Atlanta (AP) -- Former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel is
undergoing treatment for a potentially debilitating disease called
Guillain Barre Syndrome.
Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit, faith-based organization
with which Wuerffel works said in a statement Wednesday that the
former quarterback contracted the disorder from a stomach virus.
Spokeswoman Sara Pace said Wuerffel initially was hospitalized
in Montgomery, Ala., and later transferred to Birmingham, but is
now receiving outpatient treatment at a location that the family
would like to remain private. He expects to make a full recovery.
The syndrome occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks
parts of the nervous system.
Wuerffel played for Florida from 1993-96, then spent six season
in the NFL with New Orleans, Green Bay, Chicago and Washington.