Miami Hurricanes in the NFL

Miami Hurricanes in the NFL

The University of Miami's football program has set multiple records in producing players who go on to the National Football League. The Hurricanes hold the record for most players selected in the first round in a single draft (6, in 2004), most first-round draft picks in a two-year period (11, from 2003 to 2004), most first-round draft picks in a three-year period (15, from 2002 through 2004), and most first-round picks in a four-year period (19, from 2001 through 2004). For a 14-year period, from 1994 through 2008, Miami had at least one player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Hurricanes once had a streak of 149 consecutive regular season weeks where a former Hurricane scored a touchdown in an NFL game; the streak started in Week 15 of the 2002 NFL regular season and ended in Week 11 of the 2011 season. The Miami Hurricanes are also 10th overall on the NFL's all-time number of draft picks with 307.[1]

Since 1999, Miami Hurricanes has had 67 players selected, 2nd-most in the nation, behind only Ohio State University (77). In the same time-span, Hurricanes players were picked 33 times in the first-round, the most of any Division I university.[2] From the 2001 Miami Hurricanes football team alone, 17 players went on to compete in the NFL.

Over time, some sportswriters[3][4][5][6] have called Miami 'Quarterback U' as a result of the number of high-profile quarterbacks who attended UM, including Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Steve Walsh, Craig Erickson, Gino Torretta, and Ken Dorsey.

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Players

The following is a partial list (working on making it a full list) of Miami Hurricanes who are currently playing or have previously played professional football in the NFL and addition notes if they also played in any other professional leagues:

Active players and their respective teams, are bolded.

Guide to the symbols after players names:

~ (UMiami Football Ring of Honor)
* (UMiami Sports Hall of Fame)
# (First-Round Selection of the NFL Draft)
% (Pro Bowl Selection) (Place marker for now, as it's planned on adding this later)

Quarterbacks

There are no current UM QBs active in the NFL.

Running Backs

  • Swede Johnston - Started playing before the NFL Draft, and played for the Green Bay Packers (1931), Chicago Cardinals (1933), St Louis Gunners (1934), Green Bay (1934-1938), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1939-40).
  • John Noppenberg * - Drafted in the 13th round of the 1940 NFL Draft as the 113th pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1940–1941), and the Detroit Lions (1941).
  • Terry Fox - Drafted in the 17th round of the 1941 NFL Draft as the 153rd pick by Pittsburgh Steelers, and played for Philadelphia Eagles (1941, 1945), and for the Miami Seahawks (1946).
  • Howdy Plasman - Drafted in the 18th round of the 1944 NFL Drafts as the 183rd pick by the Chicago Bears.
  • Walt Watt - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1945 NFL Draft as the 18th pick by the Chicago Cardinals, and played for the Chicago Cardinals (1945).
  • Bob McDougal - Drafted in the 9th round of the 1947 NFL Draft as the 72nd pick by the Green Bay Packers, and played for the Green Bay Packers (1947).
  • Frank Smith - Drafted in the 18th round of the 1951 NFL Draft as the 218th pick by the New York Giants.
  • Will Stolk - Drafted in the 1952 NFL Draft in the 30th round as the 352nd pick by the Chicago Cardinals.
  • Bob Schneidenbach - Drafted in the 1953 NFL Draft in the 24th round as the 282nd pick by Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Jack Losch #* - played for the Green Bay Packers (1956), and then joined the Air Force.
  • Don Bosseler #*~ (College Football Hall of Fame) - played for the Washington Redskins (1957–1964).
  • Jim Vollenweider - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1962 AFL and NFL Draft as the 106th pick, and played for the San Francisco 49ers (1962–1963).
  • Nick Ryder - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 139th pick, and played for the Detroit Lions (1963–1964).
  • Pete Banaszak * - played for the Oakland Raiders (1966–1978).
  • Fred Cassidy - Drafted in the 16th round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the 418th pick, and ...
  • Vince Opalsky - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1970 NFL Draft as the 256th pick, and ...
  • Tom Sullivan * - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1972 NFL Draft as the 378th pick, and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1972–1977), and the Cleveland Browns (1978).
  • Chuck Foreman #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 12th pick, and played for the Minnesota Vikings (1973–1979), and the New England Patriots (1980).
  • Tom Smith - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 182nd pick, and ...
  • Woody Thompson - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 65th pick, and ...
  • Larry Bates - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 156th pick, and ...
  • Ottis Anderson #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1979 NFL Draft as the 8th pick, and played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1979–1986) and the New York Giants (1986–1992).
  • Ken Johnson - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1979 NFL Draft as the 284th pick, and ...
  • Mark Rush - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 100th pick, and ...
  • Speedy Neal - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 82nd pick, and ...
  • Keith Griffen - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 279th pick, and ...
  • Albert Bentley * - Drafted as a 2nd round supplemental pick of the 1984 NFL Draft, not assigned a pick number due to the use of the NFL Supplemental Draft rules, and played for the Indianapolis Colts (1985–1991) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992).
  • Alonzo Highsmith #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 3rd pick, and played for the Houston Oilers (1987–1989), Dallas Cowboys (1990–1991), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1991–1992).
  • Darryl Oliver - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 297th pick, and ...
  • Melvin Bratton - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 153rd pick and drafted in the 7th round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 180th pick, and played for the Denver Broncos (1989–1990). Retired after never full recovering from his 1988 Orange Bowl injury.
  • Warren Williams - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 155th pick, and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1988–1992), and the Indianapolis Colts (1993).
  • Cleveland Gary # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 26th pick, and played for the Los Angeles Rams (1989–1993), and the Miami Dolphins (1994).
  • Donnell Bennett - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 NFL Draft as the 58th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs (1994–2000), also played for the Washington Redskins (2001).
  • Larry Jones - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 103rd pick by the Washington Redskins (1995).
  • James Stewart - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 157th pick by the Minnesota Vikings (1995-1996).
  • Derrick Harris - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1996 NFL Draft as the 175th pick by the St. Louis Rams (1996, 1998-1999), also played for the San Diego Chargers (2001).
  • Edgerrin James* #$*~ - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1999 NFL Draft as the 4th pick by the Indianapolis Colts (1999–2005), also played for the Arizona Cardinals (2006–2008), and the Seattle Seahawks (2009).
  • Nick Luchey - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1999 NFL Draft as the 135th pick by the Cincinnati Bengals (1999–2002), also played for the Green Bay Packers (2003–2004), Cincinnati Bengals again (2005), and the Baltimore Ravens (2006).
  • James Jackson - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2001 NFL Draft as the 65th pick by the Cleveland Browns (2001–2003), also played for the Green Bay Packers (2004), and the Arizona Cardinals (2005).
  • Clinton Portis $- Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 51st pick by the Denver Broncos (2002–2003), also played for the Washington Redskins (2004-2010). Currently a Free Agent.
  • Najeh Davenport - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 135th pick by the Green Bay Packers (2002–2005), also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2006–2008), and the Indianapolis Colts (2008).
  • Willis McGahee #$ - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 23rd pick by the Buffalo Bills (2003–2006), also played for the Baltimore Ravens (2007–2010), and currently plays for the Denver Broncos (2011-present).
  • Frank Gore $- Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL Draft as the 65th pick and currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers (2005–present).
  • Jarrett Payton (Son of Walter Payton) - Undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft and signed by the Tennessee Titans (2005), but first played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe before playing for the Titans the 2005 NFL Season. Signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL (2007), also played for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL (2009), and in the Indoor Football League for one season with the Chicago Slaughter (2010).
  • Quadtrine Hill - played for the Houston Texans (2006), Chicago Bears (2006), New England Patriots (2007), Chicago Bears (2007). Is now a boxer.
  • Javarris James - Undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, signed with the Indianapolis Colts (Released) (2010), the New England Patriots (Practice Squad) (2010), and the Washington Redskins (Practice Squad) (2010). Currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts again (2010-present).
  • Tervaris Johnson - Undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs (2010–present).
  • Damien Berry - Undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens (2011-present).
  • Graig Cooper - Undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft and was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-present).

Tight Ends

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

  • Tom Kearns * - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1942 NFL Draft as the 68th pick by the New York Giants, and played for the New York Giants (1945) and the Chicago Cardinals (1946).
  • Pat Petroski - Drafted in the 28th round of the 1944 NFL Draft as the 289th pick by the Chicago/Pittsburgh Cardinal/Steelers combined team due to shortage of men for WWII.
  • Bill Levitt - Drafted in the 23rd round of the 1946 NFL Draft as the 212th pick by the Boston Yanks.
  • Harvey James - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1947 NFL Draft as the 56th pick by the Detroit Lions.
  • Ernie Settembre - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1949 NFL Draft as the 102nd pick by the Detroit Lions.
  • Mario DeMarco - Went undrafted and played for the Detroit Lions (1949).
  • Pete Mastellone - Drafted in the 13th round of the 1951 NFL Draft as the 152nd pick by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Dan Tassotti - Drafted in the 1954 NFL Draft in the 21st round as the 247th pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Jim Otto #*~ (Pro Football Hall of Fame) - played for the Oakland Raiders (1960–1974).
  • Bill Diamond - Drafted in the 13th round of the 1962 AFL and NFL Draft as the 174th pick, and played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1963).
  • Bob Dentel - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 206th pick, and ...
  • Mike Haggerty - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the 140th pick, and ...
  • Joe Mirto - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1968 NFL Draft as the 253rd pick, and ...
  • Bill Chambless - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1968 NFL Draft as the 401st pick, and ...
  • Dennis Harrah * - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 11th pick, and played for the Los Angeles Rams (1975–1987).
  • Bill Capraun - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 167th pick, and ...
  • Joe Wysock - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 118th pick, and ...
  • Steve Ludwig - Drafted in the 16th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 451st pick, and ...
  • George Demopoulis - Drafted in the 16th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 455th pick, and ...
  • Larry Browk - Drafted in the 9th round of the 1878 NFL Draft as the 224th pick, and ...
  • Mark Cooper - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 31st pick, and ...
  • Don Bailey - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 283rd pick, and ...
  • Dave Heffernan - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the 183rd pick, and ...
  • Gregg Rakoczy - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 32nd pick, and ...
  • Paul O'Connor - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 140th pick, and ...
  • Matt Patchan - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 64th pick, and ...
  • Mike Sullivan * - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 153rd pick, and played for the Dallas Cowboys (1991), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992–1996).
  • Luis Cristobal - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 278th pick, and ...
  • Leon Searcy #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 11th pick, and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992–1995), Jacksonville Jaguars (1996–2000), Baltimore Ravens (2001), and the Miami Dolphins (2002).
  • Kevin Harris - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 312th pick, and ...
  • Kipp Vickers - played for the Indianapolis Colts (1995–1997), Washington Redskins (1999), Baltimore Ravens (2000–2001), and the Washington Redskins (2002).
  • K.C. Jones * - played for the Denver Broncos (1997–2000).
  • Richard Mercier - Drafted in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL Draft as the 148th pick, and ...
  • Bryant McKinnie # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 7th pick by the Minnesota Vikings (2002-present) and currently Playing for the Baltimore Ravens (2011–present).
  • Martin Bibla - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 116th pick and played for the Atlanta Falcons (2002–2005), Denver Broncos (2006), the Arena Football League (2007–2008), the Canadian Football League (2009), and currently the United Football League (2009–present).
  • Joaquin Gonzalez - Drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 227th pick and played for the Cleveland Browns (2002–2004) and the Indianapolis Colts (2005).
  • Brett Romberg - played for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003–2005), St. Louis Rams (2006–2008), and currently playing for the Atlanta Falcons (2009–present).
  • Vernon Carey # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 19th pick and currently Playing for the Miami Dolphins (2004–present).
  • Carlos Joseph - Draft in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 254th pick and played for the San Diego Chargers (2004–2005), Jacksonville Jaguars (2006), and the Arena Football League (2007).
  • Chris Myers - Drafted in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft as the 200th pick and played for the Denver Broncos (2005–2007), and currently playing for the Houston Texans (2008–present).
  • Rashad Butler - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 89th pick, and played for the Carolina Panthers (2006), and currently playing for the Houston Texans (2007–present).
  • Eric Winston - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 66th pick and currently playing for the Houston Texans (2006–present).
  • Jason Fox - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft as the 128th pick and currently playing for the Detroit Lions (2010–present).
  • Orlando Franklin - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos (2011-present).

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Ends

  • Tom Jelley - Drafted in the 1951 NFL Draft in the 4th round as the 49th pick by the Chicago Bears, and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1951).
  • Jim Simon - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 208th pick, and played for Detroit Lions (1963–1965) and Atlanta Falcons (1966–1968).
  • Fred Brown - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1965 AFL and NFL Draft as the 37th pick, and ...
  • Bob Werl - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1965 AFL and NFL Draft as the 162nd pick, and ...
  • Mike Barnes * - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 35th pick, and played for the Baltimore Colts (1973–1981).
  • Eddie Edwards #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1977 NFL Draft as the 3rd pick, and played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1977–1988).
  • Dennis Breckner - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1977 NFL Draft as the 266th pick, and ...
  • Don Smith #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1979 NFL Draft as the 17th pick, and played for the Atlanta Falcons (1979–1984), Buffalo Bills (1985–1986), and the New York Jets (1987).
  • Fred Robinson - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 198th pick, and ...
  • Willie Broughton - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the 88th pick, and ...
  • Derwin Jones - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 269th pick, and ...
  • Daniel Stubbs * - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 33rd pick, and played for the San Francisco 49ers (1988–1989), Dallas Cowboys (1990–1991), Cincinnati Bengals (1991–1993), Philadelphia Eagles (1995), and the Miami Dolphins (1996–1999).
  • Bill Hawkins #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 21st pick, and played for the Los Angeles Rams (1989–1992), career ended early due to an knee injury.
  • Willis Peguese - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 72nd pick, and ...
  • Greg Mark * - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 79th pick, and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1990), and the Miami Dolphins (1990).[7]
  • Shane Curry - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 40th pick, and played for the Indianapolis Colts (1991). He was shot and killed in 1992.
  • Darren Krein - Drafted in th 5th round of the 1994 NFL Draft as the 150th pick, and played for the San Diego Chargers (1994).[8]
  • Pat Riley - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 52nd pick, played for the Chicago Bears (1995), and the Seattle Seahawks (1996).
  • Kenard Lang # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 17th pick, and played for the Washington Redskins (1997–2001), Cleveland Browns (2002–2005), and the Denver Broncos (2006).
  • Kenny Holmes # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 18th pick, and played for the Tennessee Oilers / Titans (1997–2000), and the New York Giants (2001–2003).
  • Michael Boireau - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2000 NFL Draft as the 56th pick and played for the Minnesota Vikings (2001–2002). He was forced to retire early from football due to a degenerative hip condition.
  • Jerome McDougle # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 15th pick and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2003–2007) and the New York Giants (2008).
  • Jamaal Green - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 131st pick and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2003–2004), Chicago Bears (2005–2006), Washington Redskins (2007).
  • Andrew Williams - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 89th pick and played for the San Francisco 49ers (2003–2004).
  • Matt Walters - Drafted in the 5th round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 150th pick and played for the New York Jets (2003).
  • Baraka Atkins - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the 120th pick and played for the Seattle Seahawks (2007–2008), San Francisco 49ers (2009), and currently playing for the Denver Broncos (2010–present).
  • Calais Campbell - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft as the 50th pick and currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals (2008–present).
  • Eric Moncur - Went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010–present).

Defensive Tackles

  • Al Carapella * PBx1 - Drafted in the 1951 NFL Draft in the 5th round as the 54th pick by the San Francisco 49ers, and played for the San Francisco 49ers (1951–1955).
  • Bill Watts - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1962 AFL and NFL Draft as the 161st pick, and ...
  • Roland Benson - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 60th pick, and ...
  • Eugene Trosch # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the 24th pick, and ...
  • Bob Tatareck - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1968 NFL Draft as the 34th pick, and ...
  • Hank Urbanowicz - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1968 NFL Draft as the 198th pick, and ...
  • Rubin Carter * - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 121 pick, and played for the Denver Broncos (1975–1986).
  • Gary Dunn - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 159th pick, and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1976–1987).
  • Don Latimer #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 27th pick, and played for the Denver Broncos (1978–1983).
  • Jim Burt * - played for the New York Giants (1981–1988), and the San Francisco 49ers (1989–1991).
  • Lester Williams #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 27th pick, and played for the New England Patriots (1982–1985), San Diego Chargers (1986), and the Seattle Seahawks (1987).
  • Bob Nelson - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 120th pick, and ...
  • Tony Chickillo - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 131st pick, and ...
  • Dallas Cameron - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the 194th pick, and ...
  • Kevin Fagan * - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1986 NFL Draft as the 102nd pick, and played for the San Francisco 49ers (1987–1993).
  • Jerome Brown #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 9th pick, and played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987–1991).
  • Dan Sileo - Drafted as a 3rd round supplemental pick of the 1987 NFL Draft, not assigned a pick number due to the use of the NFL Supplemental Draft rules, and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987–1988?), in the World League of American Football (1992), and in the Arena Football League (1994).
  • Cortez Kennedy #*~ - Drafted in the 1st round in the 1990 NFL Draft as the 3rd pick, and played for the Seattle Seahawks (1990–2000).
  • Jimmie Jones - Drafted in the 3rd round in the 1990 NFL Draft as the 64th pick, and played for the Dallas Cowboys (1990–1993), Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1994–1996), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1997).
  • Russell Maryland #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 1st pick, played for the Dallas Cowboys (1991–1995), Oakland Raiders (1996–1999), and the Green Bay Packers (2000).
  • Warren Sapp #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th pick, and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995–2003) and the Oakland Raiders (2004–2007).
  • Damione Lewis # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2001 NFL Draft as the 12th pick and played for the St. Louis Rams (2001–2005), Carolina Panthers (2006–2009), and the New England Patriots (2010). Currently playing for the Houston Texans (2010-present).
  • William Joseph # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 25th pick and played for the New York Giants (2003–2007), and currently playing for the Oakland Raiders (2008–present).
  • Vince Wilfork # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 21st pick and currently playing for the New England Patriots (2004–present).
  • Orien Harris - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 133rd pick and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2006), Cleveland Browns (2006), Buffalo Bills (2007), New Orleans Saints (2007), Cincinnati Bengals (2008), St. Louis Rams (2009), Detroit Lions (2009), and currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals (2009–present).
  • Kareem Brown - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the 127th pick and played for the New England Patriots (2007), New York Jets (2007–2008), New York Giants (2009), and currently playing for the Tennessee Titans (2009–present).
  • Antonio Dixon - currently playing for the Philadelphia Eagles (2009–present).
  • Dwayne Hendricks - currently playing for the New York Giants (2009–present).
  • Joe Joseph - Went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and signed with the Tennessee Titans (2010). Currently playing for the Washington Redskins (2010-present).

Linebackers

  • Nick Chickillo - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1953 NFL Draft as the 172nd pick by the Chicago Cardinals, and played for the Chicago Cardinals (1953).
  • Jim O'Mahoney - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 100th pick, and played for the Minnesota Vikings (1965–1966).
  • Dan Conners * - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1964 AFL and NFL Draft as the 70th pick, and played for the Oakland Raiders (1964–1974).
  • Ken Corbin - Drafted in the 15th round of the 1968 NFL Draft as the 388th pick, and ...
  • Ted Hendricks *~ (College Football Hall of Fame) , (Pro Football Hall of Fame) - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1969 NFL Draft as the 33rd pick, and played for the Baltimore Colts (1969–1973), Green Bay Packers (1974), and the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders (1975–1983).
  • Tony Cline * - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1970 NFL Draft as the 102nd pick, and played for the Oakland Raiders (1970–1975), and the San Francisco 49ers (1976–1977).
  • Al Palewicz - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 197th pick, and ...
  • Steadman Scavella - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 145th pick, and ...
  • John McGriff - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 196th pick, and ...
  • George Halas - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 301st pick, and ...
  • David Jefferson - Drafted in the 9th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 228th pick, and ...
  • Jay Brophy - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 53rd pick, and ...
  • Scott Nicolas - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 310th pick, and ...
  • Joe Kohlbrand - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the 206th pick, and ...
  • John McVeigh - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1986 NFL Draft as the 321st pick, and ...
  • Winston Moss - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 50th pick, and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987–1990), Los Angeles Raiders (1991–1994), and the Seattle Seahawks (1995–1997).
  • Victor Morris - played for the Miami Dolphins (1987).
  • George Mira, Jr. * - Drafted in 12th round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 331st pick, and no record of him actually playing though according to the NFL.com.
  • Rod Carter - Drafted in 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 252nd pick, and ...
  • Randy Shannon - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 280th pick, and played for the Dallas Cowboys (1989–1990). Served as Head Coach of the Miami Hurricanes Football team from 2007-2010.
  • Bernard Clark - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 65th pick, and played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1990–1991), Seattle Seahawks (1991), and Arena Football League for two seasons.
  • Richard Newbill - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 126th pick, and ...
  • Micheal Barrow * - Drafted in 2nd round of the 1993 NFL Draft as the 46th pick, and played for the Houston Oilers (1993–1996), Carolina Panthers (1997–1999), New York Giants (2000–2003), Washington Redskins (2004), and the Dallas Cowboys (2005).
  • Darrin Smith * - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1993 NFL Draft as the 54th pick, and played for the Dallas Cowboys (1993–1996), Philadelphia Eagles (1997), Seattle Seahawks (1998–1999), and the New Orleans Saints (2000–2004).
  • Jessie Armstead * - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1993 NFL Draft as the 207th pick, and played for the New York Giants (1993–2001), Washington Redskins (2002–2003), and the Carolina Panthers (2004).
  • Rohan Marley - played for the Canadian Football League (1995), side note - this is one of Bob Marley the musician's sons.
  • Ray Lewis #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1996 NFL Draft as the 26th pick, and currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens (1996–present).
  • Twan Russell - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 148th pick, and played for the Washington Redskins (1997–1999), Miami Dolphins (2000–2002), and Atlanta Falcons (2003).[9]
  • Nate Webster - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft as the 90th pick and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000–2003), Cincinnati Bengals (2004–2005), and the Denver Broncos (2006–2008).
  • Dan Morgan # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2001 NFL Draft as the 11th pick and played for the Carolina Panthers (2001–2007), retired early due to injuries.
  • Jonathan Vilma # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 12th pick, and played for the New York Jets (2004–2007), and currently is playing for the New Orleans Saints (2008–present).
  • D.J. Williams # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 17th pick and currently playing for the Denver Broncos (2004–present).
  • Darrell McClover - Drafted in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 213th pick, and played for the New York Jets (2004–2005), and currently playing for the Chicago Bears (2006–present).
  • Rocky McIntosh - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 35th pick and currently playing for the Washington Redskins (2006–present).
  • Leon Williams - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 110th pick, and played for the Cleveland Browns (2006–2009), United Football League (2009), and currently playing for the Dallas Cowboys (2010–present).
  • Jon Beason # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the 25th pick and currently playing for the Carolina Panthers (2007–present).
  • Tavares Gooden - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft as the 71st pick by the Baltimore Ravens (2008-present) and currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers (2011-present).
  • Spencer Adkins - Drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL Draft as the 176th pick and currently playing for the Atlanta Falcons (2009–present).
  • Darryl Sharpton - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft as the 102nd pick and currently playing for the Houston Texans (2010–present).
  • Colin McCarthy - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans (2011-present).

Defensive Backs

  • Jack Johnson * - played for the Chicago Bears (1957–1959), Buffalo Bills (1960–61), and the Dallas Texas (1961).
  • John Sisk - Drafted in the 17th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 234th pick, and played for the Chicago Bears (1964).
  • Ben Rizzo - Drafted in the 20th round of the 1963 AFL and NFL Draft as the 270th pick, and ...
  • Tom Beier * - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the 241st pick, and played for the Miami Dolphins (1967, 1969).
  • Bill Trout - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1970 NFL Draft as the 188th pick, and ...
  • Tony Stawarz - Drafted in the 16th round of the 1971 NFL Draft as the 412th pick, and ...
  • Burgess Owens #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 13th pick, and played for the New York Jets (1973–1979), and the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1980–1982).
  • Ernie Jones - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 153rd pick, and ...
  • John Turner - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 48th pick, and ...
  • Bryan Ferguson - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 269th pick, and ...
  • Gene Coleman - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1980 NFL Draft as the 326th pick, and ...
  • John Swain - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1981 NFL Draft as the 101st pick, and ...
  • Fred Marion * - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 112th pick, and played for the New England Patriots (1982–1991).
  • Ronnie Lippett * - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1983 NFL Draft pick 214th pick, and played for the New England Patriots (1983–1988, 1990–1991).
  • Rodney Bellinger - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft as the 77th pick, and played for the Buffalo Bills (1984–1986).
  • Reggie Sutton - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1986 NFL Draft as the 115th pick, and played for the New Orleans Saints (1987–1988).
  • Tolbert Bain - was not drafted in 1987, but not sure if he played or not, so I am leaving this as placemarker till then.
  • Bennie Blades #*~ (College Football Hall of Fame) - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 3rd pick, and played for the Detroit Lions (1988–1996), and the Seattle Seahawks (1997).
  • Darrell Fullington - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1988 NFL Draft as the 124th pick, and played for the Minnesota Vikings (1988–1990), New England Patriots (1991), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992–1993).
  • Bubba McDowell - Drafted in 3rd round of the 1989 NFL Draft as the 77th pick, and played for the Houston Oilers (1989–1994), and the Carolina Panthers (1995).
  • Kenn Berry - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 256th pick, and ...
  • Bobby Harden - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1990 NFL Draft as the 315th pick, and ...
  • Robert Bailey - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 107th pick, and played for the Los Angeles Rams (1991–1994), Dallas Cowboys (1995), Washington Redskins (1995), Miami Dolphins (1996), Detroit Lions (1997–1999), Baltimore Ravens (2000), Detroit Lions (2001), and suffered a career ending broken neck injury in 2001 with the Lions.
  • Roland Smith - Drafted in the 8th round of the 1991 NFL as the 220th pick, by the Miami Dolphins, but apparently never played a game according NFL.com.
  • Darryl Williams # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 28th pick, and played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1992–1995), Seattle Seahawks (1996–1999), and the Cincinnati Bengals (2000–2001).
  • Anthony Hamlet - Drafted in the 10th round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 263rd pick, and played for the Indianapolis Colts (1993).[10]
  • Ryan McNeil * - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1993 NFL Draft as the 33rd pick, and played for the Detroit Lions (1993–1996), St. Louis Rams (1997–1998), Cleveland Browns (1999), Dallas Cowboys (2000), San Diego Chargers (2001–2002), and the Denver Broncos (2003).
  • C.J. Richardson - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 211th pick, and played for the Arizona Cardinals (1995), and the Seattle Seahawks (1997).[11]
  • Dexter Seigler - played for the Seattle Seahawks (1996–1997).
  • Tremain Mack - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 111th pick, and played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1997–2000).[12]
  • Marcus Wimberly - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 133rd pick, and played for the Atlanta Falcons (1997).[13]
  • Carlos Jones - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 211th pick, and ...
  • Duane Starks # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1998 NFL Draft as the 10th pick, and played for the Baltimore Ravens (1998–2001), Arizona Cardinals (2002–2004), New England Patriots (2005), and the Oakland Raiders (2006–2007).
  • Earl Little - played for the New Orleans Saints (1998–1999), Cleveland Browns (2000–2004), and the Green Bay Packers (2005).
  • Leonard Myers - Drafted in the 6th round of the 2001 NFL Draft as the 200th pick and played for the New England Patriots (2001–2002), New York Jet (2003), and the Chicago Bears (2003).
  • Al Blades - played for the San Francisco 49ers (2001).
  • Phillip Buchanon # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 17th pick and played for the Oakland Raiders (2002–2004), Houston Texans (2005–2006), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006–2008), Detroit Lions (2009), and currently playing for the Washington Redskins (2010–present).
  • Ed Reed - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 24th pick and currently playing for the Baltimore Ravens (2002–present).
  • Mike Rumph # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft as the 27th pick, and played for the San Francisco 49ers (2002–2005), Washington Redskins (2006), and the St. Louis Rams (2007).
  • Sean Taylor # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 5th pick and played for the Washington Redskins (2004–2007), was killed in a home invasion in 2007.
  • Alfonso Marshall - Drafted in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 215th pick and played for the Chicago Bears (2004).
  • Antrel Rolle # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft as the 8th pick, played for the Arizona Cardinals (2005–2009), and currently playing for the New York Giants (2010–present).
  • Kelly Jennings # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 31st pick by the Seattle Seahawks (2006-2010) and currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals (2011-present).
  • Tanard Davis - played for the Indianapolis Colts (2006), Carolina Panthers (2007), Philadelphia Eagles (2007), St. Louis Rams (2008), New Orleans Saints (2008), and the Tennessee Titans (2008).
  • Marcus Maxey - Drafted in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 154th pick and played for the Kansas City Chiefs (2006), Chicago Bears (2006), and the Kansas City Chiefs (2006–2007).
  • Brandon Meriweather # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the 24th pick by the New England Patriots (2007-2010) and currently playing for the Chicago Bears (2011–present).
  • Glenn Sharpe - played for the Atlanta Falcons (2008), New Orleans Saints (2009), and the Indianapolis Colts (2010).
  • Kenny Phillips # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2008 NFL Draft as the 31st pick and currently playing for the New York Giants (2008–present).
  • Bruce Johnson - Went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and is currently playing for the New York Giants (2009–present).
  • Sam Shields - Went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and is currently playing for the Green Bay Packers (2010–present).
  • Randy Phillips - Went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and was signed by the Detroit Lions (2010).
  • Brandon Harris - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans (2011-present).
  • DeMarcus Van Dyke - Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders (2011-present).
  • Ryan Hill - Undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings (2011-present).

Placekickers/Punters/Kickoff Specialists

  • Dan Miller * - Drafted in the 11th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 281st pick, and played for the New England Patriots (1982), Baltimore Colts (1982), and the USFL (1984–1985).
  • Jeff Feagles * PBx2 - Went undrafted in the 1988 NFL Draft and played for the New England Patriots (1988–1989), Philadelphia Eagles (1990–1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994–1997), Seattle Seahawks (1998–2002), and the New York Giants (2003–2010). Side Note: Feagles was the last remaining NFL player featured in Tecmo Super Bowl, which was released in 1991.[14] He is also the all-time leader in consecutive games played by an NFL player, along other records.[15]
  • Carlos Huerta * - Drafted in the 12th round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 315th pick, and played for the Canadian Football League (1994–1995), Chicago Bears (1996), St. Louis Rams (1997), and the Arena Football League (1998–2001).
  • Matt Bosher - Drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons (2011-present).

Kickoff Returners/Punt Returners/Return Specialists

  • Tremain Mack - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1997 NFL Draft as the 111th pick, and played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1997–2000).
  • Devin Hester - Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 57th pick, and currently plays for the Chicago Bears (2006–present).

Head Coaches

Of Miami's last five head coaches, four have gone directly on to professional head coaching positions, three with the NFL. They are:

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.drafthistory.com/n_college/college_n.html
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Hyde, David (2009-10-07). "Miami's Jacory Harris has earned entry into elite club at Quarterback U". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/dave_hyde/10/07/harris/index.html. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Janie (2009-08-25). "From Quarterback U to Who's Left". NBCMiami.com. http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/Two-QBs-Bail-on-Miami-13-Days-Before-Opener-54817647.html. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  5. ^ Bernstein, Vic (2008-11-04). "A.C.C. Notebook: Plenty of Competition at Quarterback U". The New York Times. http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/acc-notebook-plenty-of-competition-at-quarterback-u/. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Bob (2006-08-27). "College Football Preview: 'Quarterback U' pupils schooled". The Florida Times Union. http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/082706/col_4562920.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/gregmark/profile?id=MAR191673
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/darrenkrein/profile?id=KRE180062
  9. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/twanrussell/profile?id=RUS736497
  10. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/anthonyhamlet/profile?id=HAM390119
  11. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/c.j.richardson/profile?id=RIC391413
  12. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/tremainmack/profile?id=MAC404354
  13. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/marcuswimberly/profile?id=WIM508098
  14. ^ http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/The-Official-End-of-the-Tecmo-Super-Bowl-Era-92520584.html
  15. ^ http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/history/pdfs/Records/All_Time_Individual_Records.pdf

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