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Danny McManus Bio

  Danny McManus
Danny McManus

Hall of Fame Class:
1995 (Football)

As Florida State football emerged into national prominence, Danny McManus was at the helm. His never-say-die attitude created a lasting impression on Seminole football and he is still listed among FSU’s all-time greats at quarterback. In 1987, McManus’ finest game came against Nebraska in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl. He orchestrated a 97-yard scoring drive with the game winning touchdown pass coming on fourth and goal from the 15. He broke Fiesta Bowl passing records with 375 yards and was named Most Valuable Player. He was named College Football’s Exemplary Player of the Year by New York’s Downtown Athletic Club following the season. After two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, McManus joined the Canadian Football League where he was one of the leagues’ best all-time quarterbacks.

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