The Streak at the U

Hurricane fans can sit back, take a deep breath and relax now. The University of Miami, aka NFL U, aka “The U” is notorious for it’s pipeline to the NFL. UM has the most players selected in the first round of a single year (6), the most first round selections in a 2 year period (11), and the most first round selections in a 3 year period (15). Since 1994 at least one player from the University of Miami has been selected in the first round of the NFL free agent draft. The streak now stands at 14 years with the selection of Kenny Phillips by the New York Giants.

They are called quarterback U, linebacker U, wide receiver U, running back U, tight end U, and so on because of the dominance of Miami at each of these positions over the past 25 years. It just became easier with that big orange and green U on the helmet to call Miami “The U”. Is there any question why they are called NFL U?

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2 responses to “The Streak at the U

  1. They havent been all that good as of late, but I think moving out of Coral Gables to Pro Player or whatever it is called now is going to hurt any home field advantage.

  2. The Canes will certainly lose a great deal of their homefield advantage moving out of the Orange Bowl. Dolphin Stadium formerly known as Pro Player Stadium will always be Joe Robbie stadium to me.

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