Miami Hurricanes Football

Hurricanes Football 11×14 Gallery Returns

Our refurbished and expanded 11×14 gallery has arrived at Caneshooter.com.

Formerly part of the Canesport merchandise site, the expanded 11×14 gallery is a collection of over 200 our best and/or most popular images of the greatest ‘Canes of the past 20 years, spanning my time as a student and as the team photographer.

Many of the great ones are here, such as Andre Johnson holding up the Sears Trophy, Darren Krein saluting after a sack, Gino Toretta carried off the field on his teammates shoulders after the Heisman clinching San Diego State game, James Jackson flying over the opposition in the Micron Bowl, Jeremy Shockey celebrating after scoring the game-winning touchdown over FSU, Carlos Huerta and Leon Searcy during the 1991 National Championship Parade (before the car caught on fire!), Orien Harris standing over FSU’s Chris Rix in the 2003 mud bath, the “Flying ‘Canes” shot of Santana Moss and Andre King from the 2000 Gator Bowl, Sean Taylor returning an interception past a diving Gator, Taylor again nailing a Pitt receiver in mid-air, Vince Wilfork nailing FSU’s Leon Washington in the 2004 Orange Bowl and Sebastian the Ibis through the smoke with the American Flag.

There are also stock shots of Steve Walsh, Craig Erickson, Lamar Thomas, Warren Sapp, Al Blades, Antrel Rolle, Clinton Portis, Dan Morgan, Damione Lewis, Bubba Franks, Darryl Sharpton, Devin Hester, Donnell Bennett, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Reed, Edgerrin James, Frank Gore, Greg Olsen, Jarrett Payton, Jerome McDougle, Jimmy Graham, Jonathan Vilma, Joaquin Gonzalez, Kellen Winslow, Kelly Jennings, Ken Dorsey, Kennard Lang, Kenny Holmes, Michael Barrow, Najeh Davenport, Nate Brooks, Nate Webster, Ray Lewis, Reggie Wayne, Rocky McIntosh, Rohan Marley, Roscoe Parrish, Russell Maryland, Rusty Madearis, Yatil Green, Willis McGahee and others.

Get 20% off photos from this gallery through December by entering the code  “11×14″ at checkout at Caneshooter.com!


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Miami 45, Florida A&M 0

Ray Ray Armstrong returns an interception 22 yards for a touchdown during the 2nd quarter of the Hurricanes 45-0 victory over Florida A&M last night at Sun Life Stadium.

Here’s the morning roundup of local coverage of last night’s game:

Miami Herald

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Palm Beach Post


Welcome to Jacory’s House

The Hurricanes take on FAMU tonight at 7:30pm at Sun Life Stadium (Jacory’s House) and will be broadcast on ESPN3.


Jacory Harris on O’Brien, Maxwell, Manning Lists

UM’s Jacory Harris is on the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, is a preseason candidate for the Manning Quarterback Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback by the Sugar Bowl Committee, and the Maxwell Award, awarded to the best collegiate player by the Maxwell Football Club in Philadelphia.

The junior from Northwestern High School in Miami was selected as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week four times last season, and was the first ‘Canes quarterback to pass for 3000 yards in a season since Ken Dorsey did it in 2002.


Leonard Hankerson on Belitnikoff List

UM’s Leonard Hankerson is a preseason candidate for the Belitnikoff Award, presented annually to the best collegiate receiver.

The senior from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale led the Hurricanes in receiving last season with 45 receptions for 801 yards and six touchdowns.


Brandon Harris on Nagurski, Thorpe Preseason Lists

UM’s Brandon Harris is on the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, and is a preseason candidate for the Jim Thorpe Trophy, presented annually to the best defensive back.

The junior from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami was a first team All-ACC selection last season and is a 2010 Sporting News Preseason All-America selection.


Allen Bailey Added to 4th Watchlist

UM’s defensive lineman Allen Bailey was added to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award (down linemen) on Friday.

The senior from Sapelo, Georgia is also up for the Bednarik Award (best defensive player), Ted
Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (also best defensive player).


Colin McCarthy on Butkus Watch List

UM’s Colin McCarthy is on the preseason watch list for the Dick Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker. The senior from Clearwater Catholic High School was a second team All-ACC selection last season and joins fellow ‘Cane linebacker Sean Spence on the list.

McCarthy is also on the Bednarik Award list (best defensive player in college) and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy list (best defensive player).


Matt Bosher on Groza Watch List

UM’s Matt Bosher is on the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation’s top placekicker. The senior kicker from Jupiter, Florida is also a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, which recognizes seniors who excel in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.

Read AP reporter Tim Reynold’s recent story on Bosher here.


Orlando Franklin: All Business?

A story in today’s Miami Herald describes ‘Canes OL Orlando Franklin as “all business” and that he is “a scowler.”

Except after wins over Oklahoma, that is:


Zampogna, Gonzalez, Marley on allCanes Radio Tonight

Former ‘Canes Rohan Marley, Joaquin Gonzalez and Francesco Zampogna will join Brian “The Beast” London on allCanes Radio, live from Smoke’t Southern Kitchen and Tap in Coral Gables tonight at 7pm.

Marley played at Miami from 1992-94 and played for Ottawa of the CFL in 1995. He is the son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley.

Gonzalez starred at Miami from 1997-2001 and spent four years in the NFL with the Browns and Colts.

Zampogna was the ‘Canes primary kicker during the 2007 season. Showing the form of Garo Yepremian but the results of Dan Marino, his touchdown pass on a fake field goal (above) helped lift the ‘Canes past the Seminoles in Tallahassee that year.

Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald will also appear.

You can listen to allCanes Radio online by visiting allCanes.com.


Cleveland Rocks Saturday’s Practice


Seantrel who?

Asante Cleveland, a 6’5,” 255 pound freshman tight end from Sacramento, California, was the newcomer to watch during Saturday’s practice in front of 3000 ‘Canes fans.

Cleveland sure caught Coach Shannon’s eye; he had this to say while meeting with reporters after practice: “I’m very excited about Asante Cleveland’s performance today. The big catch he had with three people around him was unbelievable.”


On To Football Season We Go

After UM Baseball’s disaster in Ganesville I thought the summer doldrums would commence with the image of error after error burned in my brain until football season. Fortunately for me the marketing department wanted to do their football shoot this week, and now I’m in full football mode.

So early this morning I made my way to Joe Robbie Stadium Pro Player Stadium Dolphin Stadium Landshark Stadium Sun Life Stadium to shoot Jacory Harris, Brandon Harris, Allen Bailey, Matt Bosher, Orlando Franklin, Colin McCarthy and Leonard Hankerson for the 2010 Hurricanes poster. We set up in the ‘Canes locker room and did the group shot then had fun with some individual set ups.

While I’ll wait for the poster release before I show the groups I’ll give you a peek at the individuals, like Jacory’s shot above, every so often in the coming days on the Caneshooter.com Facebook fan page.


The Dog Days of Summer


If you’re wondering about the recent lack of posts, well, it seems the dog days of summer are upon us. Our ambition at the start of this blog was to promote our website with a photo each and every day but as we reach the “offseason” (coaches always deny there is an offseason) it becomes harder and harder to keep up with relevant posts and images.

You may have noticed we recently changed the name of the blog from “The Daily Caneshooter” to “Miami Hurricanes Photo Blog.” This reflects the change from our original ambition to something more realistic. As always, you can get your ‘Canes photo fix by visiting caneshooter.com, where we now have over 32,000 photos uploaded.

So what will we post during the “offseason?” Well, we are in the middle of an ambitious scanning project which should take most of the summer. From JC’s start at UM in the early 1990’s, progressing from student to Team Photographer, to about 2001, slides and negatives were the method of imagemaking. Re-editing and scanning the thousands of images is a time-consuming task, and as we progress through the archive we’ll post some “archive finds” on the blog.

Our first example is a shot of former ‘Canes RB Dyral McMillan fighting off the attempted tackle by Arizona State DB Pat Tillman (yes, THAT Pat Tillman) during a game in 1997.


Micanor Regis Excels on Another Field

Relays and sprints aren’t the only segments of track & field in which Hurricanes football players excel. Defensive lineman Micanor Regis was the leading collegian with a throw of 14.40 meters during last week’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

In today’s shot put competition at the 2010 ACC Track & Field Championships in Clemson, South Carolina, Regis improved his personal best to 14.54 meters.


‘Canes 4×100 Relay Team Shines at Hurricanes Alumni Invitational

The ‘Canes football program has a long, rich tradition of players who excelled in track, and yesterday’s 4×100 relay team was no exception. Cory Nelms, DeMarcus VanDyke, Travis Benjamin and Brandon McGee finished first in the event with a time of 40.15 seconds, the fastest by a Miami relay team since the 1998 season and is the third fastest time in school history.


Graham Headlines Allcanes Autograph Session #2

Jimmy Graham, Eric Moncur and Joe Joseph will appear at Allcanes in Coral Gables next Saturday, April 17th from 12-1pm. A limited number of 8×10 action photos, and 8×10 and 16×20 versions of the composite print of Graham shown above, will be available. For more information, visit Allcanes.com.


Travis Benjamin Shines in Spring Game

Junior wide receiver Travis Benjamin hauled in six catches for 171 yards and a touchdown during Miami’s Spring Game Saturday at Traz Powell Stadium. Here, Benjamin leaves defensive back Vaughn Telemaque grasping for air after one of his catches.


Is Peter King Skeptical of Sean Taylor?

Our friend Platon over at proCanes.com blogged yesterday about Sports Illustrated writer Peter King’s seeming omission of Sean Taylor as a quality draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Read the post here.


Meet Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller stiff arms Demarcus Van Dyke during last week’s scrimmage at Lockhart Stadium. Miller, a redshirt freshman, gained 63 yards on seven carries and scored two touchdowns, including an impressive 44 yard run up the middle to the end zone.


Meet Storm Johnson

A couple thousand fans got to know running back Storm Johnson as he ran 10 times for 104 yards and a touchdown during the Hurricanes scrimmage at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale.

Read more about the scrimmage here.


‘Canes Help Saints to Super Bowl Victory

Former Hurricanes greats Jonathan Vilma and Jeremy Shockey became the 14th and 15th ‘Canes to earn both Super Bowl rings AND National Championship rings as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 last night in Super Bowl XLIV.

Shockey also became the 9th former ‘Cane to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl with his 4th quarter TD catch. The ‘Canes lead all schools with nine Super Bowl TD’s. Notre Dame is second with six. Alabama, Auburn and Texas? Nada, zero, zilch, none.

Here’s the list of Hurricanes scoring a TD in a Super Bowl:
Bill Miller, Oakland (Super Bowl II x2)
Pete Banaszak, Oakland (Super Bowl XI)
Ottis Anderson, New York Giants (Super Bowl XXI, XXV)
Michael Irvin, Dallas (Super Bowl XXVII)
Jimmie Jones, Dallas (Super Bowl XXVII)
Duane Starks, Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XXXV)
Devin Hester, Chicago (Super Bowl XLI)
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis (Super Bowl XLI)
Jeremy Shockey, New Orleans (Super Bowl XLIV)

Here’s the list of Hurricanes with a National Championship ring and a Super Bowl ring*:
Quarterback Bernie Kosar (1983, Super Bowl XXVIII)
Running back Keith Griffin (1983, Super Bowl XXII)
Defensive lineman Kevin Fagan (1983, Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV)
Receiver Michael Irvin (1987, Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
Punter Jeff Feagles (1987, Super Bowl XLII)
Offensive Lineman Kipp Vickers (1989, 1991, Super Bowl XXXV)
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (2001, Super Bowl XXXIX)
Defensive end Daniel Stubbs (1987, Super Bowls XXIII, XXIV)
Defensive back Robert Bailey (1987, 1989, Super Bowl XXX, XXXV)
Defensive tackle Russell Maryland (1987, 1989, Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
Wide receiver Kevin Williams (1991, Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
Linebacker Darrin Smith (1989, 1991, Super Bowls XXVIII, XXX)
Defensive tackle Jimmie Jones (1987, 1989, Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII)
Tight end Jeremy Shockey (2001, Super Bowl XLIV)
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma (2001, Super Bowl XLIV)

*active roster players only


‘Canes Sign 28

The Hurricanes signed 28 high school recruits as part of the 2010 signing class yesterday, including three from Ft. Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School: Brandon Linder, Keion Payne and Jermaine Barton.

UM’s class was ranked 13th by ESPN, 13th by Scout.com, 21st by MaxPreps and 24th by Rivals.com.

You can see the entire list of ‘Canes signees here.


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