Ware won the Heisman following his junior year at Houston in which he threw for 4,699 yards and 46 touchdown and setting 26 NCAA records. After leading Houston to a 9-2 record and a No. 14 national ranking, Ware decided to forego his senior season and enter the 1990 NFL draft. The Detroit Lions selected him seventh overall.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.