Who is Vincent Testaverde?
Vincent Testaverde is an American former professional football player who played as a quarterback for numerous professional football teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cleveland Browns, and the Carolina Panthers throughout his professional career. He is a football hall of fame as his name was inducted in the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in the year 2013.
|Full Name||Vincent Frank Testaverde Senior|
|Date Of Birth||13 November 1963|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Profession||American Football Player|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
He was immensely popular for having incredible arm strength but was criticized at the same time for lacking mobility. He has thrown more yards and scored more touchdowns than any other quarterback who has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame. He started his football career by playing for the University of Miami’s football team, Miami Hurricanes. He started his professional football career after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked him as the very first pick of the very first round of the NFL Draft of the year 1987. He has worn jersey numbers 14, 12, and 16 throughout his career.
Early Life, Bio, and Parents
Vincent Testaverde’s full name is Vincent Frank Testaverde Senior. On 13 November 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, to his father, whose name is Al Testaverde, and to his mother, whose name is Josie Testaverde. He was born and raised in New York. Besides this, he is currently 57 years old with the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Height, Weight, and Age
Vincent Testaverde holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Unfortunately, information regarding his religious views and ideology is not available at the moment. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 5 inches (1.96m/196cms) tall and weighs around 107kgs (235lbs). Moreover, he has an athletic body figure with a pair of black colored eyes and black colored hair.
Vincent Testaverde studied and completed his studies at the Sewanhaka High School, a six-year public high school located in Elmont, New York. For further studies, he joined and studied at the University of Miami, where he started his football career.
Vincent Testaverde played for the University of Miami’s football team, Miami Hurricanes, for four years, from the year 1982 to the year 1986. In his debut year, he completed 5 out of 12 passes and scored one touchdown. Likewise, in the year 1984, he completed 17 out of 34 passes and had one interception to his name, and in the year 1985, he completed 216 out of 352 passes made and scored a total of 21 touchdowns with 15 interceptions to his name. In his final year with the Miami Hurricanes, he completed 175 passes out of 276 passes made and scored a total of 26 touchdowns with 9 interceptions to his name.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Vincent Testaverde in the very first round as the very first pick of the NFL draft of the year 1987. In his debut year of 1987 with the Buccaneers, he played 6 games in which he scored a total of 5 passing touchdowns with 6 interceptions and 1 rushing touchdown to his name. Likewise, in the year 1988 and the second season with the Buccaneers, he played a total of 15 matches in which he scored a total of 13 passing touchdowns with a career-high 35 interceptions to his name with 1 rushing touchdown.
In the third and the fourth year with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he played a total of 14 matches each and scored 20 and 17 rushing touchdowns with 22 and 18 interceptions to his name. In his fifth and penultimate season of the year 1991, he played 13 matches and scored a total of 8 passing touchdowns with 15 interceptions to his name. His final season came in 1992 when he appeared for a total of 14 matches and scored 14 passing touchdowns with 16 interceptions and 2 rushing touchdowns to his name. He bid farewell to the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent.
Cleveland Browns / Baltimore Ravens
Vincent Testaverde joined the Cleveland Browns (later Baltimore Ravens) in the year 1993. He made 10 appearances in which he managed to score a total of 14 passing touchdowns with 9 interceptions to his name. Likewise, he performed well in his second and third seasons with the Browns, and in his fourth season, he managed to score his career-high passing touchdown record of 33 touchdowns. The same year, he also managed to cover a total of 4,177 yards of passing. He played his final season with the Baltimore Ravens in the year 1997 when he appeared for 13 matches with 18 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions to his name.
New York Jets
Vincent Testaverde gave his debut performance for the Jets in the year 1998, which was most probably the best year for him with the New York Jets. He managed to scored a total of 29 passing touchdowns with 7 interceptions and 1 rushing touchdown to his name in the 1998 season. He played a total of six seasons with the New York Jets, among which he managed to score a total of 76 passing touchdowns with 52 interceptions and just 1 rushing touchdown to his name.
Vincent Testaverde was transferred to the Dallas Cowboys as a replacement for the Cowboys’ quarterback, Quincy Carter. He played a single season of the year 2004 with the Cowboys in which he scored a total of 17 passing touchdowns with 20 interceptions and 1 rushing touchdown to his name.
New York Jets
Vincent Testaverde returned to the New York Jets to play the 2005 season in which he managed to score a total of 1 passing touchdown with 6 interceptions and 2 rushing touchdowns to his name in a total of 6 matches played.
New England Patriots
In 2006, Vincent Testaverde was signed to the New England Patriots as a backup to Tom Brady, who played as a starter. He played a total of 3 matches win which he scored a total of 1 passing touchdown.
Vincent Testaverde played the final season of his career with the Carolina Panthers in the 2007 season. He played a total of 7 matches in which he scored a total of 5 passing touchdowns with 6 interceptions to his name.
Awards and Achievements
Vincent Testaverde was awarded the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, and the Walter Camp Award in 1986. Moreover, he was also honored as the Sporting News Player of the Year award, the UPI Player of the Year, and the Consensus All-American in the same year.
Personal Life, and Wife
Vincent Testaverde is married to his wife, whose name is Mitzi Testaverde. The couple has been blessed with two daughters whose names are Alicia Testaverde and Marie Testaverde and a son named Vincent Junior.
Vincent Testaverde earned mostly from his football career. As of 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $10 million.
Vincent Testaverde is not active on any social media platforms.