Andre Ware Wiki – Andre Ware Biography
Andre Ware born Andre Trevor Ware is an American sports analyst and commentator and a former American football player. He was the 1989 Heisman Trophy winner as a quarterback for the University of Houston. He was the first African American quarterback to receive this honor. In the 1990 NFL Draft, he was the first-round selection of the Detroit Lions. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Since 2002, Ware has been a part of the Houston Texans’ radio broadcast team. He is teamed up with Marc Vandermeer. In 2003, Ware became a college football analyst for ESPN. From 2003 until 2008, he called games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN on ABC. In July 2009, ESPN announced that he would team up with long-time SEC broadcaster Dave Neal in the fall of 2009 as a color commentator for ESPN Regional Television’s coverage of Southeastern Conference Football. He continued in this role until 2013, and since 2014 has been an analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network.
He grew up in the Galveston, Texas region, hoping to play football at the University of Texas. After graduating from Dickinson High School, he played at the University of Houston, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1989, along with the Davey O’Brien Award, the latter award given to the most outstanding college quarterback of the year. That year, his junior year, he threw for 4,699 yards, 44 touchdowns, and set 26 NCAA records. He then declared for the NFL Draft, foregoing his senior year.
Ware was made the #1 draft pick of the Detroit Lions when head coach Wayne Fontes overrode the advice of the team’s scouting director, who resigned the next day. He joined the Lions for the 1990 season, teaming with the previous Heisman Trophy winner from 1988, Barry Sanders. Ware spent four years with Detroit, playing 14 games and starting six: Wayne Fontes insisted on starting the oft-injured Rodney Peete, and usually replacing Peete with Erik Kramer when Peete was hurt or played poorly. Fontes generally only played him when the Lions were out of the playoffs or already losing a game by a wide margin. His best stretch came late in the 1992 season when the Lions were out of the playoffs: he won two of three games. He began 1994 on the roster of the Los Angeles Raiders but was released after several games. In 1995, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, one of the NFL’s two expansion teams that year. As a former Heisman Trophy winner, Ware’s presence gathered much local excitement in Jacksonville, but ultimately, Ware was cut from the team the week before the regular season began.
It is debated why he failed in the NFL despite a prolific college career. While some have argued that he was never given a fair chance to develop by his coaches, others have noticed that he was unable to adapt to an offensive system other than the run-and-shoot offense at Houston.
He also played in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders, the BC Lions, and the Toronto Argonauts and five games with the Berlin Thunder, a German NFL Europe team.
After graduating from Dickinson High School, in 1986, he went to C.T. Bauer College of Business Executive Education, then proceeded to the University of Houston.
Andre Ware Age
He was born on July 31, 1968 in Galveston, Texas, United States.
Andre Ware Wife
He is married to his wife, Donya Ware. Their wedding was on May 26, 1996, in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States.
Andre Ware Children
He has two children .
Andre Ware Height
He stands at a height of 1.88 meters tall.