Former University of Miami star quarterback Vinny Testaverde will be one of 14 new members of the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013.
The entire class will be unveiled on Tuesday.
One of the greatest quarterbacks in UM history, Testaverde starred at UM from 1982-86. He won the Heisman Trophy during his senior season in 1986.
He becomes the seventh Hurricanes player to be inducted, joining Bennie Blades (2006), Don Bosseler (1990), Ted Hendricks (1987), Russell Maryland (2011), Gino Torretta (2009) and Arnold Tucker (2008). UM also has three coaches in the Hall of Fame: Jack Harding (1980), Andy Gustafson (1985) and Jimmy Johnson (2012).
Testaverde led the 'Canes to three consecutive bowls, including the 1987 Fiesta Bowl National Championship game.
Testaverde, who was a redshirt on Miami’s 1983 national championship team, went 23-3 as a starter playing for legendary coaches Howard Schnellenberger and Johnson.
Testaverde remains among only four Hurricanes to have their jerseys retired at Miami, joining QB George Mira (1961-63), HB Jim Dooley (1949-51) and DE Ted Hendricks (1966-68).
Testaverde finished his college career with more than 6,000 passing yards and 48 touchdown passes, and still ranks in the top five in nearly every passing category in school history.
Tampa Bay selected Testaverde as the No. 1 overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft. His pro career spanned 21 seasons with seven different teams. The 1998 All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection finished his NFL career seventh all-time in passing yards (46,233) and eighth in touchdowns (275).
The Elmont, N.Y., native currently resides in Florida where he plays an active role with the Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa.