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Best College Football Team Ever Assembled


As I Sit in my hotel room in South Beach, my presence in Miami has inspired me to begin looking at past University of Miami football rosters.  It is undeniable that “The U” has delivered numerous stars to the NFL ranks.  This is proven by the statistic given by ESPN earlier this year that stated that up until week fourteen when the streak was broken, the University of Miami had a player from their school score a touchdown in a remarkable 149 straight weeks.  Looking through the football rosters of the past ten years I stumbled upon their national championship season’s roster from the 2000-01 season.  The following is a list of the players who made it to the pro ranks from this roster: Andre Johnson, Sean Taylor, Bryant McKinnie, Jonathan Vilma, Jeremy Shockey, Phillip Buchanon, D.J. Williams, Vince Wilfork, Ed Reed, Mike Rumph, Clinton Portis, Martin Bibla, Najeh Davenport, James Lewis, Daryl Jones, Joaquin Gonzalez, Ken Dorsey, Willis McGahee, Kellen Winslow, and Antrel Rolle.  That is twenty NFL players coming from Miami that went on to be stars in the NFL, which is quite remarkable coming from one team, in one year.  This is the greatest group of athletes ever assembled on one college team, no wonder they won the national championship.  Almost as remarkable is the fact that most of these players were recruited from the Miami-area, which would ask the question: why have they not been dominant since then.  With the influx of talented recruits they receive on a yearly basis, I haven’t got a clue for why they do not win the seemingly weak ACC every year; with players like this there is zero doubt that they should win every year.

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