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60 Days to Miami Hurricanes Football: Top Canes to wear 60

A couple of blue chip OL headline the ‘club 60’

Miami v West Virginia Photo By Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

60 days and 60 nights. That’s all the remain before the Miami Hurricanes once again take the field. Today we go highlight players that have worn 60 for UM as we continue our countdown to kickoff.

Vernon Carey (1999–-2003)

Miami v West Virginia
Vernon Carey working in the trenches
Photo By Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

A Parade All-American from Miami Northwestern High School, Carey was another prized recruit for the University of Miami. He played for the Hurricanes from 1999 to 2003.

After redshirting his freshman year and playing as a reserve, Carey broke out in his sophomore year. He was a fixture on the offensive line, lining up at guard. He finished the season at right tackle after Bryant McKinnie got injured and Joaquin Gonzalez moved to left tackle. Carey was a contributing member of the greatest college football team ever assembled—the 2001 national championship team.

In his junior season (2002), Carey became a fixture at right tackle. Leading the team in pancake blocks (42), he created running lanes for players like RB Willis McGahee to sprint through.

Carey was one of a record six Hurricanes selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was drafted 19th overall by the hometown Miami Dolphins. Carey spent his entire eight-year NFL career in the same city where he played collegiate ball.

Harry Ghaul (1940–-1942)

A University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame member, Ghaul played fullback and served as a co-captain. Having played for UM from 1940 to 1942, Ghaul did just about everything on the field, from kicking extra points to running with the ball. He was one of those players who actually played both ways, as he once returned an 80-yard interception for a touchdown. He held a team-high rushing record of 457 yards net on 91 carries during his time. Ghaul’s 13 total touchdowns placed him behind only Eddie Dunn’s 14 total touchdowns in the early era of Miami Hurricanes football.

Honorable Mentions

G Rudy Barber (1989–-1993)

Recruited by Jimmy Johnson, Rudy Barber was a huge commit for Miami out of Carol City High School, especially given that he was named one of the best players to play at Carol City High School, according to the Miami Herald. A staple on a young offensive line, Barber would go on to be named a Second Team All-Big East guard in 1993.

LB Carlos Garcia (1995–-1997)

Carlos Garcia was a Letter winner in 1995, ‘96 and ‘97 as a Hurricane.

OL Jonathan St. Pierre (2004–-2005)

LS Chris Ivory (2007–2011)