- Position: Quarterback
- School: Houston
- High School: Dickinson, TX (Dickinson HS)
- Years: 1987-1989
- Inducted: 2004
- Place of Birth: Galveston, TX
- Date of Birth: Jul 31, 1968
- Jersey Number: 11
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 205
Member BiographyThe year 1989 saw one of the greatest seasons in NCAA history by a quarterback. Houston's Andre Ware compiled unprecedented numbers while setting 26 NCAA and 15 Southwest Conference records. His performance did not go unnoticed and Ware became one of the most decorated players ever.
In addition to his consensus First Team All-America selection in 1989, Ware became the 54th recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Winner of the Davey O�Brien Award, he was Named UPI National Player of the Year, Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Year and Southwest Conference Player of the Year.
Despite playing in only slightly more than the first half of most games because of the Cougar�s high scores and team dominance, Ware set NCAA records with 4,699 passing yards and 46 touchdowns in 1989. Averaging 427 passing yards per game, he guided Houston to a 9-2 record and a #14 national ranking. In three years, Ware threw for 8,202 yards and 75 touchdowns.
A first round NFL Draft choice by the Detroit Lions in 1990, Ware played four seasons in both the NFL and CFL. Following his professional playing career, he returned to Houston to earn his bachelor's degree in Marketing, an accomplishment Ware said, "ranks right up there with winning the Heisman."