Class of 2014 Gridiron Legend: Andre Ware
University of Houston legend and 1989 Heisman Trophy winner, Andre Ware, pioneered the ‘Run & Shoot’ offense en route to one of the most prolific seasons for a collegiate quarterback.
Ware was born and raised in Galveston and graduated from Dickinson High School. The signal caller became the first African-American quarterback to win college football’s most prestigious award his junior season after throwing for 4,699 yards and 44 touchdowns and setting 26 NCAA records. Ware added the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s most outstanding quarterback, and was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.
Ware was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Ware currently resides in Houston and has been on the call for Texans’ games on radio since the team’s inaugural season of 2002 in addition to calling college football games for the ESPN family of networks.