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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #76-Vince Wilfork Swallows Leon Washington In 2004 Orange Bowl

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Vince Wilfork delivered a hit on Leon Washington in the 2004 Orange Bowl that Washington is still feeling.

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Vince Wilfork was without a doubt one of the most disruptive forces in Hurricanes history, as he held down the defensive tackle position from 2001 to 2003.

His last year at Miami, 2003, was a special season for several reasons. One, because the Canes went 11-2, and second because UM was able defeat the Seminoles twice in one year. The first meeting came in Tallahassee in a 22-14 victory, and then the second occurred in the Orange Bowl.

In that 16-14 Orange Bowl win, Wilfork delivered a crushing hit that lives on to this day.

After seeing this hit over and over again, it’s honestly a surprise I didn’t rank it higher on this list. I’m sure Leon Washington is still feeling that.