Vinny Testaverde is an all-time great when it comes to what he was able to do as a member of the Miami Hurricanes. Unfortunately, his son, Vincent Testaverde, won’t be able to say the same thing.
Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the younger Testaverde is leaving Miami.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post also reported the news, adding quotes from Hurricanes’ head coach Mark Richt:
“Vincent approached me this morning and indicated that he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program,” Mark Richt said in statement released by UM. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
Vincent, a walk on with the Hurricanes, is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback who hasn’t played once while at Miami. He did see game action as a freshman at Texas Tech, playing in one game for the Red Raiders, completing 15-of-26 passes for 116 yards with an interception, but his transfer to Miami was an unfruitful one.
In fact, according to Porter, Testaverde didn’t even play in Miami’s scrimmage this past week, which was the third and final one of the Hurricanes’ fall camp.
Where Testaverde ends up is up in the air, but his time in Miami is very different from the experience his father had.
Vinny Testaverde threw for 6,058 yards and 48 touchdowns against 25 interceptions in four seasons for the Hurricanes (1982-1986). He was an All-American and won the 1986 Heisman Trophy award. His play led him to the NFL Draft, where he was drafted No. 1 overall in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Testaverde went on to have a 21-season career in the NFL.