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The Best Miami Football Players of All Time

Updated July 13, 2020 43.0k votes 5.0k voters 95.9k 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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  • 1
    Ed Reed
    2,292
    392

    Ed Reed

    Free Safety

    BirthplaceSt. Rose, Louisiana

    Age42

    TeamsHouston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets

  • 2
    Ray Lewis
    2,315
    416

    Ray Lewis

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

    Age45

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

  • 3
    Sean Taylor
    2,410
    438

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    AgeDec. at 24 (1983-2007)

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 4
    Michael Irvin
    1,770
    304

    Michael Irvin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

    Age54

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

  • 5
    Warren Sapp
    1,348
    230

    Warren Sapp

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Age47

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 6
    Andre Johnson
    1,231
    217

    Andre Johnson

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age39

    TeamsHouston Texans, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 7
    Reggie Wayne
    1,150
    201

    Reggie Wayne

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age41

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Miami Hurricanes football

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    #112 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#14 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • 8
    Frank Gore
    1,185
    229

    Frank Gore

    Running back

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age37

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

  • 9
    Edgerrin James
    927
    167

    Edgerrin James

    Running back

    BirthplaceImmokalee, Florida

    Age42

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 10
    Vince Wilfork
    966
    177

    Vince Wilfork

    Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceBoynton Beach, Florida

    Age38

    TeamsNew England Patriots, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 11
    Clinton Portis
    889
    160

    Clinton Portis

    Running back

    BirthplaceLaurel, Mississippi, United States of America

    Age39

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 12
    Jim Kelly
    998
    221

    Jim Kelly

    Quarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age60

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers

  • 13
    Willis McGahee
    770
    134

    Willis McGahee

    Running back

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age38

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes football

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    #108 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#90 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time

  • 14
    Devin Hester
    1,060
    212

    Devin Hester

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceRiviera Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Age33

    TeamsChicago Bears, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 15
    Jeremy Shockey
    813
    148

    BirthplaceAda, Oklahoma

    Age40

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Miami Hurricanes football, New York Giants

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    #22 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time#7 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

  • 16
    Greg Olsen
    825
    142

    Greg Olsen

    Tight end

    BirthplaceWayne, New Jersey

    Age35

    TeamsCarolina Panthers

  • 17
    Jonathan Vilma
    615
    118

    Jonathan Vilma

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceCoral Gables, Florida

    Age38

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Miami Hurricanes football

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    #214 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#70 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

  • 18
    Santana Moss
    719
    165

    Santana Moss

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Age41

    TeamsWashington Redskins, New York Jets, Miami Hurricanes football

  • 19
    Jerome Brown
    560
    109

    Jerome Brown

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceBrooksville, Florida

    AgeDied at 27 (1965-1992)

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

  • 20
    Cortez Kennedy
    527
    100

    Cortez Kennedy

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceOsceola, Arkansas

    Age52

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks

  • 21
    Antrel Rolle
    506
    138

    Antrel Rolle

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHomestead, Florida

    Age37

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Miami Hurricanes football, New York Giants

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    #49 of 149 The Best New York Giants of All Time#36 of 225 The Best Arizona Cardinals of All Time

  • 22
    Jim Otto
    362
    77

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

    Age82

    TeamsOakland Raiders

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    #1516 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#20 of 28 The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances

  • 23
    Bernie Kosar
    484
    141

    Bernie Kosar

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio

    Age56

    TeamsCleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football, Dallas Cowboys

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    #49 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#83 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • 24
    Jimmy Graham
    691
    214

    Jimmy Graham

    Tight end

    BirthplaceGoldsboro, North Carolina

    Age33

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers

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    #223 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#13 of 34 The Most Overpaid Professional Athletes Right Now

  • 25
    Bryant McKinnie
    372
    94

    BirthplaceWoodbury, New Jersey

    Age41

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings

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    #47 of 98 The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports#86 of 135 The Best Minnesota Vikings Of All Time