Miami Hurricanes Football Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

The University of Miami’s football program, the Miami Hurricanes, is one of the most renowned collegiate teams in America. Since its inception in 1926, this team has earned five national championships and set a standard for excellence that few college programs can match. The Hurricanes compete at an elite level in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and are part of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division. With their championship pedigree and rich history on display every season, it is no wonder why so many fans have grown to love rooting for “the U” over all these years.

Table of Contents

1. Ed Reed

Defensive back

Ed Reed Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (2004, 2006–2008, 2010)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2003, 2009, 2011)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (2003, 2004, 2006–2012)
  • 3× NFL interceptions leader (2004, 2008, 2010)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2002)
  • Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2001)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (2000, 2001)

Ed Reed is a former NFL player and current head coach of Bethune–Cookman. Reed helped the Baltimore Ravens win their fourth Super Bowl title in 2012, and was voted as the league's defensive MVP that year.

He has also been named to five first-team All-Pro teams, including 2004, 2006–2008, 2010. In 2003, he became just the third cornerback ever to record an interception return for a touchdown in consecutive games (joining Rod Woodson and Ty Law).

After retiring from playing football in 2012, Ed served as Houston Texans' assistant defensive backs coach until 2016 when Buffalo Bills hired him as their new head coach.

His inaugural season ended with a disappointing 5-11 record but he has since rebuilt the team and led them to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2018 and 2019 so far.

Ed Reed is a three-time all-pro and 9-time pro bowler. He was the leader of the Baltimore Ravens defense during their 2001 championship season. Reed also holds NFL records for most interceptions in a career (64) and in postseason play.

After retiring from football, he began working as an analyst on NFL Network's pregame coverage. In 2018, Ed Reed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class along with former teammate Ray Lewis.

2. Ray Lewis

Linebacker

Ray Lewis Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXV, XLVII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XXXV)
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2000, 2003)
  • 7× First-team All-Pro (1999–2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2010)
  • 13× Pro Bowl (1997–2001, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011)
  • 3× NFL tackles leader (1997, 1999, 2001)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor
  • 2× First-team All-American (1994, 1995)

Ray Lewis is a two-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most decorated players in NFL history. He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice and First-team All-Pro seven times.

Lewis also holds records for the most Pro Bowl appearances (13) and sacks (56). In 2011, he retired from professional football after 13 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Lewis is a Pro Bowl linebacker and 3-time NFL tackles leader who played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013 and has been named to multiple All-Decade Teams, including two as First-team All-Americans (1994, 1995). 

Lewis holds league records for most combined tackles (2,059), solo tackles (1,568), and forced fumbles (17). He also ranks third all-time in sacks with 41.5 and interceptions with 31.

Lewis helped lead the Ravens to three Super Bowl appearances – winning one championship – before retiring after the 2016 season.

3. Warren Sapp

Defensive tackle

Warren Sapp Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1999)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1999–2002)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1997, 1998)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (1997–2003)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1995)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers No. 99 retired
  • National champion (1991)
  • Lombardi Award (1994)
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy (1994)
  • Bill Willis Trophy (1994)
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1994)
  • Unanimous All-American (1994)
  • Second-team All-American (1993)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (1993–1994)

Warren Sapp was a dominant defensive tackle in the NFL for over a decade. He won three Super Bowls with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and also played for the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

Warren Sapp is one of only two players to be named to six Pro Bowls (the other being Michael Strahan). In 2003, he was convicted of felony assault after attacking a woman outside an Atlanta nightclub; he served less than two years in prison before returning to football.

He announced his retirement from professional football in February 2016, following several injuries that had slowed him down recently Warren Sapp was one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history.

 He was a four-time All-Pro and two-time Second-team All-Pro, and he led the Buccaneers to their only Super Bowl victory.

Warren Sapp also won several awards during his career, including the Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Bill Willis Trophy, and Big East Defensive Player of the Year. After playing for Tampa Bay for 11 seasons, Warren Sapp was inducted into the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor in 2003. 

In 2006, Warren Sapp became part of the NFL's all-decade team alongside other legends such as Jerry Rice and Dan Marino.

Since retiring from football in 2004, Warren Sapp has worked as an analyst on various sports programs across networks nationwide.

4. Edgerrin James

Running back

Edgerrin James Career

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1999)
  • First-team All-Pro (1999)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2000, 2004)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005)
  • 2× NFL rushing yards leader (1999, 2000)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • NFL All-Rookie Team (1999)
  • Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor
  • First-team All-Big East (1998)

Edgerrin James is a retired running back who played his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1999 but spent most of his time with the Cardinals before signing with the Seahawks in 2009.

James finished his NFL career as one of the league's all-time leading rushers and set several records while playing for Seattle, including consecutive 100-yard games (five). 

After retiring from professional football, James has since embarked on a successful coaching career and currently serves as an assistant coach for the Miami Hurricanes football team.

Edgerrin James was a dominant running back in the NFL during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He earned First-team All-Pro honors four times, including twice as runner-up for league rushing yards leader. 

In 1999, he became the first player ever to win both Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year awards simultaneously. After playing his entire career with one team (the Indianapolis Colts), James retired after Super Bowl XLI in 2012.

Today, he is regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history and is a member of several prestigious Halls of Fame organizations, including those for football and the Indianapolis Colts' Ring of Honor.

5. Sean Taylor

Defensive back

Sean Taylor Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2007)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2006, 2007)[2]
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2004)
  • Washington Commanders 90 Greatest
  • Washington Commanders Ring of Fame
  • Washington Commanders No. 21 retired
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • Unanimous All-American (2003)
  • First-team All-Big East (2003)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2002)
  • Jack Tatum Trophy (2003)

Sean Taylor was a safety for the Washington Redskins from 2004-2007. He played in 114 games, recording 5 interceptions and 44 tackles during his career.

On November 27th 2007, Sean Taylor was shot and killed by an unknown assailant while he was playing football at home in Miami, Florida. The death of Sean Taylor has raised awareness about gun violence and its impact on society as a whole.

The NFL is currently working to create harsher punishments for people who commit gun crimes, in honor of Sean Taylor's memory Sean Taylor was an All-Pro safety for the Washington Redskins and a two-time Pro Bowler. 

He was considered one of the best players in the NFL, even earning first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior at Virginia Tech.

In his rookie season he led the league with 12 interceptions and helped lead Washington to their first playoff appearance in 10 years. 

His death at just 24 years old shocked many football fans around the world, but his legacy will live on forever through his numerous awards and accomplishments.

6. Bernie Kosar

Quarterback

Bernie Kosar Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXVIII)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1987, 1989)
  • Cleveland Browns Legends
  • National champion (1983)

Bernie Kosar was a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns from 1985 to 1993. During his time with the Browns, he won two Super Bowls (1989 and 1991) and led them to an overall record of 114–48.

After leaving the Browns in 1993, Kosar played for four other teams before retiring in 1999. He is currently a commentator for Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN Radio's coverage of college football games.

Bernie Kosar has had an interesting career; he has been both successful and unsuccessful at different points in his life. However, he will always be remembered as one of the most iconic quarterbacks in NFL history thanks to his numerous accomplishments on the field.

Bernie Kosar was one of the most talented quarterbacks in NFL history. He led his teams to two Super Bowls and was a three-time Pro Bowler. Bernie Kosar had impressive career statistics, ranking ninth all-time in passing yards and 11th in touchdown passes. 

Despite having such success, Bernie Kosar never received the credit he deserved during his playing days – this changed after he retired from football.

Bernie is now considered one of the greatest Cleveland Browns players of all time, as well as one of the most controversial figures in NFL history.

7. Clinton Portis

Running back

Clinton Portis Career

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2002)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2008)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2003, 2008)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2002)
  • Washington Commanders 90 Greatest
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • First-team All-Big East (2001)

Clinton Portis was a running back for the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins in the NFL. Clinton Portis is best known for his time with the Broncos, where he played from 2002 to 2003.

After leaving Denver, Portis signed with the Washington Redskins and spent four seasons there before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. In 2010, Portis signed with the Indianapolis Colts but only lasted one season before being released by Indianapolis in 2011.

After spending some time out of football, Clinton re-signed with Baltimore and helped them win Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers that year. 

Portis has also had stints playing for the Houston Texans (2012), Atlanta Falcons (2013), and Tennessee Titans (2015). Clinton retired from professional football after appearing in just three games in 2017 due to injury.

He began coaching high school football as an assistant coach at Gainesville High School in Florida in 2018 Clinton Portis was a standout running back for the Washington Redskins from 2002-2008. 

He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2002 and twice made it to the Pro Bowl, including his final season with the team in 2008. Clinton Portis played college football at Ohio State University before being drafted by the Redskins in 2002.

He led all rookie running backs in rushing yards and touchdowns that year, helping Washington make it to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. 

After spending four seasons with Washington, Portis signed with Denver Broncos as a free agent in 2006 but struggled there before being traded to Cleveland Browns two years later. 

In 2010 he joined Baltimore Ravens where he finished out his career after one more season with them in 2011. Clinton Portis is now an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football coverage and has released multiple music albums since retiring from footballing activities several years ago.

8. Ken Dorsey

Quarterback

Ken Dorsey Career

  • High school: Orinda (CA) Miramonte
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
  • First-team All-American (2002), 2× Archie Griffin Award (2001, 2002), 2× NCAA Quarterback of the Year (2001, 2002), 2× Chic Harley Award (2001, 2002), Maxwell Award (2001), BCS National Championship (2001)
  • Pass completions: 214, Pass attempts: 408, Completion percentage: 52.5, TD–INT: 8–18, Passing yards: 2,082, Passer rating: 55.2
  • Pass completions: 214
  • Pass attempts: 408
  • Completion percentage: 52.5
  • TD–INT: 8–18
  • Passing yards: 2,082
  • Passer rating: 55.2
  • Coaching stats at PFR

Ken Dorsey began his NFL career as a wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. He moved on to play for the Cleveland Browns and Toronto Argonauts before becoming an offensive coordinator in Buffalo Bills in 2021.

In his previous positions, he has helped lead teams to victory both in the regular season and playoffs. Ken is well-known for his innovative strategies and aggressive play-calling. His work with the Bills has been impressive so far, as they have managed to stay afloat despite some tough competition this season.

The team looks poised to make a run at the playoffs next year if they can keep up their current level of performance. 

Ken Dorsey is widely respected within professional football circles - not only because of his successful coaching record but also due to his hard work off the field which includes founding two charities devoted towards helping underprivileged kids achieve their dreams.

9. Frank Gore

Running back

Frank Gore Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2006)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009, 2011–2013)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Art Rooney Award (2016)
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • ACC Brian Piccolo Award (2004)

One of the most decorated running backs in NFL history, Gore has led the league in rushing yards nine times and is third all-time with 12,071 yards. Gore played college football at Miami (FL) before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.

He spent seven seasons with the 49ers before joining Indianapolis Colts and then Miami Dolphins for two seasons each. In 2018, Gore signed a one-year contract with Buffalo Bills ahead of their season opener against New England Patriots on September 9th.

A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First Team All-Pro selection, Frank Gore will retire as one of the most successful running backs to ever play professional football Frank Gore is a veteran running back who has played in the NFL for over 15 years. 

He is best known for his accomplishments with the San Francisco 49ers, where he was an All-Pro and led them to a championship in 2013.

Gore also had success with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and Indianapolis Colts during his career. He will be playing his final season in 2020 with the New York Jets after spending time with several other teams throughout his career including the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.

10. Reggie Wayne

Wide receiver

Reggie Wayne Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLI)
  • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2009)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2006–2010, 2012)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (2007)
  • Indianapolis Colts all-time leader in games played (211)
  • Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor
  • All-Big East

Reggie Wayne is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. Reggie Wayne was born in 1978 in Louisiana and attended John Ehret High School before playing college football at Miami (FL).

After being drafted by the Colts in 2001, he spent six seasons with the team before signing with the Patriots in 2015. 

Reggie Wayne has been coaching receivers since 2016, first joining his old team, Indy Colt Reggie Wayne is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Second Team All-Pro wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.

He retired as the all-time leader in games played by an Indianapolis Colt, with 211 contests under his belt. Wayne also holds numerous franchise records, including receiving yards (14,934), touchdown receptions (83), and 100+ yard games (22). 

In 2011 he was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame after being voted unanimously into the team’s Ring of Honor earlier that year.

Reggie Wayne is currently employed as a wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts following his retirement from playing football in 2015 at age 37 due to chronic neck injuries sustained during his time with the New England Patriots.

11. Devin Hester

Wide receiver

Devin Hester Career

  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2011)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2006, 2007, 2010, 2014)
  • 2× NFL kickoff return yards leader (2013, 2014)
  • 3× NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • 100 Greatest Bears of All-Time

Devin Hester was a three-time first-team all-pro and two-time pro bowl player with the Chicago Bears. In 2013, he became the NFL's leader in kickoff return yards and helped lead the Bears to an NFC North title.

He signed with Atlanta Falcons in 2014 but only played one season before signing with Baltimore Ravens in 2016. 

After playing for Seattle Seahawks for one year, Devin retired from professional football at age 36 in September of 2017 Devin Hester is a 3-time NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year and 2010s All-Decade Team member.

Devin Hester was one of the most electrifying return men in NFL history, setting numerous league records along the way. 

After leaving the Bears in 2013, Hester signed with Atlanta Falcons where he continued to be an effective return man for them before retiring after the 2017 season.

12. Bryant McKinnie

Offensive lineman

Bryant McKinnie Career

  • High school: Woodbury, (Woodbury, New Jersey)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
  • Minnesota Vikings (2002–2010), Baltimore Ravens (2011–2013), Miami Dolphins (2013)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII), Pro Bowl (2009), BCS national champion (2001), Unanimous All-American (2001), 2× First-team All-Big East (2000, 2001), Outland Trophy (2001), Jim Parker Award (2001)
  • Games played: 179, Games started: 162, Fumbles recovered: 5
  • Games played: 179
  • Games started: 162
  • Fumbles recovered: 5

Bryant McKinnie was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2002. He played for them from 2002 to 2010, before joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. Bryant McKinnie is best known as an offensive tackle, but he has also played at center and guard on occasion during his career.

Bryant McKinnie has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams (with the Minnesota Vikings in 2004 and with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013). 

Injuries have plagued Bryant McKinnie throughout his professional career - most notably a torn ACL that ended his season early with the Vikings in 2009 - but he still manages to play at a high level despite these setbacks.

After playing out his contract with the Ravens, Bryant McKnie will be free to pursue other opportunities outside of football if he desires; however, it seems likely that he'll retire after spending 11 seasons playing professionally.

13. Ottis Anderson

Running back

Ottis Anderson Career

  • High school: Forest Hill, (West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1979–1986), New York Giants (1986–1992)
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV), Super Bowl MVP (XXV), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1979), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1989), First-team All-Pro (1979), Second-team All-Pro (1980), 2× Pro Bowl (1979, 1980), PFWA All-Rookie Team (1979)
  • Rushing yards: 10,273, Yards per carry: 4.0, Touchdowns: 86
  • Rushing yards: 10,273
  • Yards per carry: 4.0
  • Touchdowns: 86

Ottis Anderson was a running back for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks in his career. 

He had 1,880 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 1979 with the Cardinals before moving onto play for the Giants from 1986-1992 where he amassed more than 2,000 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns each season.

In 1993, Ottis signed with the Seahawks where he played until 2001 when he retired after playing in just one game that year due to injury (the following year he announced his retirement officially). 

After retiring as a player, Ottis returned to Miami to work as an assistant football coach under Al Golden at Florida Atlantic University before being named head coach of FAU's Owls team in 2013 but was later fired after two seasons leading them to consecutive 0-12 records.

14. Santana Moss

Wide receiver

Santana Moss Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2005)
  • Pro Bowl (2005)
  • Washington Commanders 90 Greatest
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2000)
  • Consensus All-American (2000)
  • First-team All-Big East (2000)

Moss was a wide receiver for the New York Jets from 2001-2004. He had a productive career with the team, recording over 1,000 receiving yards in 2002 and 2003 combined.

Moss also returned punts for the Jets during his time there, helping them to two playoff appearances. After leaving the NFL, Moss played in Europe for a few seasons before returning to America and joining the Baltimore Ravens as their punt returner in 2017.

In 2018 he joined the Oakland Raiders on a one-year contract extension after impressing head coach Jon Gruden with his performances thus far that season Santana Moss was a highly-

touted wide receiver prospect out of the University of Maryland. He made an immediate impact in the NFL with Washington, catching 732 passes for 10,283 yards and 69 touchdowns during his seven seasons with the team.

In 2006, he led all receivers in receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,934), as well as touchdown catches (14). 

His 2007 campaign was cut short by injury but he still managed to post career highs in both categories - finishing with 116 receptions for 1,502 yards and six touchdowns. 

After being traded to Oakland midway through the 2009 season, Moss finished his career with 598 catches for 8127 yards and 51 scores over 83 games played.

A four-time Pro Bowler who earned first-team All-Pro honors five times (), Santana Moss is one of only six players in NFL history to amass more than 10,000 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns.

15. Willis McGahee

Running back

Willis McGahee Career

  • 2× Pro Bowl (2007, 2011)
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
  • Consensus All-American (2002)
  • First-team All-Big East (2002)

Willis McGahee was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2003. He spent four seasons with the team, before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. In 2010, he joined the Denver Broncos and played for them until 2012.

After a year with Cleveland, McGahee retired from professional football at age 36 in 2013. Willis McGahee was a two-time Pro Bowler and consensus All American during his time at the University of Miami. 

He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2002 and went on to play for the team until 2009, when he was released after spending most of that year on injured reserve.

In 2010, Willis signed with the Buffalo Bills and played there until 2013, when he joined the Baltimore Ravens as a running back/receiver hybrid player. 

Willis has made 36 receptions for 461 yards and 5 touchdowns through four seasons in the NFL but is perhaps best known for his rushing totals - he's 2nd all-time in career rushing yards (8474) behind only Eric Dickerson.

After being released by Baltimore earlier this year, Willis has retired from professional football.

16. Andre Johnson

Wide receiver

Andre Johnson Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2009)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2006, 2012)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (2004, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 2× NFL receptions leader (2006, 2008)
  • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (2008, 2009)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2003)
  • Houston Texans Ring of Honor
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame
  • Houston Sports Hall of Fame

Andre Johnson is a six-foot-three-inch wide receiver who has played for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans in his NFL career. Andre Johnson was drafted by the Houston Texans with the first pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.

He spent seven seasons with them before joining the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. In 2016 he signed with the Tennessee Titans, where he currently plays. Andre Johnson is one of only two players to total over 15,000 yards receiving in their careers (the other being Jerry Rice).

He also won a Super Bowl ring during his time with the Texans in 2013. Andre Johnson has been recognized as one of football's most talented receivers and is widely considered to be one of its all-time greats; this opinion is shared by many fans and experts alike. 

Andre Johnson married Chandra Wilson on October 21st, 2012 - they have two children together: daughter Kensie (2013) and son Ace (2015).

Andre Johnson is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL receptions leader. Andre Johnson was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2003 and spent his entire 11-year career with them, making him one of the longest-tenured players in team history. 

Andre Johnson was an All-American at Texas A&M and led the SEC in receiving yards as a junior before being selected fourth overall by Houston in the 2003 draft.

In 2006, he set new marks for receptions (1,549) and receiving yards (16,848) en route to becoming only the second player ever to lead both categories in a single season; Randy Moss had previously done so twice (2002–03). 

Andre Johnson won his first Super Bowl ring with the Texans during their run to victory over Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 championship game; this made him just one win from tying Jerry Rice’s record for most professional championships won by any player at any position throughout NFL history.

17. Antrel Rolle

Cornerback

Antrel Rolle Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLVI)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2010, 2013)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2009, 2010, 2013)
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Unanimous All-American (2004)
  • Jack Tatum Trophy (2004)
  • First-team All-Big East (2002)
  • First-team All-ACC (2004)

Antrel Rolle is a defensive back who was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played for Arizona Cardinals (2005-2009) and New York Giants (2010-2014).

In 2015, he signed with Chicago Bears. Antrel has been a three-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants, winning XLVI in 2014 over Seattle Seahawks. 

He also won the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 and was part of the victorious team at the 2011 Pro Bowl as well as being named First Team All-Pro twice during his career.

Antrel started playing football when he was just five years old after being inspired by his older brother's sport participation. However, it wasn't until high school that he seriously considered pursuing a career in football instead of basketball or track & field like most kids do at that age level.

Antrel attended Miami University after graduating from South Dade High School in 2002. He majored in business management and played football there on scholarship through the 2004 season, recording 45 tackles and three interceptions.

Which he returned for a touchdown his senior year and helped the Miami Hurricanes make their first bowl appearance since 1984.

Following college graduation, Antrel embarked on an impressive professional career starting out with stints with Arizona Cardinals and then finally signing with divisional rivals -New York Giant Rolle was a two-time second-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler with the New York Giants.

Rolle was a unanimous first-team All-American at Syracuse University before being drafted by the Giants in 2004. Rolle helped lead SU to back-to-back Big East titles and an ACC championship as well during his college career.

After only playing four seasons, Antrel Rolle announced his retirement from the NFL in 2013 after 11 years of play including five with the Giants organization. He is now an analyst for Fox Sports 1's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII alongside Charles Woodson and Erin Andrews.

18. Jim Kelly

Quarterback

Jim Kelly Career

  • First-team All-Pro (1991)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1992)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1987, 1988, 1990–1992)
  • NFL passing touchdowns leader (1991)
  • NFL passer rating leader (1990)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1990)
  • Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
  • Buffalo Bills No. 12 retired
  • Peach Bowl champion (1980)
  • Peach Bowl Offensive MVP (1980)
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
  • NCAA Inspiration Award (2018)

Jim Kelly was a dominant quarterback in the NFL for over 15 years. He won five Pro Bowls and was twice named to the All-Pro team. Kelly also led the league in passing touchdowns three times and finished among the top ten passers several more times.

His career ended prematurely due to injuries, but he remains one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of all time. Jim Kelly was an all-time great quarterback in the NFL and led the Buffalo Bills to many successful seasons. 

He won two Super Bowls with the team and is one of only four players in NFL history to win multiple championships. After retiring from football, he started his own business empire which included a number of restaurants and hotels. 

In 2018, he was awarded the NCAA Inspiration Award for his work with cancer research charities throughout his career.

19. Jeremy Shockey

Tight end

Jeremy Shockey Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLIV)
  • First-team All-Pro (2002)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2002)
  • Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2002)
  • NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year (2005)
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Consensus All-American (2001)
  • Grantland Rice Trophy (2001)

Jeremy Shockey was born in Ada, Oklahoma on August 18, 1980. He played tight end for the New York Giants from 2002 to 2007 and then with the New Orleans Saints from 2008-2010.

He signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2011 but retired after one season due to injuries sustained in a game against his former team, the New Orleans Saints. Jeremy Shockey is a three-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler.

He was also an All-Pro in 2002, 2005, and 2006. He played college football in Miami (FL). After leaving the NFL, he had some success as a tight end with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Jeremy Shockey was born on March 10th, 1981 in Jupiter Beach, Florida.

20. Micheal Barrow

Linebacker

Career

  • High school: Homestead
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
  • Bill Willis Trophy (1992), Consensus All-American (1992), 2× National champion (1989, 1991), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • Games played: 172, Games started: 153, Tackles: 1,125, Quarterback sacks: 43.0, Forced fumbles: 22
  • Games played: 172
  • Games started: 153
  • Tackles: 1,125
  • Quarterback sacks: 43.0
  • Forced fumbles: 22
  • Player stats at PFR

Micheal Barrow is a linebacker who played in the NFL for 11 seasons. He started his career with the Houston Oilers and was later traded to the Carolina Panthers.

In 2003, he signed with the New York Giants and stayed there until 2004 when he was traded to Washington Redskins. The next year, he joined Dallas Cowboys where he remained until 2005 season when he retired from football due to injuries sustained during a game against Philadelphia Eagles.

Micheal Barrow has since worked as an analyst on television broadcasts of games involving both Miami (FL) Hurricanes and Florida Gators Micheal Barrow is an assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

He has also coached in Seattle as the linebackers coach from 2015-2016. Micheal Barrow was a consensus All-American at Miami, winning back-to-back Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1992 and 1993. 

After playing linebacker at Homestead High School, he went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL with six teams, including stints with Miami (1994–1995), Indianapolis Colts (1996), New England Patriots (1998–1999), Carolina Panthers (2002) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004). 

In 2007, he became defensive coordinator of Miami’s defense which led the nation in rushing defense en route to their first National Championship since 1983.

The Hurricanes also finished second nationally in total defense behind Oregon State University’s team which was led by current Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll as a player/defensive coordinator combo.

His final season at OSU from 2002-2003 before eventually becoming successful head coaches themselves – what would have been great coaching lineage if not for one botched call late which cost UM their title game win against USC. 

His connection with Pete Carroll continued when he joined him as linebackers coach for Seattle following Carroll's tenure there from 2010-2013 after serving two years under then 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio - both men coming over from Harbaugh's staff at Stanford where they had worked together previously.

Barrow having spent 2001 as graduate assistant on Harbaugh's staff while doing his master's degree work concurrently so it wasn't too much of a stretch move wise either.

After being fired by Seattle midway through 2017 due to performance issues within their locker room, Micheal Barrow landed on his feet quickly joining Vance Joseph's new Denver Broncos coaching staff alongside former Seahawk assistants Kris Richard & Greg Olson.

21. Ted Hendricks

Defensive end

Ted Hendricks Career

  • 4× Super Bowl champion (V, XI, XV, XVIII)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1971, 1974, 1980, 1982)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1972, 1976)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (1971–1974, 1980–1983)
  • George Halas Award (1984)
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • First-team NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • First-team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor
  • 2× First-team All-American (1967, 1968)
  • Second-team All-American (1966)
  • UPI Lineman of the Year (1968)
  • Miami Hurricanes No. 89 retired

Ted Hendricks was a feared linebacker during his time in the NFL. He played for the Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, and Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders over a 14-year career.

His most notable achievement came in 1983 when he helped lead the Raiders to their first playoff appearance since 1981. In 2004, Ted Hendricks retired from football after playing 13 seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

He is currently an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast team and also coaches youth football leagues in Wisconsin. 

Ted Hendricks was born on November 1, 1947, in Guatemala City and passed away on February 20th of 2017 at age 75 Ted Hendricks was a 4-time Super Bowl champion and 8x Pro Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens.

He is a member of the NFL's All-Time Team, as well as its 1970s and 1980s All-Decade Teams. Hendricks also holds several NFL records, including most career safeties.

22. Jonathan Vilma

Middle linebacker

Jonathan Vilma Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLIV)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2005, 2009, 2010)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2004)
  • New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • Jack Lambert Trophy (2003)
  • First-team All-American (2003)
  • First-team All-Big East (2001)

Vilma was a linebacker for the Jets and Saints from 2004-2007. Vilma played in 145 games over his 10-year career, registering 1,129 total tackles (5th highest among all linebackers), 24 sacks (4th most) and 4 interceptions.

After leaving the NFL in 2013, Vilma joined the New England Patriots as an assistant coach under head coach Bill Belichick. He left this position after one season to return to football coaching with the Miami Dolphins as their defensive coordinator.

Jonathan Vilma has been involved in several off-the-field incidents throughout his playing career including a suspension for violating the NFL's anti-drug policy once and being suspended indefinitely by then Saints head coach Sean Payton following allegations of bounty padding during his time with New Orleans.

Despite these controversies, Jonathan Vilma remains respected within both professional sports leagues for his play on the field: In 2017 he was named #92 on The Sporting News' list of "The 100 Greatest Players in NFL History". Jonathan Vilma is a 3-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion with the New Orleans Saints.

He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2004 and has also been All-Rookie Team multiple times. Vilma played college football at Boston College, where he won First-team All American honors in 2003 and led his team to a BCS National Championship that same year. 

Jonathan Vilma is an 11-time forced fumble award winner, which includes three consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2007.

23. D. J. Williams

Linebacker

D. J. Williams Career

  • High school: De La Salle, (Concord, California)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
  • Denver Broncos (2004–2012), Chicago Bears (2013–2014)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2004), BCS national champion (2001), 2× First-team All-Big East (2002, 2003)
  • Tackles: 899, Sacks: 22.5, Forced fumbles: 14, Interceptions: 2
  • Tackles: 899
  • Sacks: 22.5
  • Forced fumbles: 14
  • Interceptions: 2

Williams was a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins from 2004 to 2010. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft and played with them until he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.

Williams has also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, and New Orleans Saints during his career. In 2013, Williams signed with the Oakland Raiders but only lasted one season before retiring later that year due to injury.

Williams was a standout linebacker at the University of Miami and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2004. Williams quickly became one of the most versatile defenders in the league, playing both inside and outside linebacker for four seasons with Denver before signing with Chicago in 2013.

His play helped lead Chicago to two consecutive NFC North championships (2013-14), earning him first-team All-Pro honors each season and being named to two more Pro Bowls along the way. 

Injuries forced Williams into retirement after 14 NFL seasons, but he remains one of the most successful linebackers in league history thanks to his versatility on defense and durability throughout his career.

Also Played For: school football

24. Gino Torretta

Quarterback

Gino Torretta Career

  • High school: Pinole (CA) Valley
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 7 / Pick: 192
  • Minnesota Vikings (1993), Detroit Lions (1994), San Francisco 49ers (1995–1996), Seattle Seahawks (1996–1997), Indianapolis Colts (1997), Kansas City Chiefs (1999)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 2× National champion (1989, 1991), Heisman Trophy (1992), Davey O'Brien Award (1992), Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (1992), Maxwell Award (1992), Walter Camp Award (1992), Consensus All-American (1992)
  • Passing yards: 41, TD–INT: 1–1, Passer rating: 35.4
  • Passing yards: 41
  • TD–INT: 1–1
  • Passer rating: 35.4
  • College Football Hall of Fame

Gino Torretta was drafted in the seventh round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent three seasons with them before joining the Detroit Lions in 1994.

Torretta later played for San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. Gino is a two-time Pro Bowler who led his teams to victory both times he was on the field.

His best season came in 1996 when he threw for 3,818 yards and 29 touchdowns while also rushing for 952 yards and four scores as part of an 11–5 Seahawk team that made it to Super Bowl XXXII but lost 43–10 to Dallas Cowboys.

After retiring from football following the 1997 season, Gino started his own business which helps people improve their golf game through drills and videos tutorials called "Golf IQ".

 In 2013, he published another book entitled "The QB: The Making of a Great Quarterback" where he shares personal stories about being a quarterback in professional football leagues around the world.

Currently (2018), Gino resides in Southern California with his wife Paige and son Paxton whom he has raised since they were toddlers following divorce from former wife Sharyn Finlay after 10 years of marriage; together they have 2 daughters named Ainsley Rae (born 2003) & Harper Elizabeth (born 2006).

Also Played For: heisman trophy nfl

25. Dan Morgan

Career

  • High school: J. P. Taravella, (Coral Springs, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL) (1997–2000)
  • NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
  • As player, First-team All-Pro (2004), Pro Bowl (2004), PFWA All-Rookie Team (2001), PFW All-Rookie Team (2001), Dick Butkus Award (2000), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2000), Chuck Bednarik Award (2000), Jack Lambert Trophy (2000), Unanimous All-American (2000), First-team All-Big East (2000), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2000), College Football Hall of Fame
  • Tackles: 390, Sacks: 7.0, Interceptions: 5, Forced fumbles: 3
  • Tackles: 390
  • Sacks: 7.0
  • Interceptions: 5
  • Forced fumbles: 3
  • College Football Hall of Fame

Morgan played nine seasons as a linebacker in the NFL, most notably for the Carolina Panthers from 2001 to 2007. He served as assistant general manager of the Panthers from 2011 to 2016 before joining the New Orleans Saints as their assistant GM in 2017.

Morgan has been involved with a number of transactions during his time in the NFL, including drafting Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis while with Carolina and signing Drew Brees as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans. 

Dan Morgan was a standout player at the University of Oregon and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Dan Morgan spent most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, playing cornerback for eleven seasons from 2000 to 2009. In 2005, Dan Morgan was named second-team All-Pro after recording 74 tackles and 2 interceptions during the regular season. 

After leaving the Seattle Seahawks in 2009, Dan Morgan signed with Buffalo Bills where he played until 2018 when he joined Carolina Panthers as assistant general manager.

26. Vince Wilfork

Defensive tackle

Vince Wilfork Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXIX, XLIX)
  • First-team All-Pro (2012)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2011)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2007, 2009–2012)
  • New England Patriots All-2000s Team
  • New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
  • New England Patriots All-2010s Team
  • New England Patriots All-Dynasty Team
  • New England Patriots Hall of Fame
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • First-team All-Big East (2003)

Vince Wilfork is a former NFL nose tackle who played for the New England Patriots from 2004 to 2014. Vince Wilfork was an All-Pro selection in 2009 and led the Patriots in sacks twice, including a career-high 16 in 2013.

In 2015, Vince Wilfork signed with the Houston Texans but was released shortly thereafter due to injury concerns. After his release by the Texans, 

Vince Wilfork retired from playing football and enrolled at Miami University where he is currently studying business administration Vince Wilfork is a two-time Super Bowl champion and first-team All-Pro linebacker with the New England Patriots.

Vince Wilfork was also named to three second-team All-Pro squads and recorded 26 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles, and 5 interceptions in his 12 seasons in the NFL. 

Vince Wilfork was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2016 after an 11-year career spent playing for New England which included five Pro Bowl appearances. 

Vince Wilfork finished his career as one of only six players in NFL history with over 1,000 tackles, 50 sacks, 10 interceptions, and 100 total combined tackles (200 solos).

27. Steve Walsh

Quarterback

Career

  • High school: Cretin-Derham Hall, (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Supplemental draft: 1989 / Round: 1
  • National champion (1987), Consensus All-American (1988), Sammy Baugh Trophy (1988)
  • Games played: 80, Pass attempts: 1,317, Pass completions: 713, Passing Yards: 7,875, Percentage: 54.1, TD–INT: 40–50, QB Rating: 66.4
  • Games played: 80
  • Pass attempts: 1,317
  • Pass completions: 713
  • Passing Yards: 7,875
  • Percentage: 54.1
  • TD–INT: 40–50
  • QB Rating: 66.4

Walsh originally played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints, but he is most well-known as a coach. Walsh held various coaching positions in the NFL before joining the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.

He helped guide the Redblacks to a Grey Cup victory in 2018, their first ever championship win. Walsh has also been involved with several CFL teams over his career, including stints with the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

He is widely respected within both football circles and Canadian society at large for his work ethic and ability to develop young players into stars of tomorrow." Walsh was a head coach in the Canadian Football League for two seasons, with the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He has also been an assistant coach at Cardinal Newman High School in Orlando, Florida since 2008. In 2018 he became the quarterbacks coach for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 

Walsh is originally from Manchester, England and played football at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario before embarking on a coaching career.

28. Jon Beason

Linebacker

Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2008)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2008–2010)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)

Jon Beason was a middle linebacker for the Carolina Panthers from 2007-2013. He won two Super Bowls with the team and had an overall successful career in the NFL.

Jon Beason is not only a great player, but he is also well-known for his charity work both on and off the field. In 2012, he became an ambassador for Project Sunshine, which helps children with HIV/AIDs receive medication and treatment.

After leaving Carolina, Beason signed with the New York Giants where he played until 2015 before retiring due to injury. He now works as an analyst on Fox Sports 1's "NFL PrimeTime". Beason is a three-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in 2008.

He had his best season as a pro in 2009, when he totaled 106 tackles and 4 sacks. Beason has also been one of the NFL's most reliable defenders against the run, recording more than 100 tackles each year since 2007.

Injuries have limited him to just 10 games over the last two seasons, but if healthy he will continue to be an impact player for the Giant's defense.

29. Brandon Meriweather

Safety

Brandon Meriweather Career

  • High school: Apopka (Apopka, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL) (2002–2006)
  • NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
  • New England Patriots (2007–2010), Chicago Bears (2011), Washington Redskins (2012–2014), New York Giants (2015)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2009, 2010), 2× First-team All-ACC (2005, 2006)
  • Total tackles: 414, Sacks: 6.0, Forced fumbles: 9, Fumble recoveries: 3, Interceptions: 17, Defensive touchdowns: 1
  • Total tackles: 414
  • Sacks: 6.0
  • Forced fumbles: 9
  • Fumble recoveries: 3
  • Interceptions: 17
  • Defensive touchdowns: 1

Meriweather was drafted 24th overall by the New England Patriots in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played for the team from 2007 to 2010 before signing with Chicago Bears.

Brandon Meriweather is considered as one of the best safeties in league and he has made many memorable interceptions during his career. He announced his retirement from football on January 16, 2017 after 13 seasons in the NFL.

Meriweather was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Redskins for six seasons before signing with the New York Giants in 2015. 

Meriweather has been a part of two Pro Bowls and is considered one of the best free safety prospects to ever enter the league.

Brandon Meriweather has also accumulated many accolades during his career, including First-team All-ACC recognition twice and being named an All-American twice as well. 

With 407 tackles, 17 interceptions and 6 sacks over six seasons with Washington and New York, it's clear that he knows how to make an impact on defense.

After hanging up his cleats for good at age 34, we can only hope that Brandon Meriweather will continue to have success in future endeavors - whether it be playing football or something else entirely.

30. Duke Johnson

Running back

Duke Johnson Career

  • High school: Miami Norland, (Miami Gardens, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL) (2012–2014)
  • NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
  • Cleveland Browns (2015–2018), Houston Texans (2019–2020), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)*, Miami Dolphins (2021), Buffalo Bills (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Practice squad
  • ACC Brian Piccolo Award (2014), First-team All-ACC (2014), 2× Second-team All-ACC (2012, 2013), ACC Rookie of the Year (2012), ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Rushing yards: 2,265, Rushing average: 4.3, Receptions: 311, Receiving yards: 2,870, Receiving average: 9.2, Return yards: 357, Total touchdowns: 23
  • Rushing yards: 2,265
  • Rushing average: 4.3
  • Receptions: 311
  • Receiving yards: 2,870
  • Receiving average: 9.2
  • Return yards: 357
  • Total touchdowns: 23

Duke Johnson was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He played for the Browns until 2018 and then joined the Houston Texans in 2019. In 2020, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Duke Johnson was a two-time All-ACC player for the Miami Dolphins. He rushed for 2,265 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry in his career. He also caught 311 passes for 2,870 receiving yards during his NFL career.

Duke Johnson is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time First Team All-Pro selection.

31. George Mira

Quarterback

George Mira Career

  • High school: Key West (FL)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
  • AFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 18 / Pick: 137,   (Denver Broncos)
  • San Francisco 49ers (1964–1968), Philadelphia Eagles (1969), Baltimore Colts (1970)*, Miami Dolphins (1971), Montreal Alouettes (1972–1973), Birmingham Americans (1974), Jacksonville Express (1975), Toronto Argonauts (1977)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Miami Hurricanes No. 10 retired
  • TD–INT: 19–20, Yards: 2,110, Passer rating: 57.4
  • TD–INT: 19–20
  • Yards: 2,110
  • Passer rating: 57.4
  • TD–INT: 19–23, Passing yards: 2,291, Passer rating: 42.4
  • TD–INT: 19–23
  • Passing yards: 2,291
  • Passer rating: 42.4

George Mira was born in Key West, Florida on January 11, 1942. He attended Key West High School where he starred as quarterback and led his team to the state championships.

In 1964, George Mira was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the NFL draft. He played for them from 1964-1968 before moving on to play for Philadelphia Eagles from 1969-1973.

After retiring from professional football, George Mira became a broadcaster with ABC Sports and later NBC Sports where he commentated NCAA Football games until 2010 when he retired again due to health concerns.

Mira was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1970 and played for them until 1973. He then moved to Montreal where he had a successful career with the Alouettes, winning two Grey Cups (1972-73). In 1974, he signed with the Birmingham Americans of the American Football League (AFL).

The next year he joined the Jacksonville Express before retiring in 1977 after playing for Toronto Argonauts. Mira is currently an assistant coach with his alma mater Miami Hurricanes.

32. Phillip Buchanon

Cornerback

Phillip Buchanon Career

  • High school: Lehigh Acres (FL) Lehigh
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
  • Oakland Raiders (2002–2004), Houston Texans (2005–2006), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006–2008), Detroit Lions (2009), Washington Redskins (2010–2011)
  • BCS national champion (2001), First-team All-American (2001), First-team All Big-East (2001)
  • Tackles: 388, Passes defended: 61, Interceptions: 20, Forced fumbles: 8, Return yardage: 1,222, Total touchdowns: 8
  • Tackles: 388
  • Passes defended: 61
  • Interceptions: 20
  • Forced fumbles: 8
  • Return yardage: 1,222
  • Total touchdowns: 8

Phillip Buchanon is a cornerback who played for the Houston Texans from 2005-2006. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and spent two seasons with them before being traded to the Houston Texans.

While with the Texans, he recorded 12 interceptions over three season, including one which he returned for a touchdown in 2006 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

After playing his final NFL season with Tampa Bay, Phillip retired from football in 2008 at age 27 due to an injury sustained during practice that year.

In 2009, Phillip started training as a personal trainer and currently works out of his home gym in Streator Illinois Buchanon was a three-time first-team All-American at Boston College, and he played in two BCS National Championships. 

Buchanon was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 16th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and started all 16 games as a rookie.

Buchanon had an interception return for a touchdown against Green Bay in his second game of 2010 and finished the year with 61 passes defended, 20 interceptions, 8 forced fumbles, and 1,222 return yards on punt returns (5th best in the NFL). 

The Redskins traded Buchanan to Houston before the start of 2011 season where he recorded 6 pass defenses and 2 interceptions over 9 games before being released due to injury concerns midway through 2012 season.

33. Craig Erickson

Quarterback

Career

  • High school: Cardinal Newman, (West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 131
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1991)*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992–1994), Indianapolis Colts (1995), Miami Dolphins (1996–1997), Chicago Bears (1998)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 2× National champion (1987, 1989), Johnny Unitas Award (1990)
  • TD–INT: 41–38, Yards: 7,625, QB Rating: 74.3
  • TD–INT: 41–38
  • Yards: 7,625
  • QB Rating: 74.3

Craig Erickson was born in May of 1969 and grew up in the Palm Beach area. After high school, Craig attended Miami (FL) and played for the Hurricanes from 1988-1991.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1991 but never played a down due to injuries sustained during his college career at Miami (FL). In 1994, he signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he started 10 games before being released midway through the season.

He then retired after playing one final year with the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 as backup to Michael Vick . Craig Erickson was a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins in the mid-1990s. He won two national championships with the Colts, and he was named to the Johnny Unitas Award recipient list in 1990.

After his playing career ended, Craig Erickson went on to have a successful coaching career at various colleges and professional levels. In 2017, he became offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears after serving as quarterbacks coach for their previous two seasons under Matt Nagy.

34. Greg Olsen

Tight end

Greg Olsen Career

  • Chicago Bears (2007–2010)
  • Carolina Panthers (2011–2019)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2020)

Greg Olsen is a tight end for the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2007 and played there for four seasons before being traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2011.

Olsen has been a mainstay on the Panther's roster since then, playing 155 games over six seasons with them. In 2019, he led all NFL tight ends with 1,405 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 98 receptions.

Olson will be 38 years old at the end of this season, so it's possible that his time as an elite tight end is coming to an end soon; but no matter what happens next year, he'll always have a place in Panther lore due to his stellar play during their championship run in 2018. 

Olsen was a standout receiver at UCLA and was drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

Olsen has been a key player for the Panthers over his career, earning three Pro Bowl selections and two Second-team All-Pro nods. In 2015, Olsen had his best year yet, catching 76 passes for 1,104 yards and nine touchdowns. 

He also added five receptions for 56 yards in Super Bowl 50 to help Carolina win their first championship since 2004. Olsen will be 34 years old when the season begins but he should still have plenty of gas left in the tank as one of the top receivers in football.

35. Phillip Dorsett

Wide receiver

Phillip Dorsett Career

  • Indianapolis Colts (2015–2016)
  • New England Patriots (2017–2019)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2020)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2021)
  • Houston Texans (2021–present)

Phillip Dorsett was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 and spent two seasons with them before joining the New England Patriots in 2017.

He is best known for his speed and playmaking ability as a receiver, which has resulted in him being named an All-Pro twice.

In 2019 he signed with the Houston Texans, where he will hope to help them reach their first Super Bowl title since 2005. Phillip Dorsett is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. 

He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and played for that team until 2017 when he signed with the New England Patriots. Dorsett has been a key player for both teams he's played for, recording over 1,000 receiving yards each season. 

In 2018, he led all NFL receivers with 18 touchdowns and set an individual record with 594 receiving yards from scrimmage in a single season. At just 27 years old, Phillip Dorsett is still young and has plenty of time to continue his success in the NFL.

36. Allen Hurns

Wide receiver

Allen Hurns Career

  • High school: Miami Carol City, (Miami Gardens, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL) (2010–2013)
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Undrafted: 2014
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2014–2017), Dallas Cowboys (2018), Miami Dolphins (2019–2021)
  • Receptions: 241, Receiving yards: 3,380, Receiving touchdowns: 25
  • Receptions: 241
  • Receiving yards: 3,380
  • Receiving touchdowns: 25

Allen Hurns was born on November 12, 1991 in Miami, Florida. He played college football at Miami (FL). He was undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft but signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent.

In his first season with the Jaguars he had 36 receptions for 522 yards and 3 touchdowns. Allen Hurns is 6'3" tall and 195 pounds which makes him quite physically imposing for an NFL wide receiver. His speed and athleticism are two of his most notable traits that have helped him succeed thus far in the league.

Allen Hurns is married to model Chanel Iman and they have one child together named Acelynn Rosemary Iman-Hurns. Allen Hurns is a talented receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

He had a solid rookie season in 2014, catching 57 passes for 864 yards and six touchdowns. In 2015, he set career highs with 97 receptions for 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In 2016, Allen Hurns was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ACL injury in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts. 

The Dallas Cowboys signed him to a one-year contract in December of 2017 and he played well throughout the entire season despite struggling early on due to injuries sustained during training camp but ended up finishing with 73 catches for 1,086 yards and seven touchdowns.

Earning himself his first Pro Bowler nomination as well as First Team All-Pro recognition from both NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) and AP (Associated Press).

Allen Hurns was traded to Miami Dolphins before the 2018 season started where he has enjoyed another successful campaign so far; amassing 96 receptions for 1,400 yards and nine touchdowns - good enough for 4th place amongst all receivers in terms of yardage gained whilst also being nominated once again as a Pro Bowler Candidate by both PFR journalists & AP reporters respectively.

37. Jerome Brown

Jerome Brown Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1990, 1991)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1990, 1991)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1987)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 99 retired
  • National champion (1983)
  • Consensus All-American (1986)

Jerome Brown was a defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1987 to 1991. He had 45 tackles and 2 sacks in his career with the team. Brown died of a heart attack at 27 years old in 1992, just one year after his playing career ended.

Jerome Brown was a two-time first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection who led Philadelphia to their first championship in 1983. He also finished as one of the most consensus all-Americans ever, winning both the 1986 Heisman Trophy and College Football News' National Player of the Year award that same year.

After retiring from playing football, Brown became an analyst with ESPN and Fox Sports 1 before joining NFL Network in 2016 as a game analyst. Jerome Brown is currently an NFL Network game analyst for Sunday Night Football games alongside Cris Collinsworth and Mike Tirico.

38. Russell Maryland

Career

  • High school: Chicago (IL) Young
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
  • Dallas Cowboys (1991–1995), Oakland Raiders (1996–1999), Green Bay Packers (2000)
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX), Pro Bowl (1993), PFWA All-Rookie Team (1991), 2× National champion (1987, 1989), Outland Trophy (1990), UPI Lineman of the Year (1990), Consensus All-American (1990)
  • Games played: 154, Sacks: 24.5, Tackles: 375, Forced fumbles: 9, Interceptions: 1, Touchdowns: 1
  • Games played: 154
  • Sacks: 24.5
  • Tackles: 375
  • Forced fumbles: 9
  • Interceptions: 1
  • Touchdowns: 1
  • College Football Hall of Fame

Russell Maryland was a dominant defensive tackle during his NFL career. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, and Green Bay Packers. Russell was named to the Pro Bowl in 1992 and 1995 and earned All-Pro honors in both seasons.

In 1996, he led the Raiders with six sacks and helped them make it to Super Bowl XVIII where they lost to the Green Bay Packers. After leaving the NFL, Russell became a football coach at Chicago's Westinghouse High School.

Before moving on to become an assistant strength coach for Baltimore Ravens in 2013 Russell Maryland was one of the most dominant offensive lineman in college football during his time at Oklahoma.

He won three national championships and was a consensus All-American as a senior in 1990. The Baltimore Ravens selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, and he started all 16 games for them that season. 

He became an instant starter for the Ravens, starting all but two games from 1991 to 1995 before joining Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he played until 2002. 

In 2003, Russell signed with Kansas City Chiefs where he played until 2010 before retiring after winning another Super Bowl championship with New England Patriots in 2014.

Also Played For: smu mustangs

39. Leonard Hankerson

Wide receiver

Leonard Hankerson Career

  • High school: St. Thomas Aquinas, (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
  • First-team All-ACC (2010)
  • Receptions: 107, Receiving yards: 1,408, Receiving touchdowns: 9
  • Receptions: 107
  • Receiving yards: 1,408
  • Receiving touchdowns: 9

Hankerson was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2011 and played for them until 2014. He then signed with the Atlanta Falcons and spent two seasons there before returning to the Redskins in 2015.

Hankerson is currently a wide receivers coach with the San Francisco 49ers. Leonard Hankerson played wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots from 2015 to present. 

He has both collegiate and professional experience coaching receivers, most notably at UMass where he was a graduate assistant in 2017 before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2018.

With 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan now in the same offensive system as Palmer Trinity School's current quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello, it is likely that Leonard Hankerson will see more playing time again soon- if not already during his second season with San Francisco.

40. Bennie Blades

Bennie Blades Career

  • High school: Sunrise (FL) Piper
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
  • Detroit Lions (1988–1996), Seattle Seahawks (1997)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1988, 1991, 1992), Pro Bowl (1991), PFWA All-Rookie Team (1988), Detroit Lions 75th Anniversary Team, Detroit Lions All-Time Team, Jim Thorpe Award (1987), 2× Consensus All-American (1986, 1987)
  • Games played: 136, Games started: 134, Tackles: 772, Interceptions: 14, Fumbles recovered: 11
  • Games played: 136
  • Games started: 134
  • Tackles: 772
  • Interceptions: 14
  • Fumbles recovered: 11
  • Player stats at PFR
  • College Football Hall of Fame

Bennie Blades played safety for the Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and made the All-Pro team in 1992. He also won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 1997.

Bennie Blades is currently an analyst for NFL Network and ESPN Radio and has written several books on football strategy. Bennie Blades was one of the most dominant pass rushers in NFL history.

He recorded 14 interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries over a 136-game career. Blades also excelled as a run defender, registering 72 tackles and 7 sacks on the ground during his time with the Detroit Lions.

Bennie Blades is best known for his two consecutive Pro Bowl appearances (1991, 1992) and Jim Thorpe Award win (1987). After playing 16 seasons in the NFL, Bennie Blades retired at the age of 36 in 1998.

41. Allen Bailey

Defensive end

Allen Bailey Career

  • High school: McIntosh County Academy, (Darien, Georgia)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Position: Defensive end
  • NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2011–2018), Atlanta Falcons (2019–2020)
  • First-team All-ACC (2009), Second-team All-ACC (2010)
  • Total tackles: 248, Sacks: 22.0, Forced fumbles: 4, Fumble recoveries: 7
  • Total tackles: 248
  • Sacks: 22.0
  • Forced fumbles: 4
  • Fumble recoveries: 7

Bailey was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Bailey has played for the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Oakland Raiders during his career.

Bailey is a defensive end who is known for his speed and athleticism on defense. Bailey has recorded 45 tackles and three sacks in his career. 

Bailey will be entering his fourth season with the Jacksonville Jaguars this year Bailey was a two-time first team All-ACC selection, as well as being named to the ACC’s all-academic team in both 2009 and 2010.

After redshirting his freshman year at Florida State, Bailey played in 47 games for the Seminoles over four seasons, recording 238 tackles (14 for loss), seven sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. 

Bailey was drafted by the Chiefs with the 26th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft and has since made an impact on their defense, playing in 248 career games with 22.0 sacks and 7 fumble recoveries to his name.

He is currently a member of Atlanta Falcons after signing there during free agency this offseason.

Also Played For: 2011 nfl draft

42. Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy Career

  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1992–1994)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1996)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (1991–1996, 1998, 1999)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1990)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor
  • Seattle Seahawks No. 96 retired
  • 2× National champion (1987, 1989)
  • Consensus All-American (1989)

Cortez Kennedy was a dominant defensive tackle in the NFL for many years, playing for the Seahawks and Dolphins. He won two Super Bowls with Seattle, in 1994 and 1997, as well as being named to three Pro Bowls.

Kennedy also played for the Cardinals (2001–2003), Ravens (2004), and Jets (2005). In 2006 he retired from football due to injuries sustained during his time with Miami but made a comeback in 2011 with Baltimore before retiring again in 2012.

Cortez Kennedy died of natural causes at age 48 on May 23rd, 2017 after battling cancer throughout his life. Cortez Kennedy was a dominant defensive player in the NFL during the 1990s. He won three consecutive Defensive Player of the Year Awards and was also an All-Pro multiple times.

In addition to his on-field success, Kennedy is also well known for his charity work with various organizations. He has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and other causes throughout his career. 

Kennedy retired from football in 2000 after 14 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, but he continues to make occasional appearances at games and events around the country.

43. Tyler Van Dyke

Quarterback

Tyler Van Dyke Career

  • College: , Miami (2020–present)
  • High school: Suffield Academy (Suffield, Connecticut)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2021), ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2021)

Tyler Van Dyke is a sophomore quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes. Van Dyke attended Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Connecticut and was named first-team all-state as a junior and senior.

He played college football at the University of Michigan, where he won the starting job as a true freshman in 2018 and led the Wolverines to an 11–1 record and a berth in the Rose Bowl against Georgia Tech.

In January 2019, Van Dyke announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. Van Dyke is known for his strong arm and accurate passing ability;

he has completed more than 60% of his passes in each of his two seasons with Michigan, leading both teams to victories over top opponents (Alabama & Penn State). The Indianapolis Colts drafted him with their seventh selection overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Also Played For: ncaa division football, atlantic coast conference

44. Ereck Flowers

Offensive lineman

Ereck Flowers Career

  • High school: Miami Norland (Miami Gardens, Florida)
  • College: Miami (2012–2014)
  • Position: Offensive guard
  • NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
  • New York Giants (2015–2018), Jacksonville Jaguars (2018), Washington Redskins (2019), Miami Dolphins (2020), Washington Football Team (2021)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • Games played: 105, Games started: 101
  • Games played: 105
  • Games started: 101

Ereck Flowers was drafted by the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played for the New York Giants from 2015 to 2018 and started all 16 games in his rookie season.

Flowers was traded to the Cleveland Browns in September of 2018 and played two seasons with them before being released at the end of the 2019 season. 

Flowers signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 14, 2020, but he was waived on August 10th after appearing in just one preseason game.

Ereck Flowers is currently a free agent and has been reported as having interest from several teams including Washington Redskins Ereck Flowers was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. 

Ereck Flowers played for three seasons with the Giants before he was traded to Jacksonville Jaguars in September 2017.

Ereck Flowers had a very tumultuous time with Jacksonville Jaguars and was eventually released from his contract in February 2019. In March 2019, Ereck Flowers signed a two-year deal with Washington Redskins as their starting left tackle.

45. Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller Career

  • High school: Miami Killian (Kendall, Florida)
  • College: Miami (FL) (2009–2011)
  • Position: Running back
  • NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
  • Miami Dolphins (2012–2015), Houston Texans (2016–2019), New England Patriots (2020)*, Chicago Bears (2020), Washington Football Team (2020), New Orleans Saints (2021)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Pro Bowl (2018), Second-team All-ACC (2011)
  • Rushing yards: 5,864, Rushing average: 4.3, Rushing touchdowns: 32, Receptions: 211, Receiving yards: 1,571, Receiving touchdowns: 8
  • Rushing yards: 5,864
  • Rushing average: 4.3
  • Rushing touchdowns: 32
  • Receptions: 211
  • Receiving yards: 1,571
  • Receiving touchdowns: 8

Lamar Miller burst onto the NFL scene in 2012, rushing for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to being named an All-Pro. Following a successful three years with the Miami Dolphins, Miller signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent in 2016.

In 2019, Miller was traded to the New England Patriots where he finished out his career. Lamar is currently retired from professional football but remains active off of the field as a motivational speaker and ambassador for various charities. 

With over 4,000 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns in 79 games played across three seasons (including playoffs), Lamar Miller is one of most prolific running backs ever to play in the NFL Lamar Miller is a running back for the Washington Football Team and the New Orleans Saints in 2020.

He led both teams with 5,864 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns this season. Lamar Miller attended Florida International University before being drafted by Houston Texans in 2012. 

In his five-year career, he has rushed for 10,269 yards and 59 touchdowns. Lamar Miller was selected to play in Pro Bowl 2018 after leading the league with 466 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2017 season with Miami Dolphins.

46. Jessie Armstead

Jessie Armstead Career

  • High school: Carter (Dallas, Texas)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 8 / Pick: 207
  • New York Giants (1993–2001), Washington Redskins (2002–2003), Carolina Panthers (2004)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLII as a Special assistant/Consultant), First-team All-Pro (1997), 2× Second-team All-Pro (1999, 2000), 5× Pro Bowl (1997–2001), PFWA All-Rookie Team (1993), New York Giants Ring of Honor, 2× National champion (1989, 1991)
  • Tackles: 967, Sacks: 40.0, Interceptions: 12
  • Tackles: 967
  • Sacks: 40.0
  • Interceptions: 12

Armstead was a linebacker for the New York Giants from 1993 to 2001. He then played for the Washington Redskins from 2002 to 2003 and the Carolina Panthers in 2004.

Armstead has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and Cleveland Browns during his career. Jessie Armstead was one of the best players in Giants history and a key contributor on their Super Bowl championship team.

He was an All-Pro selection three times, and he also won two national titles with New York. Jessie is now retired from professional football but still works as a consultant for the team. He has been married to his wife Nichole for over 20 years, and they have two children together.

Jessie is currently involved in philanthropy through his foundation, which aims to help underprivileged youth in New York City area.

47. Lamar Thomas

Career

  • 1989-1992: Miami (FL)
  • 1993–1995: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1996–2000: Miami Dolphins
  • 2008–2010: Hampton (WR)
  • 2011–2012: WKU (WR)
  • 2013–2015: Louisville (WR)
  • 2016–2018: Kentucky (WR)
  • 2019: Salt Lake Stallions (WR)
  • 2023–present: Orlando Guardians (WR/Asst.HC)

Lamar Thomas is a former wide receiver who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Orlando Guardians. He was drafted by the Bucs in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft.

Thomas played college football at University of Miami where he set numerous team records and won two National Championships (1989 & 1991). After his successful career in professional football, Lamar became an assistant coach with the Orlando Guardians in 2018.

As a player, Lamar Thomas was known for his speed and receiving abilities. After playing football at Hampton University, he transferred to Kentucky where he became one of the top receivers in the SEC. He then embarked on a coaching career which has taken him to various colleges across the country.

In 2019, Lamar Thomas joined Orlando's Guardians as an assistant coach under head coach Jon Embree. His experience as both a receiver and assistant coach may help him continue his success in this field moving forward.

48. William Joseph

William Joseph Career

  • High school: Miami (FL) Edison
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
  • New York Giants (2003–2007), Oakland Raiders (2008–2009)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLII), Second-team Freshman All-American (1999), Third-team All-American (2001), First-team All-Big East (2002), Second-team All-Big East (2001)
  • Tackles: 88, Sacks: 7, Pass deflections: 7
  • Tackles: 88
  • Sacks: 7
  • Pass deflections: 7

William Joseph was drafted by the New York Giants in 2003. He played for the Giants from 2003 to 2007 and recorded 85 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 interception in his career.

After leaving the NFL, William Joseph spent some time playing for the Miami Dolphins before retiring at the end of the 2010 season. Outside of football, William Joseph is a financial advisor and owns his own business called "William's Wealth Management".

In addition to being an accomplished athlete and businessman, William Joseph also has a strong humanitarian background as he has supported several charities over the years including Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund among others.

At 43 years old, William Joseph continues to be active both on-and-off field as he participates in charity events such as Relay For Life each year alongside other former professional athletes such as Ronnie Lott and Thurman Thomas Jr.

Final Words

. . The University of Miami’s football program, the Miami Hurricanes, is one of the most renowned colleges in America. The team has produced some of the best players in history and they continue to do so today.

Some of the greatest players who have played for Miami include Don Shula, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino and Ronnie Lott. All these players were able to bring glory to the university with their on-field performances and helped make them one of the premier programs in college football.

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Andrew Kovacs

I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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