Vincent Frank Testaverde Sr. is a former American football quarterback who played for 21 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Miami, where he was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1986. Testaverde was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first overall in the 1987 NFL Draft. After leaving as a free agent, he signed with the Cleveland Browns and was among the personnel transferred to the newly created Baltimore Ravens during a controversial relocation of the team. He then joined the New York Jets, where he achieved his greatest success. In the last four seasons of his career, he played with the Dallas Cowboys, the Jets for a second time, the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers for one year each. Testaverde's professional career was principally characterized by its longevity, lasting 21 seasons, playing with seven different teams.
|Date of birth:||November 13, 1963|
|Place of birth:||Brooklyn, New York|
|High school:||Floral Park (NY) Sewanhaka|
|NFL Draft:||1987 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1|
About Vinny Testaverde
Quarterback for 21 seasons in the NFL who was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL Draft. He is best remembered for his time with the New York Jets from 1998 to 2003.
He attended the University of Miami and won the Heisman Trophy in 1986.
He led the New York Jets to victory over the Miami Dolphins after being down 23 points in the fourth quarter, a feat referred to as The Monday Night Miracle.
He fathered three children with his wife Mitzi.
He played against Brett Favre's Green Bay Packers in 2007, setting the record for the oldest quarterbacking duo in a single game.
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