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10/23/17 - QB Brad Kaaya was waived by the Lions Monday to make room for the return of DT Khyri Thornton, but could return to the Lions' practice squad. A sixth-round pick out of Miami, Kaaya spent the first six weeks of the regular season with the Carolina Panthers after the Lions cut him at the end of the preseason. The Panthers waived Kaaya last week, and the Lions claimed him on waivers.
10/18/17 - QB Brad Kaaya was released by the Panthers. He was never active for a game. He's a rookie out of Miami.
09/03/17 - QB Brad Kaaya, a rookie out of Miami, was claimed on waivers Sunday from the Detroit Lions. The Carolina quarterbacks coach is Ken Dorsey, also a former Miami quarterback. Kaaya figures to be the team's third quarterback.
01/02/17 - Miami Quarterback Brad Kaaya to Enter NFL Draft...Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya announced today that he has elected to forego his senior season at the University of Miami and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Kaaya started every game during the 2016 season and was a mainstay for the Hurricanes under center since stepping on campus in 2014 as a freshman. During his three seasons at Miami, Kaaya started 38 games and became the school’s all-time career leader in passing yards (9,968), completions (720) and attempts (1,188). “While I am looking forward to pursuing my future endeavors, I am going to miss our fans, media, students, administrators, coaches, families, and most importantly my teammates, who were with me through the good times and the tough times,” Kaaya said.
“This was one of the toughest decisions of my life, however, I have zero worries that The U will indeed be back. No matter who is under center next season, I have no doubt in my mind they will have the platform and the resources around them to bring a major championship back to Coral Gables. Miami will forever hold a special place in my heart and I am proud to say that I will always be a Miami Hurricane.” The Los Angeles native threw 69 career touchdown passes, which ranks third in program history, and his 60.6 percent career completion percentage also ranks third on UM’s all-time list. In addition, he is the only quarterback in Miami history to surpass 3,000 yards through the air in three straight seasons. - Miami Football
12/29/16 - Among the first things that Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya did on Thursday morning was tweet out a photo of his MVP trophy from the Russell Athletic Bowl. "Woke up and it still feels just as good!" Kaaya wrote. It should, because this win was a long time coming for Miami. Beating No. 14 West Virginia 31-14 on Wednesday night looms large for the Hurricanes in so many ways. First, it ended a 10-year bowl-victory drought. Secondly, it gave Miami a five-game winning streak to end the season. Third, it provided a legitimate source for optimism going into the offseason, something that really hasn't been the case at Miami in a very long time. "It's momentum," wide receiver Braxton Berrios said. "It's going to be going into January. We will pick it up in spring ball. Hopefully it snowball effects into next season."
That's the idea, and on paper Miami might have its best team in some time in 2017. That's especially true if the quarterback stays. Kaaya Watch is fully underway for the Hurricanes, with the school's all-time leader in yards (9,968), completions (720) and attempts (1,188) taking some time to further talk with family, friends, coaches and advisors before making a decision about whether to skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft or see what the Hurricanes can do with him next fall. Does Kaaya think there's more left to accomplish? "Definitely," he said. - AP Sports