Famous Hurricanes to Wear #27
A guard for Miami in 1941 and 1945, Cameron was an All-American for the ‘Canes under former head coach Jack Harding. Cameron was inducted into the UM Hall of Fame in 1978, and helped lead Miami to big wins against Florida, Clemson, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Auburn and Holy Cross. Cameron helped lead his team to an Orange Bowl victory that year, and also played at Navy after his first year in 1941 before returning to Miami in 1945.
A defensive back for Miami from 1964-1966, Beier set a single season Miami record, at the time, for most tackles by a defensive back. In his final season, Beier helped the ‘Canes to an 8-2-1 record and was named an All-American. Beier was drafted by the Miami Dolphins that year where he played 2 seasons, and was inducted into the UM Hall of Fame in 1990.
One of the most notable #27s to wear the orange and green, Carlos Huerta was an iconic kicker for Miami from 1988-1991. Huerta was not only an energizer for the team, he kicked with precision, and set an NCAA record with 157 consecutive successful point after attempts. According to the UM Hall of Fame, “Huerta still holds Miami records for career PATs, career field goals, career points, the top three records for consecutive PATs in a season, the top four records for field goals in a season, the top three records for points scored kicking in a season and field goals in a game.” Huerta, a home-grown prospect from Christopher Columbus High School, is also known for making game-winning kicks against big time schools such as Michigan, Michigan State, and Arkansas.
As a relentless defensive back, Markese Fitzgerald played a vital role on Miami’s 2001 National Championship team. As a senior that season, Fitzgerald won the hard-hitter of the year award, and was voted by his teammates as an outstanding reserve. Fitzgerald shined when the moment was brightest for Miami, breaking up a pass and forcing a fumble for the ‘Canes in the Rose Bowl against Nebraska. Fitzgerald played in a total of 48 games during his four years at Miami, and started 15 games in the defensive backfield.
A cornerback for the ‘Canes during the Larry Coker era, Carlos Armour played four seasons for Miami in the mid-2000s. Armour’s senior season was his best year, totaling 30 tackles and four pass break-ups. Despite getting snaps his senior year, however, Armour may be best remembered in the minds of Miami fans for his moves in the 2006 Miami vs FIU Brawl. Armour jumped on top of an FIU player during the brawl, and was one of 13 Miami players handed a one game suspension.