The Hurricanes take on FAMU tonight at 7:30pm at Sun Life Stadium (Jacory’s House) and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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.
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.
Hurricanes sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris will have a routine surgical procedure performed on his right thumb today. Supposedly the surgery is very minor, and Harris is expected to miss a portion of spring practice.
Harris completed 242-of-406 passes for 3,352 yards and 24 touchdowns in 13 games for the Hurricanes this season. He became the seventh Miami quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a single season. He completed 59.6 percent of his passes and had a 140.1 passing efficiency.
Jacory Harris threw for four touchdowns and ran for another during Miami’s 49-31 victory over Duke last season. Harris came of the bench in the 2nd quarter to rally the ‘Canes from a 10 point deficit, completing 18 of 28 passes for 185 yards.
Harris earned this third Offensive Back of the Week award this season after he picked up his second career 300-yard passing game in a 28-27 comeback win at Wake Forest. He completed 22-of-43 attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Travis Benjamin with 1:08 left in the game that capped a nine-play and 82-yard drive. Harris surpassed the 2,000-yard passing mark to become the first Hurricane to throw for more than 2,000 yards in a season since Kyle Wright in 2005.