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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Stacy Coley

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Stacy Coley

Junior - WR - 6'1 187 - Pompano Beach, Fl

Was a freshman All-American 2 seasons ago and the ONLY player in the NCAA with a TD on a kick return, punt return, rushing. and receiving.

33 catches for 591 yards and 7 TDs in 2013.

But in 2014 had just 23 catches for 184 Richie Anderson like yards.

Also made next to no impact in the return game, despite being UM's primary returner for the entire season.

Some of his sophomore struggles were just bad luck (and perhaps being thrown one too many predictable bubble screens):

Injuries likely did not help either.

Still his lack of production given the talent he possesses was shocking.

Summary:  With Phillip Dorsett off to the NFL, Brad Kaaya needs a new deep threat.  Blessed with 4.3/4.4 speed. a great first step, and ungodly burst, Coley is easily the most likely candidate to fill the role. The junior to be from Pompano Beach has physical skills you just can't teach, and should be able to make plays underneath as well. And there is absolutely no reason he can't once again flourish as a returner.  Although with plenty of speed on the roster, perhaps that is a role he should share, so he can save focus and energy to be the team's best WR.  However he is used, Coley has to get back to the form that made him a freshman All-American. The Hurricanes absolutely need his talents to shine through to replace all of the departed talent of last season. Anything short of 35 catches and around 600 yards and 8 + TDs combined (receiving and returning) would be an underachievement for such a potentially sublime player.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.