Vinny Testaverde going into Hall of Fame

Vinny Testaverde going into Hall of Fame
May 8, 2013, 12:30 am
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Admit it, Ravens fan, you have a soft spot in your heart for Vinny Testaverde. After all, he was the Ravens’ first quarterback, the starter for the franchise’s first two years in Baltimore.

And though his NFL career never lived up to the promise of being the No. 1 overall pick of the 1987 NFL Draft, he did last a long time in the league, all the way to age 44, 21 seasons — with a lot of mediocre (or worse) teams.

However, Testaverde is headed into the Hall of Fame. Not the one in Canton, Ohio, where they enshrine all-time NFL greats. Instead, he’ll be immortalized in, of all places for a former Miami Hurricane, South Bend, Ind., at the College Football Hall of Fame. Testaverde is one of the headliners in the 2013 class, which includes former Nebraska QB Tommie Frazier and former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel.

Remember Vinny’s Ravens? They threw the ball a lot. His first year in Baltimore, Testaverde threw for 4,177 yards, 33 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He completed 325 of 549 attempts. All of those are still team records.

And now he’ll have a place in the college hall to go along with his Heisman Trophy.