Dr. Saturday

Houston honors Heisman-winning QB Andre Ware with 11-yard line (Photo)

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday
1401053P HOUSTON V RICE
.

View photo

2 Dec 1989: Quarterback Andre Ware #11 of the Houston Cougars looks on during a game against the Rice Owls in Houston, Texas. The Houston Cougars won the game 64-0.

Houston football christened its new TDECU Stadium by paying homage to the school’s best player and Heisman Trophy winner, Andre Ware.

It’s been 25 years since Ware won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback in 1989, and the team wanted to commemorate the anniversary by marking Ware’s No. 11 on John O’Quinn Field.

The 11-yard line is located in the southeast corner of the stadium.

Ware, who was the first African-American quarterback to win the award, threw for 4,699 yards and 44 touchdowns as a junior in 1989. He also won the Davey O’Brien Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top quarterback.

For more Houston news, visit CougarsDen.com.

More college football coverage from Yahoo Sports:

- - - - - - -

Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!

And don’t forget to keep up with all of Graham’s thoughts, witty comments and college football discussions on Facebook

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Former Major League pitcher becomes police officer

      ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- A former Major League Baseball pitcher has hung up his jersey and become a police officer. … More »

      AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
    • Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Shiffrin loses lead

      Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Shiffrin loses lead

      Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course. Charging after placing third in the opening run, Worley captured her 10th … More »

      AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
    • England's Root rues failure to take half-chances

      England's Root rues failure to take half-chances

      By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - England had India on the ropes in the fourth test after picking up four quick wickets in the afternoon session on Saturday but let the hosts off the hook by failing to take opportunities. India, who lead the … More »

      Reuters - 26 minutes ago
    • Trump to attend Army-Navy game

      President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The appearance caps a week of rolling out … More »

      AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
    • Messi scores 2 as Barcelona ends run of draws in Spain

      Messi scores 2 as Barcelona ends run of draws in Spain

      Lionel Messi scored twice in the second half to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win at Osasuna on Saturday, ending a run of three consecutive draws for the defending Spanish league champions. Messi unlocked the hosts' defense in the 59th minute by … More »

      AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago