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62 Days until Miami Hurricanes Football: Top Canes to Wear #62

With 62 days until Miami’s first game of the season, SOTU continues to count down the greatest players to wear a Miami uniform.

Richard Mercier

Famous Hurricanes to Wear #62

Tony Fitzpatrick

A 1983 national champion, Tony Fitzpatrick was a grinder on the defensive line for Miami. Fitzpatrick was recruited to Miami after a stellar high school career, and was called “the rock” of Miami’s defense by Howard Schnellenberger. Fitzpatrick was an AP All-American Honorable Mention in 1983, and recorded 42 tackles with 3 sacks that season. After leaving Miami, Fitzpatrick was drafted into the USFL by the Houston Gamblers, where he went on to dominate the competition. Fitzpatrick led all USFL interior linemen with 13 and a half sacks in 1984, placing second on his team.

Richard Mercier

Richard Mercier

A 2012 University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard Mercier was an anchor on the offensive line during the late 1990s. Mercier, who led Miami in pancake block during both his junior and senior seasons, was an iron man for Miami, starting 48 games throughout his career (tied for a school record). Mercier was a heralded recruit coming out of high school, ranking as the #2 prospect out of Canada. The lineman was a first team All-American in 1999 and was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Draft that year by the Baltimore Ravens.

Chris Harvey

Rose Bowl X

A long snapper for Miami, Chris Harvey earned a valuable spot after entering as a walk-on his freshman year. Harvey, who played at Miami from 1999-2002, was named the team’s most valuable walk-on as a redshirt freshman in 2000. Harvey went on to long snap for Miami the next three years, and successfully executed 123 snaps without an error as a junior in 2002. Harvey won a national championship with the ‘Canes in 2001, and became the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Florida state from 2008-2011. Harvey is currently the Head Coach at Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, Florida.

Current Number 62: Hayden Mahoney -- Class of 2015 three star recruit who redshirted his freshman season. Mahoney was a member of Miami’s practice squad as a redshirt freshman, and will continue to develop next season as a redshirt sophomore.