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Colin McCarthy heading into rSr season: 2010: Led team in tackles with 119 on the season ... Also led the team in quarterback hurries with four ... Ranked fourth among all Hurricanes in tackles for loss with 10.5 for 38 yards ... Named to the All-ACC honorable mention team as voted by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... Third among ACC defensive players in tackles ... Tied for 21st in the nation in total tackles ... Recorded a career-high 18 tackles against Virginia ... Set a career best in solo stops at Georgia Tech with 10 ... Logged double-digit tackles on six occasions ... Had five or more stops in each game ... Averaged 9.9 tackles per game ... Led the team in assisted tackles with 68 ... Played in 12 games and started 11 ... Was awarded the Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit as voted on my his teammates and earned the Hard Hitter Award at the team's annual awards banquet on December 12...2009: Ranked second on UM's defense in total tackles (95) and unassisted tackles (53) ... Also ranked second among all Hurricane defenders with 10.5 tackles for a loss ... Ranked third among all ACC defenders with a 8.6 tackle per game average in league play ... Named to the All-ACC Second Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and after ranking 10th in the league with a 7.2 tackle per game average overall ... Led the team with 42 assisted stops...2008: Started the first four games against Charleston Southern, Florida, Texas A&M and North Carolina before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury ... Tallied 21 tackles (14 solo, seven assisted) ...2007: Earned a starting role at strongside linebacker and ranked fifth on the team with 74 tackles (50 solo) ... Led the team with 12 tackles for loss ... Added two sacks, three QB pressures, one interception, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, one forced fumble and five pass breakups ...2006: Played in nine games ... Stellar special teams player who had the team's only blocked punt of the season ... Team's backup at strongside linebacker most of the year ... Played linebacker in two games ... Tied for third on the team with six tackles on special teams.
Jimmy Graham heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…Former UM basketball star who joins the football team for the 2009 season as a tight end ... Big, physical athlete who was one of only eight players in UM history with 100 or more career blocks ... Helped the Miami basketball program to back-to-back postseason appearances (NCAA Tournament in 2008 and NIT in 2009) ... Earned a Business degree with a double major in Marketing and Management last May...BASKETBALL: 2008-09: Ranked eighth in UM history with 104 career blocks -- fourth best in the ACC among active career leaders ... Eighth player in UM history with 100 or more blocks in his career ... Tied for 10th in program history with 120 career games played ... Against ACC teams, ranked 11th with 6.4 rebounds and tied for ninth in both defensive rebounds (4.6) and blocked shots (1.3) ... Started nine of 30 games for the Hurricanes and 4.0 points per game and 5.9 rebounds while finishing with a team-high 36 blocks.
Matt Bosher heading into rSr season: 2010: Handled all of Miami's field goal, punting and kickoff duties ... Named an All-ACC second team punter ... Averaged 44 yards per punt, including a long of 62 at Virginia ... Made 13-of-17 field goal attempts and 37-of-40 extra points tried ... Successfully converted nine of his last 10 field goal tries ... Ranked second on the team in scoring with 76 points, trailing only Leonard Hankerson (78 points) ... Landed 19 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, including five against USF of Nov. 27 ... Averaged 63.5 yards on kickoffs, with 15 touchbacks ... Was named the Special Teams Player of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet on Dec. 12...2009: Named All-ACC first team kicker and second team punter ... Also chosen to the Rivals.com All-ACC first team as a kicker and to the Phil Steele All-ACC first team as a kicker and `second team as a punter ... Connected on 14-of-16 field goals and ended the season making 12 in a row which is the second-best streak in school history in a career and in a single-season ... Ranked third in the ACC in field goal percentage (87.5) and was a perfect 50-of-50 in PAT's, which were the most in the ACC and ranked as the second-best mark in a single season ... Made 90 consecutive extra-point attempts, which is the third-best streak in a career at Miami ... In ACC action, tied for the league-lead going 32-of-32 in PAT's ... Made 10-of-11 field goals of 30-plus yards ...2008: Named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top kicker ... Named second team All-ACC as a kicker and punter ... Also awarded Miami's Jack Harding Award, given to the team's most valuable player ... Led Miami with 94 points, converting 18-of-20 field goals and 40-of-40 PATs ... Ranked second in the ACC in scoring as a kicker, third in scoring overall and third in field goals ... ACC's second leading punter, averaging 40.3 yards per punt ... In league games, led the ACC in punting (42.3 yards per punt) and ranked second in scoring with 61 points ...2007: Team's punter for all 12 games and also handled the kickoff duties late in the season ... Averaged 40.2 yards on 58 punts ... Had nine kicks inside the 20 and 19 fair catches ... Finished with a net average of 36.7 yards ... Improved as the season progressed, with five of his six punts of 50 yards or more in the last four games ...2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.
*Lamar Miller heading into rSo season: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 4/97 - Lamar Miller, RB, 5-10, 212, Miami...Miller's 4.3 speed should add an electrifying element to Miami's offense in time. The Dolphins liked this tailback, who starred in their own backyard so much they traded up in the fourth round to select the top-50 rated prospect, giving up a sixth-round pick in 2012 and one in 2013 to get him. - The Sports Xchange
*Brandon Harris heading into Jr season: 2010: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Named All-ACC second team ... Named Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist for the second straight season ... Recorded 44 tackles and a team-high 10 pass break-ups ... Intercepted one pass (vs. North Carolina) ... Forced a fumble against Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles (6 UA, 1 A) in road loss at No. 2 Ohio State ... Averaged 4.5 tackles per game through Miami's first six contests (2.4 pg over final seven games) ... Anchored a secondary that ranked second nationally in both pass defense and pass efficiency defense during the regular season...Played in 39 games and started 32 in his three seasons at Miami, recording 132 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four interceptions, five forced fumbles, two sacks and 28 pass break-ups in his career ...2009: Led the ACC and ranked second nationally in averaging 1.31 passes defended per contest ... Tied for second nationally with 15 pass break-ups and third in passes defended (17) ... Named All-ACC First Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Phil Steele ... Named one of 12 national semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award ... Ranks third on UM's defense with 52 total tackles ... One of two `Cane defenders (along with Randy Phillips) with two interceptions on the year ...2008: Started six of 13 games at left cornerback for the Hurricanes ... Made first collegiate start against Florida State and started against Duke, UCF, Virginia, NC State and California ... Totaled 30 tackles (22 solo, eight assisted) with two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and three pass breakups.
*Brandon Washington heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 6/200 - Brandon Washington, G, 6-3 320, Miami...After thriving inside two years ago, Washington moved outside to tackle last season and struggled, which was a big reason he lasted this long. Eagles plan to move him back inside. - The Sports Xchange
Sean Spence heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 3/86 -- Sean Spence, ILB, 6-0, 231, Miami...Miami captain where he started 39 games at outside linebacker in their 4-3. The Steelers will put him inside in their 3-4 defense, where he will play behind "mack" linebacker Lawrence Timmons. - The Sports Xchange
Orlando Franklin heading into rSr season: 2010: Earned All-ACC second team honors as voted by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association...Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance at Pittsburgh, grading out at 89 percent...Led the team with 61 pancake blocks and 16 lumberjacks, while playing in 13 games and starting 12 at left tackle...Graded out at 95 percent against Ohio State... Graded out at 94 percent against UNC...Helped a Miami offense rack up 5,477 yards (3,105 passing, 2,372 rushing), which is the second most in school history and the most since the 2002 season (6,074 yards)...2009: Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance in the regular season finale at USF when he started at left tackle ... Graded out at 95 percent with 51 pancake blocks and 13 lumberjacks in helping anchor the left side of the offensive line while starting all 11 games at left guard and one game at left tackle ... Helped a Miami offense rack up 5,199 yards (3,405 passing, 1,794 rushing), which is the most since the 2004 season (4,593 yards) as the Miami offense is in line to become just the eighth team in school history to gain 5,000 yards in a season...2008: Played in all 13 games at left guard with 11 starts... Tallied a team-high 38 pancake blocks and graded out at 94 percent ...2007: Shared team's Rookie of the Year Award with Graig Cooper ... Played in all 12 games, starting three times ... Graded out at 95 percent, with 27 pancakes in 407 downs played ... Played in his first collegiate game against Marshall ... Started at left guard against NC State, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
Leonard Hankerson heading into Sr season: 2010: Led Miami with career-high 1,156 receiving yards on a team-high 72 receptions ... Also the team leader with 13 receiving touchdowns ... His 13 receiving touchdowns set a Miami record, breaking Michael Irvin's mark of 11 set in 1986 ... In the regular-season finale vs. USF, he became just the third player in program history to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and the first to have 2,000 yards for a career and 1,000 yards in a season ... Owns single-season receiving totals in UM history with 1,156, passing Andre Johnson (2002-1,092) and Eddie Brown (1984-1,114) ... Ranked 12th in the nation in total receiving yards (1,156) and 16th in receiving yards per game (88.9) ... The ACC's leading receiver, averaging 88.9 yards per game ... Finished the season ranked second in the ACC in receptions per game (5.5) and ninth in the conference in all-purpose yards (1,156) ... Set single-game career highs in catches (9 vs. USF), yards (147 at Clemson), touchdowns (3, at Clemson) and long reception (79 yards, at Georgia Tech) ... Totaled four games with 100 or more receiving yards ... Caught passes for more than 50 yards in 12-of-13 games ...2009: Led Miami with a career-high 801 receiving yards on a team-high 45 receptions ... Also the team leader with six receiving touchdowns ... Started 12 of 13 games and was only Hurricane receiver with a catch in all 13 games ... Had a catch of 20 or more yards in 12 of 13 games which includes three touchdown grabs of 20-plus yards ... Had 645 receiving yards in ACC games which is the second-most in the ACC ... Fifth-most receiving yards in the ACC with 773 yards ...2008: Saw action in eight games with starts coming vs. Florida State and NC State ... Had 11 receptions for 140 yards ...2007: Played in seven games and made two starts ... Caught six passes for 63 yards, including his first collegiate touchdown.
Allen Bailey heading into Sr season: 2010: Started all 13 of Miami's games, playing mostly as a defensive end while also moving inside on some third down situations ... Recorded a team-high seven sacks - and 11 tackles for a loss - for the second straight season .... His 11 tackles behind the line accounted for a total loss of 50 yards, the second-highest mark on the team behind Sean Spence's 61 yards (17 TFL) ... Led all UM defensive lineman and ranked seventh on the UM defense with 45 tackles (21 UA, 24 A) ... Tied for third on the team with three quarterback hurries ... Averaged 4.6 tackles per game in true road games, compared to 2.8 in home contests ... Was named the Strength Training Athlete of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet on Dec. 12...2009: Led the `Canes in sacks (7.0) and tackles for a loss (11.0) ... Played both defensive tackle and defensive end during the season ... Led all UM defensive linemen with 34 total tackles on the year ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in sacks per game (0.58) and tied for seventh in tackles for a loss per game (0.92) ... Named First Team All-ACC... Was awarded the Strength Training Athlete of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet on Dec. 6...2008: Played in 12 games with four starts at defensive end ... Played defensive tackle in some third down situations ... Led the team with five sacks and tied for the team-lead with nine tackles for loss ... Registered 36 tackles (16 solo, 20 assisted) ...2007: Played in all 12 games, practically all of it on special teams.
Darryl Sharpton heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 10 GS; KR: 3-18-6-0; 33 Sol-58 TT, 6 TFL, 1.5 SK, 2 PBU, 1 FR; Team’s fourth-leading tackler. 2007: 11 GP; 4 GS; KR: 1-0-0-0; 30 Sol-46 TT, 7 TFL, 1 PBU; Started the final five games and played in a total of 11 games at either weakside, strongside, or middle linebacker. 2006: 12 GP; 5 GS; 26 Sol-41 TT, 4 TFL, 1 SK, 3 PBU, 4 QBH; Named third-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com and was selected to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman team…One of eight UM players who were selected to the All-ACC Academic Football Team…Started five times as the middle linebacker late in the season…Early on, played mostly on special teams and saw limited action at linebacker in the FAMU and FIU games (did not play against Louisville)…Took over at middle linebacker on the second play of the Duke game when Romeo Davis was injured. 2005: True freshman who played special tea,s in the first three games of the season before suffering knee and ankle injuries that sidelined him for the remainder of the year…Received a medical redshirt. Personal: Finance major.
Spencer Adkins heading into Sr season: 2007: 11 GP; 5 GS; 23 Sol-36 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 1 FR; Played in 11 games, making the first five starts of his career. Finished with a career-high 52 tackles (27 solo), with three tackles for loss, one QB pressure, one sack, one pass defensed and one interception. Ranked eighth on the team in tackles. Played mainly weakside linebacker, but started one game at the strongside... 2006: 4 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-3 TT, 1 TFL; Reserve linebacker and special teams performer...Saw playing time in just four games, missing the final five games with a leg injury...Played against Florida State, Florida A&M, FIU and Duke...Saw his most action at Duke, 19 plays at weakside linebacker, but suffered an injury to his right fibula. Missed the final six games. For the season, tallied three tackles...2005: Played in six games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams...Played on special teams vs. Colorado and Duke, then saw his first action at linebacker in a 52-7 victory over Duke...Played on special teams at Temple and then missed four games...Returned to action for the final two games, playing on special teams vs. Virginia and in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State...Did not make any tackles for the season.
*Olivier Vernon heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 3/72 - Olivier Vernon, DE, 6-2, 261, Miami...This well-built, quick twitch edge pass rusher reminded the scouts a lot of Cameron Wake, whom the Dolphins discovered in the CFL. He had an average career from a production standout, but the film showed he's a solid player. Ireland specifically liked the way he set the edge on running plays. COULD SURPRISE: Defensive end Olivier Vernon: His production at Miami is underwhelming considering he only contributed 82 career tackles and nine sacks before declaring for the draft after his suspension-shortened junior season. But his athleticism, strength and speed measurables were off the charts, and won Ireland and his scouts over during a workout. The Dolphins envision Vernon immediately filling Jason Taylor's old role as a situational pass rusher in the nickel package. - The Sports Xchange
Jason Fox heading into Sr season: 2008: One of three team captains … Started 12 of 13 games for the Hurricanes at left tackle, missed Virginia Tech game with a sprained right ankle … Scored a rushing touchdown on a tackle-throw-back play against Florida State from five yards out. 2007: Season-long starter at left tackle, moving over from the right side during spring practice. Graded out at 96 percent by the coaches. Totaled five pancakes. 2006: Started the first 11 games of the season before suffering a dislocated elbow and missing the regular-season finale...Came back to start the bowl game...Did not allow a sack all season...Started eight games at right tackle and four games at left tackle...Named first-team Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com and second team by The Sporting News and Rivals.com...Selected to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman team. Graded 83 percent for the season, tied for second highest on the team, and graded the highest for effort...Named the team's Offensive Rookie of the Year...One of eight UM players who were selected to the 2006 ACC Academic Football Team...Started at right tackle in the first two games, missing just one snap...Moved to left tackle in the Louisville game in only his third collegiate game, because of Reggie Youngblood's injury...Suffered a dislocated left elbow in the second quarter against Virginia and left the game...Did not play in the regular-season finale vs. Boston College because of the injury...Returned for the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada and started at right tackle.
Demarcus Van Dyke heading into Sr season: 2010: Played in 13 games, starting three ... Spent time at left cornerback and in the nickel package ... Had a season-high four solo stops at Clemson ... Had two tackles at Ohio State ... Tallied a single solo tackle against FAMU, Florida State, North Carolina and at Georgia Tech ... Posted 10 assisted stops on the season, including three at Duke ... Had one tackle for loss for two yards against North Carolina ... Forced and recovered a fumble at Clemson ... Picked off two passes on the season, including one at Pittsburgh that he returned for 74 yards ... Recorded five pass break-ups...2009: Played in 12 games and started eight at the cornerback position ... Recorded his first career interception with the `Canes trailing in the fourth quarter at Wake Forest ... Tallied four tackles in back-to-back weeks versus Clemson and at Wake Forest ... Set a career-high in total tackles (6) and solo stops (5) against Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl ...2008: Played in all 13 games and made two starts (at NC State; vs. Cal) at right cornerback ... Recorded 16 tackles (11 solo, five assisted) and had a pass breakup ...2007: Started eight of 12 games at either left or right cornerback and tallied 14 tackles ... Started at right cornerback in his first collegiate game.
Brandon McGee heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 5/149 - Brandon McGee, CB, 5-11, 193, Miami...Considered a late bloomer, developmental player, but he will get the coaching with the Rams. Has excellent speed. Was a team captain. - The Sports Xchange
Mike James heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 6/189 - Mike James, RB, 5-11, 222, Miami...James is a versatile runner who will back up Doug Martin after the team traded LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots Saturday. James rushed for 621 yards and six touchdowns and had 344 receiving yards and three touchdowns with 30 catches. Also played special teams and fullback. - The Sports Xchange
Javarris James heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 9 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 68-286-4.2-4; Rec: 11-118-10.7-0; Second-leading rusher despite missing four games (Texas A&M, Florida State, North Carolina, UCF) for the Hurricanes with a high left ankle sprain. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 159-582-3.7-4; Rec: 14-100-7.1-0; 2 Sol-2 TT; Team’s second-leading rusher. Also caught 14 passes for 100 yards, ranking fourth on the team. Suffered a neck injury in the season opener and was hindered throughout the season. 2006: 13 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 175-802-4.6-4; Rec: 17-200-11.8-1; Selected second-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, third-team by CollegeFootballNews.com and honorable mention by The Sporting News…Selected to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman team…Started the last 10 games…Led the team in rushing with 175 carries for 802 yards, which is the second-most yards ever for a Miami true freshman behind Clinton Portis' 838 yards in 1999…Ranked eighth in the ACC in rushing. Personal: Cousin is NFL running back Edgerrin James…First name pronounced: ja-VARR-is.
*Tommy Streeter heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 6, 198 - Tommy Streeter, WR, 6-5, 219, Miami...Streeter ran the 40-yard dash is athletic, registering a 10-5 broad jump, a 33-inch vertical leap and bench pressing 225 pounds 17 times. He caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns last season. COULD SURPRISE: Wide receiver Tommy Streeter: He isn't your typical sixth-round draft pick. He has the size and speed to emerge as a dangerous red-zone threat. What Streeter needs is polish and more diversity to his route repertoire. - The Sports Xchange
JoJo Nicolas heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 10 games at safety, recording 36 tackles... Also had two tackles for loss, and two pass break-ups... Recorded a season-high eight tackles against Virginia. 2009: Played in three games and had 10 tackles (three solo, seven assisted) before earning a medical redshirt with a shoulder injury. 2008: Played in 11 games and made eight starts … Recorded 28 tackles (20 solo, eight assisted) from his safety position … Also broke up two passes and recovered a fumble on the year. 2007: Played in 11 games for the Hurricanes, mainly on special teams. Picked off first career interception in first game of the season, making a diving interception in the fourth quarter against Marshall.
Carlos Armour heading into rSr season: 2007: 10 GP; 4 GS; 18 Sol-24 TT, 3 PBU; Played in 10 games, making four starts and playing in the cornerback rotation all season. Led the cornerbacks with 30 tackles (14 solo), adding four pass breakups. Stellar player on special teams...2006: Reserve cornerback and special teams performer who saw action in seven games...Did not play against Florida State. Saw his first action in two years vs. Florida A&M, then missed the next four games with a hamstring injury...2005: Missed the entire season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered during spring practice...Underwent reconstructive knee surgery on April 18...Practiced on the scout team before the Peach Bowl...Received a medical redshirt...2004: 3 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-2 TT; Was expected to redshirt until he was needed on special teams for the final month of the season...Played in three games (Clemson, Virginia and Wake Forest), making two tackles.
Dedrick Epps heading into Sr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2008: 10 GP; 10 GS; Rec: 22-304-13.8-2; Missed Emerald Bowl with surgery on a torn left ACL suffered during Christmas Eve practice… Third on the team in receiving yards (304) and fourth in receptions (22) … His 69-yard TD against NC State was Miami’s longest play from scrimmage this year … Also was the first tight end with 100 receiving yards since Greg Olsen had 132 yards on eight receptions against Florida State in 2005. 2007: 10 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 8-83-10.4-1; Started to show his potential as a sophomore. Moved around a lot, playing tight end, H-back and fullback. DId not play against Florida International with an ankle injury. Caught the game-winning score against Florida State on a 13-yard pass from Kirby Freeman with 1:15 left in the game. 2006: True freshman who played in six games, making one start…Did not have any receptions…Also played on special teams…Did not play in the season's first six games, then saw action in six of the last seven games.
Randy Phillips heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 4 GS; 19 Sol-30 TT, 2 TFL, 3 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; Played in all 12 games garnering four starts. Made the switch to safety in the third game of the season and finished with 34 tackles - two for losses and forced a pair of fumbles. Intercepted two passes in the win over in-state rival Florida State... 2006: 12 GP; 8 GS; 22 Sol-30 TT, 1 INT, 11 PBU, 1 QBH; Played in 12 games, making eight starts at cornerback. Finished with a career-high 30 tackles, 11 pass deflections (seocnd most on the team) and one interception. Started the first three games, lost his job, then regained the starting job at right cornerback for the final five games of the season...2005: 8 GP; 0 GS; 10 Sol-11 TT, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FF; Played in eight games as a true freshman, usually as the nickel back on defense...Totaled 11 tackles (10 solo), one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Also made one interception, returning it for 55 yards, the team's longest of the season.
Richard Gordon heading into rSr season: 2009: Played in season opener against Florida State before suffering an injury ... Sat out remainder of the season before earning a medical hardship after season concluded...2008: Played in 12 games ... Caught three passes for 24 yards ... Played on special teams in all 12 games ...2007: Played in all 12 games, starting once ... Caught one pass for eight yards ... Returned kickoffs for the first two games, with five returns for 104 yards (20.8-yard average) ...2006: True freshman who played in 12 of 13 games ... Saw most of his action on special teams and was a regular there all 12 games.
Glenn Cook heading into rSr season: 2007: Missed the entire season with ligament damage in his foot, suffered on the second day of training camp...2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; 32 Sol-64 TT, 4 TFL, 2 PBU, 7 QBH, 1 FR; Injured knee in fall camp but returned for the opening weekend. Third-year linebacker who started 11 of 12 games played. Ranked fifth on the team with a career-high 64 tackles (32 solo), four tackles for loss, seven QB pressures and two pass deflections. Also scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. Played nickel linebacker much of the year, as well as in the middle and on the weakside. Named the team's Linebacker of the Year.... 2005: 12 GP; 1 GS; 14 Sol-28 TT, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 2 PBU, 2 QBH; In his second season, played in all 12 games, making one start and often playing as one of two linebackers in the nickel defenses...Made 28 tackles (14 solo), along with 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and two QB pressures...Played mostly on special teams early in the season...2004: 10 GP; 2 GS; 6 Sol-17 TT, 5 TFL, 3 QBH, 1 FR; In his first season on the field, played in 10 games, making two starts (Georgia Tech and Louisville)...Also was a regular on special teams coverage units...Totaled 17 tackles, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery...Did not play in the season opener, then saw action in his first game as a Hurricane on Sept. 18 vs. Louisiana Tech, making three tackles, one tackle for loss and two QB pressures... 2003: Sat out the 2003 season as a redshirt...Competed with the scout team and impressed the coaching staff with his ability and instincts...Graduated in December 2006 with a degree in marketing and is pursuing a second major in business management.
Damien Berry heading into Sr season: 2010: Second-team All-ACC ... Became just the fifth UM player since 1975 to rush for 100 yards in three straight games (101 at Clemson, 101 vs. Florida State and 111 at Duke) ... Rushed for 100 yards for a fourth straight week with 109 vs. North Carolina ... Only player in the ACC to rush for four-straight 100-yard games during the season ... Team's leading rusher with 899 yards on 190 carries ... Finished the season as the third-leading rusher in the ACC ... Recorded a season-high in carries and yards with 111 yards on 25 carries at Duke ... Scored five rushing touchdowns ... Longest run of the season was a 42-yard sprint at Ohio State ... Had five games of 70 or more yards, including six straight contests (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) ... Averaged 4.7 yards per carry ... Gained 70 or more all-purpose yards eight times ... Averaged 83.0 all-purpose yards per outing ... Tallied first career receiving touchdown vs. FAMU on a 32-yard strike ... Averaged 9.7 yards per catch ... Played in 12 games, starting 10 ...2009: Team's second-leading rusher with 616 yards on 93 carries and a team-high eight rushing touchdowns ... Averaged 6.6 yards per carry and scored a touchdown in seven of Miami's last nine games ... Saw his first career action at running back against Florida A&M on Oct. 10 and gained 162 yards on 14 carries - all in the second half - with a touchdown and a career-long 49-yard rush ... One of three Hurricanes to have a 150-yard rushing performance in a season, which was the first time a Miami team has had that occur ... Also played on the kickoff coverage team and has six total tackles (five solo, one assisted)...2008: Made the move to running back and excelled on special teams ... Played in seven games on kickoff cover team and recorded three tackles ... Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year...2007: Saw action in all 12 games ... Played only on special teams in the first 11 games, but played some safety in the season finale at Boston College, registering one solo tackle ... Registered three solo tackles and five assisted tackles on special teams.
Sam Shields heading into Sr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2007: Started five of the 10 games he played and caught 27 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Best game of the season came against Texas A&M, when he caught six passes for a career-high 117 yards. Averaged 12.8 yards per catch…2006: Played in all 13 games, starting seven times, and caught at least one pass in every game…Named honorable mention Freshman All-America by The Sporting News…Had 37 receptions (third on the team) for 501 yards (second), a 13.5-yard average and four touchdowns (tied for the team lead)…His 37 catches were the most by a Miami true freshman since Reggie Wayne caught 48 passes in 1997.
Graig Cooper heading into Sr season: 2010: Played in 10 games, starting one at the running back position (Virginia Tech, Nov. 20) ... Carried the ball 35 times for 165 yards (4.7 ypc) and a touchdown ... Was limited with injury all season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl ... Finished the 2010 season with 427 all-purpose yards (165 rushing, 28 receiving, 202 kick returns, 32 punt returns) ... Caught six passes for 28 yards ... Best rushing performances of the season came in back-to-back weeks against Virginia on Oct. 30 (3 carries for 30 yards) and Maryland on Nov. 6 (10 carries for 40 yards)...2009: Miami's rushing leader with 695 yards on 134 attempts and four touchdowns ... Played in 12 games with eight starts ... Moved into seventh place all-time in career rushing yards (2,218) ... Ranked seventh in the ACC in rushing ... Picked up sixth career 100-yard rushing game with career high 152 yards on 18 carries against Virginia ... Averaged 5.2 yards per carry ... Led the team with 1,417 all-purpose yards, which was fourth-best in the ACC ...2008: Named team's Most Versatile Player at the 2008 UM awards banquet ... Led the team in rushing for the second straight season with 841 yards and a 4.9-yard average per carry ... Also caught 29 passes for 113 yards (3.9 average)...Led the team with six touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving and one punt return) ... Had three 100-yard rushing games in 2008 ...2007: Shared team's Rookie of the Year Award with Orlando Franklin ... Led the team in rushing as a true freshman with 682 yards and a 5.5-yard average per carry ... Also caught 13 passes for 129 yards (9.9 average) ... Led the team with five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) ... Finished his first season with the third-most rushing yards ever by a Miami true freshman, behind only Clinton Portis (838 yards) and Javarris James (808 yards) ... Led the team in rushing in six of 12 games.
Bruce Johnson heading into Sr season: 2007: 10 GP; 8 GS; KR: 1-15-15-0; 23 Sol-32 TT, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 6 PBU, 1 QBH; Started eight games at cornerback, tied for the most on the team. Totaled 28 tackles (21 solo), with a team-leading six pass breakups. Made one interception...2006: 11 GP; 3 GS; Pass: 186-23-12.4---0; KR: 15-326-21.7-0; 4 Sol-6 TT, 3 PBU; Reserve cornerback and top kick returner...Played in 11 games, making two starts as a nickel back...Made 10 tackles on defense and three pass breakups...2005: 9 GP; 1 GS; 6 Sol-7 TT, 1 FR; True freshman who earned playing time early in the season...Played in nine games, making one start in a dime defense...Totaled seven tackles (six solo) and one fumble recovery...Competed on the track team in 2007, recording the second-fastest time (6.57) on the team in the 55-meters...Is the nephew of former Hurricanes cornerback Kelly Jennings.
Micanor Regis heading into Sr season: 2010: Played in 12 games, starting the final ten... Recorded 42 tackles with eight tackles for loss and three sacks... Had his best game against Duke, recording nine tackles, two for loss, a sack, and an interception returned for a touchdown. 2009: Played in all 13 games as reserve at defensive tackle … Tallied 19 total tackles and 3.0 tackles for a loss, and half a sack on the year … Recorded his first career interception in home win over Virginia and added second interception of season in Champs Sports Bowl against Wisconsin … Forced a fumble against UCF in Orlando. 2008: Played in 10 games at defensive tackle … Tallied 10 tackles (seven solo, three assisted) … Also competed throwing the shot put for the UM track team.
Antonio Dixon heading into Sr season: 2007: 9 GP; 4 GS; 6 Sol-12 TT, 3 TFL, 1.5 SK; Played in nine games, missing three games due to lower leg injuries, and made four starts. Finished with career highs in every statistical category: 21 tackles (eight solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, three QB pressures, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup... 2006: 11 GP; 2 GS; 5 Sol-14 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 2 QBH; Lettered and started for three years...Played every position on the offensive line and also played defensive tackle...As a senior in 2002, was named team captain and selected "Eagle Impact Player"...All-Dade honorable mention...Also lettered in track and field as a thrower...Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class...National Honor Society member...Graduated high school a year early...2005: 8 GP; 0 GS; 3 Sol-7 TT, 2 QBH; Earned valuable playing time as a true freshman, often in key short-yardage and goal-line situations...Played in eight games, making seven tackles (three solo) and two QB pressures...In his first collegiate game, the season opener at Florida State, saw limited action in goal-line and short-yardage situations (four plays, one tackle).
Joe Joseph heading into rSr season: 2007: Reserve defensive tackle played in 10 games, making five starts when other linemen were injured. Totaled 25 tackles (15th on the team), with two tackles for loss, six QB pressure and a half sack...2006: Saw his first collegiate playing time as a reserve in the Florida A&M game, but did not play the remainder of the season...2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
Eric Moncur heading into rSr season: 2008: 4 GP; 3 GS; 4 Sol-6 TT, 2.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 1 FF; Started three of the four games (Florida, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Florida State) he played before sitting out the remainder of the season recovering from hernia surgery. 2007: 10 GP; 8 GS; 18 Sol-31 TT, 9 TFL, 5.5 SK, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR; Started at left defensive end. Tied for second on the team with six sacks. 2006: 11 GP; 3 GS; 14 Sol-24 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 9 QBH, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Earned three starts in the season's first month before a knee injury sidelined him for two games...Played as the backup left end behind Baraka Atkins for the rest of the season. 2005: 11 GP; 2 GS; 12 Sol-22 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 9 QBH, 2 FF, 2 BLK; Named to the Freshman All-ACC team by The Sporting News...Played sparingly in the season's first four games, then made the first start of his career vs. Duke in place of an injured Thomas Carroll at right end. Tallied one sack, three assisted tackles and two QB pressures. Also recovered a fumble in the first quarter on the seven-yard line that was turned into a touchdown on the next play...Started the next week at Temple and registered five tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss and two QB pressures...Returned to a reserve role vs. North Carolina. 2004: Sat out the season as a redshirt but looked impressive as a member of the scout team. 2003: With UM in 2003, then deferred enrollment until the spring 2004 semester.
Travis Benjamin heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Browns' drafts: Round 4/100 - Travis Benjamin, WR, 5-10, 172, Miami...Benjamin is a speedster who can return punts and kicks. He caught 41 passes for 609 yards and three touchdowns last year. COULD SURPRISE: Wide receiver Travis Benjamin: The Browns waited until the third day of the draft to take a wide receiver but when they did they got one of the fastest in the group. He is only 5-10, 172 pounds, but he can stretch the defense and if not start be the X receiver in four-receiver sets. - The Sports Xchange
LaRon Byrd heading into Sr season: 2010: Started six of 13 games for the Hurricanes... Third on the team in receptions (41) and receiving yards (441)... His touchdown catch against North Carolina (only one of the year) proved to be the game winner. 2009: Second on team with 33 receptions and third with 460 receiving yards … Started eight of 13 games for the Hurricanes … Averaged 13.9 yards per catch … Set a career-high with five catches for 83 yards including a career-long 40-yard grab for his only touchdown of the year against Georgia Tech. 2008: Played in all 13 games and made three starts … Team's sixth-leading receiver with 21 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns … Caught the game-tying touchdown - a career-long 26-yard reception - in the final minutes of regulation in the come-from-behind overtime win at Virginia.
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