|Wuerffel's 1996 Heisman Season
Saving His Best For Last
|After already having led the Gators to SEC championships in 1993, 94
and 95, Wuerffel took his game and the University of Florida football
program to new heights in 1996.
While leading Florida to an 11-1 record, the senior QB completed 207 of
360 passes for 3,625 yards and an SEC all-time best 39 TD passes.
Season highlights included:
- Out dueling Peyton Manning and Tennessee in a week 3
showdown as Florida beat the No. 2 ranked Vols 35-29.
- Directing the offense through a Blizkrieg of opponents in weeks 3-
7 as Florida beat UK 65-0, Arkansas 42-7, No. 12 LSU 56-13, No.
16 Auburn 51-10 and UGA 47-7.
- Leading UF past Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
- Beating FSU 52-20 in the BCS Championship game to secure
Florida's first national championship in the program's history.
- Earned a 170.6 Quarterback rating and became the first
quarterback to achieve a 170+ rating two seasons in a row.