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38 Days to Miami Hurricanes Football: Top Canes to Wear #38

The Best Punter to Come Out of ‘Punter U’

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys
Jeff Feagles with the classic punter chin strap
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38 days left until kickoff so look at it this way: you have to wait less days for football than Josh Hartnett had to wait in that one movie…sorry, let’s move on

Jeff Feagles

Feagles had one heck of right leg, and he boomed a bunch of nasty punts for some of Miami’s greatest all-time teams from ’85-’87. Get this: in 1987 (natty title year waddup) Feagles’ punts basically went into the lower stratosphere. Opposing teams only returned 12 of 34 total punts for less than 100 total yards. That’s some serious hang time; he damn near punted his leg off.

Typical of Miami football players, Feagles also had a tremendous (and sustained) career in the National Football League. Over the course of a 22 year NFL career, he played for five teams, was selected to two Pro Bowls, and won a Super Bowl with the Giants. Feagles retired in 2010 with records for most punts and punt yards in NFL history, most punts inside the 20, and most consecutive games played.

In 2008, Jeff Feagles was deservedly inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. His son Zach will compete to be Miami’s punter this upcoming season and start his own legacy apart from his father’s.

Malcolm Pearson

Pearson was a St. Thomas Aquinas graduate who played defensive back at Miami from 1991-1994. His accomplishments include a national championship, Miami Defensive Back of the Year, Hula Bowl All-Star Team, and First Team All Big East. After a few seasons in NFL Europe and the CFL, Pearson retired and began his coaching career. He has coached at the high school level in south Florida and has also held a few college coaching positions.

Danny Dominguez

Dominguez is a RS Junior who currently wears #38 for the Miami Hurricanes. Danny is a Gulliver Prep graduate who is listed as a walk-on fullback. Can’t say I know much more about Danny, but I wish him best of luck this season as he helps his teammates compete for an ACC Championship.