Danny McManus spent four seasons at Florida State University, from 1984 to 1987. McManus spent his first two years as a Seminole on the bench, but in 1986, despite a pair of concussions suffered the previous year, QB McManus was named the Seminole's offensive most valuable player, after a season that saw him come out of the backup position to end the year as the starter, throwing for 872 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 1987, McManus started every game for Florida State, leading them to an 11-1 record and a spot in the Fiesta Bowl, which they won 31-28 over the University of Nebraska. McManus, who threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the bowl game, was named the most valuable player, and wound up with 1,984 yards and fourteen touchdowns on the year. After this season, McManus was selected in the NFL draft, but late: in the eleventh round by the Kansas City Chiefs.
After a one year stint in the NFL, McManus traveled north to the CFL. He managed to accumulate a record 53,255 career yards- yards that a Manning or Brady would love to have in their careers.
He was inducted into the FSU Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
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