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The Best Miami Football Players of All Time

Updated July 13, 2020 42.3k votes 5.2k voters 102.2k views64 items

List RulesVote up the best Miami Hurricanes ever to take to the gridiron. Vote based on each player's University of Miami career only.

The Hurricanes from The University of Miami (or, THE U!) is one of the most storied programs in college football history. The Miami Hurricanes football team boasts 5 national titles, 9 conference championships, 2 Heisman Trophy winners, 35 consensus All-Americans, and that's not all. The Canes have also produced the most first round NFL draft picks of any college football program, and also hold the record for most consecutive drafts with at least one first round pick. Not to mention that 10 players from The U are now in the College Football Hall of Fame.

There have obviously been some greats at Miami, but who are the greatest? The following is a list of the best Miami Hurricanes ever. What do you think? Upvote the Miami Hurricane football players from any era, who you think are the best University of Miami players ever.

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  • 2
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    Ed Reed

    Free Safety

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  • 3
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    Ray Lewis

    Linebacker

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    Michael Irvin

    Wide receiver

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    Warren Sapp

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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    Andre Johnson

    Wide receiver

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    Reggie Wayne

    Wide receiver

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    #11 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#114 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Frank Gore

    Running back

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    Edgerrin James

    Running back

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  • 10
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    171

    Vince Wilfork

    Defensive lineman
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    154

    Clinton Portis

    Running back

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    Devin Hester

    Wide receiver
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    141

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    #7 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time#34 of 149 The Best New York Giants of All Time

  • 14
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    Jim Kelly

    Quarterback

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    #2 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl#3 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Willis McGahee

    Running back

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    115

    Jonathan Vilma

    Linebacker

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    Greg Olsen

    Tight end

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    161

    Santana Moss

    Wide receiver

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    Jerome Brown

    Defensive tackle

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    Cortez Kennedy

    Defensive tackle
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    Antrel Rolle

    Cornerback, Safety

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    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

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    Bernie Kosar

    Quarterback

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    #49 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#76 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

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    100

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker
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    208

    Jimmy Graham

    Tight end

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    #19 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#237 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever