On Thursday afternoon, the University of Miami announced that walk-on QB Vincent Testaverde is leaving the Canes Football program. Here’s the official release from Miami Athletics:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Thursday that quarterback Vincent Testaverde has decided to leave the football program.
“Vincent approached me this morning and indicated that he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
Testaverde, a native of Tampa, Fla., did not see any game action last year after redshirting for the Hurricanes in 2015. He is the son of former UM All-American quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde.
As stated in the release, Testaverde is the son of former UM QB Vinny Testaverde. He didn’t appear in a game in his time at UM, where he came after transferring from Texas Tech.
The younger Testaverde was not a factor in the QB competition for Miami, and will look to transfer elsewhere to earn playing time.
Testaverde wore his father’s #14 jersey, but that number is retired so he will likely be the last player to wear it.
In any event, we wish Vincent Testaverde all the best in his future endeavors.