Andre Ware - Quarterback - 1995-1997 - Houston
Andre Ware won the Heisman trophy with the Houston Cougars in 1989 under coah John Jenkins high powered run & shoot offence. Ware was a first round selection of the Detroit Lions in the 1990 NFL draft 11th overall and had high expectations. Ware would never live up to the expectations and by 1995 was out of the NFL picture.
Andre brought his talents north to the CFL first with Ottawa in 1995 he was given the opportunity as a starter but struggled with 8 interceptions in limited action.
Ware signed with the British Columbia Lions in 1996 joining the unstable ownership of Nelson
Skalbania. Ware had solid results as the clubs starter but when the money dried up and new ownership arrived in the form of David Braley Ware was replaced as quarterback by CFL legend Damon Allen. Ware would spend 1 final season with Toronto in 1997 backing up Doug Flutie. Ware saw limited action behind Flutie but it would mark the first time in pro football history that 2 Heisman winning quarterbacks would be employed on the same team. Following a Grey Cup championship Ware briefly signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 1998 but he would never play with the club and his playing career would end with the Argonauts in 1997.
An excellent collegiate player with a number of 'what ifs' Ware did spend 3 seasons in Canadian Football with middling results.
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