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Former UF quarterback Danny Wuerffel to host Gator Growl 2022

The longtime Gator will take the stage alongside Flo Rida and Olivia O’Brien

<p>Screenshot of Flo Rida announcement on UF Homecoming and Gator Growl&#x27;s Instagram page.</p>

Screenshot of Flo Rida announcement on UF Homecoming and Gator Growl's Instagram page.

Gator Growl announced Danny Wuerffel will return to the Swamp to host Gator Growl 2022. He will take the Stephen C. O’Connell Center stage alongside headliner Flo Rida and opener Olivia O’Brien.

Wuerffel quarterbacked for UF Football from 1993 to 1996, during which the Gators were SEC Champions four years in a row. In 1996, he won the Heisman trophy, which recognizes the top football player of the year. Later that year, he led the Gators to their first national championship.

Now, Wuerffel is the executive director at Desire Street Ministries, an organization helping under-resourced communities by coaching ministers across the country.

Gator Growl Executive Producer Jared Weingard said the UF community is excited to welcome Wuerffel as host.

“Danny’s continued dedication to the Gator Nation makes him the perfect choice to host this year’s show,” Weingard said.

Gator Growl will be Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale.

Contact Alissa at agary@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaGary1.

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Alissa Gary

Alissa Gary is a freshman journalism major who covers student government for The Alligator. You’ll usually find her watching (and talking about) movies, taking care of her plants, or drinking coffee when she’s not reporting.


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