Danny Wuerffel, former Washington Redskins quarterback, is being treated for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a debilitating disorder in which the immune system attacks the neurological system.

Wuerffel, a Heisman Trophy winner at Florida, contracted the illness from a stomach virus, according to a statement from Desire Street Ministries, with which Wuerffel, 37, works. He initially was hospitalized in Montgomery, Ala., then moved to Birmingham. He now is receiving outpatient treatment at a location the family prefers to remain private, according to spokeswoman Sara Pace. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Wuerffel played in the NFL for six seasons, including one (2002) with the Redskins.