Miami is excellent at producing incredible players. If you go to Miami, you are automatically guaranteed a spot in the NFL. That is why I am counting down the top 10 greatest players in Miami Hurricanes history. Stay tuned!
Sean Taylor was on of the greatest safties of all time. I am deeply sorry for not putting him higher, and I know I will recieve critisizm. Taylor had a monster year in 2003, with 10 INT's, 77 tackles and a last second 67 yard INT touchdown against BC. He is loved by the Miami Hurricanes coummunity and he will be deeply missed.
Bennie Blades was a real competitor. At University of Miami, Blades won the Thorpe Award and shares the NCAA INT record with Sean Taylor. Blades had it all, speed, strength and toughness. He also had clear intimidation ability. People can call him a punk, a loud mouth and a bully. I call him one of the greatest safties of all time.
Maryland was one of the most intense and dedicated players in college football, especially for a defensive tackle. He would leap on the running back and bring him down with the ferocity of Lambert. In 1991, he registered 96 tackles, 10 1/2 sacks, a Outland Trophy and was selected as the 1st pick of the NFL Draft.
Ah Ed Reed. One of the NFL's greatest ballhawks. In 2001, he had 9 INT's, 4 for touchdowns. Even after he intercepted a ball, he acted like a reciever. Now letting one living thing even touch him. He could have been a reciever, but instead he is one heck of a saftey.
Edgerrin James was simply breaking records all over the place. First of all, there was the most 100 yards rushing games. Edge blew that record out of the water. Then there was the record of having 2 1,000 yard seasons. Edge hit like a linebacker and can catch, rush, hit, block and even pass in some wildcat situations. He reminds me of a Transformer.
He is with out a doubt the most underrated player in the NFL of all time. In 2002-2003, when he was a junior at Miami, he recorded a Derrick Brooks like 108 tackles, notched 4 sacks, forced 2 fumbles and broke up 2 passes. He can blitz, tackle and break up the pass. He reminds me of Ray Lewis. It is an absolute outrage that no one even knows who he is! AN OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!
QB KILLAH!!!!! The infamous Miami Hurricane defensive tackle had so many awards, they couldn't fit in his room! He won the Lombardi Award, the Nagurski Award, the Outland Trophy, the Bill Willis Award and the Big East defensive player of the year award. SHEESH!!! He fought blockers like an animal and a monster on the football field.
One of the greatest collegiate linebackers to ever play the game in my opinion. In 2001, he recorded 75 tackles and 2 forced fumbles, one for a touchdown as well as 3 pass deflections and an interception. The next year, he did even better recording 133 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 3 fumble recoveries. He, along with teammate D.J Williams, was a finalist for the Butkus award.
Ray Lewis is one of the greatest linebackers of all time. My whole family hates him because he was accused of something he didn't do, but personally I love the guy. At the U of M, he was runner up for the Butkus Award. In his junior season he had 160 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and 2 INT's. I know I shouldn't like him but I kind of have to.
My favorite player of all time. He wasn't the anonymous choice but he is indeed the greatest player in Canes history. In 2001, he had an astounding season, rushing for 1,200 yards and 10 TD's. He was even better in the NFL. In his second season with the Broncos he had 1,591 yards and 16 scores. He made the Pro Bowl and secured himself as an NFL star. I know I will recieve critisism but I truly believe he is Miami's greatest star of all time. He is also a good person with a heart of gold and has tons of charities.