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Vinny Testaverde to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

05/06/2013 8:13 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

Former Miami Hurricanes and New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.(AP)
Vinny Testaverde will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The former Miami Hurricanes quarterback was announced as the newest Hall of Fame member on Monday. Testaverde finished with a 23-3 record as a starter, threw for over 6,000 yards, 48 touchdowns and as a senior, won the Heisman Trophy as a unanimous All-American in 1986.

The rest of the Hall of Fame class will be announced Tuesday. The induction ceremony will be held on Dec. 10 in New York City.

Testaverde, a New York native, played on some of the most talented and charismatic teams in college football history during his time in Miami. The brash Hurricanes, led by Testaverde, were upset in the 1986 national championship game by Penn State.

Selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL draft, Testaverde would go on to play 21 years in the NFL. Testaverde's best season came in 1998 when he led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship game and a near upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. 

At 44, Testaverde became the oldest starting quarterback to win an NFL game, accomplishing the feat for the Carolina Panthers shortly before his retirement in 2007.

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