The Miami Hurricanes Football program has a rich tradition of defensive backs making an impact in college football and the NFL. Names like Sean Taylor, Antrel Rolle, Ed Reed, Duane Starks, Phillip Buchanon and up and coming players like Sam Shields and Bruce Johnson are all building a tradition of strong DB play at Miami.
Some of these players have blossomed in college and had average pro careers, while others were decent producers in college and excelled when they got to the NFL. Mike Rumph is a prime example of a player who was a star defensive back at Miami, but when he got to the NFL he struggled. That doesn't diminish his contributions to the University of Miami during his time there.
The question remains, who is going to be the next great defensive back to come out of The U?
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