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Andre Johnson, Ken Dorsey and a national championship trophy. Any questions?
Yeah, this group was not awful.
In fact, a few years back, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated called it the ninth-best recruiting class in the history of the sport.
Ken Dorsey, Andre Johnson, Clinton Portis, Bryant McKinnie, Vernon Carey and Phillip Buchanon were the gems of the class.
Dorsey finished his Miami career with a 38-2 record, holding school and Big East Conference records with 9,565 passing yards, 86 touchdowns and 668 completions. Dorsey also earned the Maxwell Award, two Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors and a pair of top-five Heisman Trophy finishes in 2001 and 2002.
At the time, Johnson was only the second receiver in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in a season, and the first-team All-Big East honoree caught 88 passes for 1,777 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career. The third overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft, Johnson has been elected to seven Pro Bowls as a member of the Houston Texans.
McKinnie, a JUCO transfer, did not allow a single sack while with the Hurricanes and even finished eighth in the 2001 Heisman voting. Carey ceded a few sacks but led the team with 42 pancake blocks in 2002. Both players were selected during the first round of their respective NFL drafts.
Buchanon was a first-team All-American in 2001, and during his college career, the Fort Myers native knocked down 10 passes and scored five total touchdowns as a returner and cornerback. Later, he was selected in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft.
Jason Geathers, Kevin Beard, Jarrett Payton and Maurice Sikes may not have been stars, but each player occupied an important role.
Geathers and Beard combined for 2,100 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns, while Payton ran for 985 yards and seven scores during his best season. Sikes earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior, racking up 68 tackles and three interceptions in 2002.
The 1999 class was easily the best in Miami history, and it was certainly one of the best ever, too.
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