many fans a first-time reflection into a variety of topics, including his relationship to Steve Spurrier, his rivalry with Peyton Manning and how his strong Christian beliefs shaped his football career. Along with award-winning sports columnist and coauthor Mike Bianchi, Danny replays the big games from each of his four magnificent seasons. He talks about the quarterback controversies and quandaries. He discusses faith and football. He compares Spurrier and Bobby Bowden. And he takes you on glorious trip that starts with a recruiting visit to Gainesville and culminates with an incredible national championship victory of Florida State in New Orleans.

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ISBN-13: 9781613213094
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/02/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Danny Wuerffel was one of the greatest players in Florida football history. In 1996 he won the Heisman Trophy while leading the Gators to the national championship. During his four-year career, Wuerffel also led Florida to four SEC titles and two national championship games. He is also the only Heisman recipient to also receive the Draddy Scholarship Trophy, which is presented by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame to the nation's top football scholar-athlete.

Mike Bianchi is an award-winning columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. Bianchi is a University of Florida graduate who worked for the Gainesville Sun and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before moving to the Orlando Sentinel. He cohosts a daily sports talk radio show in Orlando each morning and also takes part in a statewide TV sports talk show on the Sunshine Network.

Steve Spurrier is the head coach of the Gamecocks football team at the University of South Carolina. He served as the Gators quarterback at the University of Florida from 1964 to 1966, earning All-American honors and the UPI Player of the Year Award. In 1966, Spurrier was awarded the Heisman Trophy. After graduating college, Spurrier spent nine years in the NFL before embarking on a remarkable college coaching career. In 1986 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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