- Winner of the 1984
Heisman Trophy Award as the outstanding college football player in America.
- A surefire
combination of derring-do, charisma and dazzling football skills made him the
most proficient offensive player in the history of college football (11,318
career yards); he was the first major college football passer to surpass 10,000
career yards (10,579).
- A unanimous
First-Team All-America selection in 1984, he also won the Maxwell Award
(outstanding player) and the Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback) that year.
- Earned a starting
role as a true freshman and never missed a game in his four-year career. He led
BC teams to the 1982 Tangerine Bowl, the 1983 Liberty Bowl and the 1985 Cotton Bowl
championship. An excellent student as well as athlete, he was a candidate for a
prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in his senior year.
After graduation, he played 22 years of professional football and was elected to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame in his first year of