Oct 18, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; A view of the Houston Cougars chrome helmet during the game between the Cougars and the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The Mustangs defeated the Cougars 72-42. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston honors Heisman winner Andre Ware with 11-yard line on field (Photo)

There have been some great players that have come through the football program at the University of Houston, however none have that resume that former quarterback Andre Ware has, which includes his Heisman Trophy win 25 years ago. On Sunday, the school honored Ware and the 25th anniversary of that Heisman season in probably one of the coolest ways they possibly could have.

In a ceremony on Sunday at TDECU Stadium, the school unveiled an 11-yard line marker on the field in the southeast corner. No. 11, of course, was the jersey worn by Ware as he flashed his offensive brilliance to the country every week as the quarterback of the Cougars.


Ware was in attendance on Sunday for the ceremony, and as usual, he was about as humble as you can be.

“I was just the guy who got the keys to one of the greatest cars in college football history,” Ware said during an on-field ceremony.

In 1989, there was no doubt that Ware was the best college football player in the country, definitely earning that Heisman he was honored with. In that record-setting year, Ware threw for 4,699 yards with 46 touchdowns and just 15 interceptions. He and the Cougars put on one of the more dominant offensive displays the game of college football has ever seen, even to this day.

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