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UM quarterback Vincent Testaverde leaving Hurricanes

Son of 1986 Heisman Trophy winner to seek playing time at another school

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Vincent Testaverde throws the ball prior to the game against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Sept. 3, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Vincent Testaverde throws the ball prior to the game against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Sept. 3, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The son of 1986 Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde is leaving the school that made his father a star.

Miami head coach Mark Richt said Thursday that quarterback Vincent Testaverde has decided to transfer to another school.

"Vincent approached me this morning and indicated that he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program," Richt said. "We wish him all the best in his future plans."

The redshirt junior was buried on the depth chart behind redshirt junior Malik Rosier, who was anointed the starter earlier this week, and redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs. He has not played a game for the Hurricanes since transferring from Texas Tech after his freshman season.

His playing time wasn't likely to increase, either, with highly-touted freshman recruits N'Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon -- son of former Florida State quarterback and 1991 Heisman Trophy finalist Casey Weldon  -- waiting in the wings.

Testaverde's father was an All-American quarterback at Miami. He was the first overall pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL Draft.


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