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Friday Canes Trivia

Time to find out how much you know about your favorite football program.


Congrats to Hefty9 and VaCanesFan with 7 correct answers in last week’s trivia. The picture above shows former Miami safety C.J. Richardson, who was the correct answer to the name-that-player second question from the trivia. Richardson was named an AP 1st-team All American in 1994, so I thought someone might have remembered him (apparently not). I’ve enjoyed researching those old profiles and letting YOU figure them out (rather than me giving you 4 choices and you answering them (hopefully, but maybe not always) without the use of Google). Think I’ll start working in more of those.

Here are last week’s answers:

1) This opponent shut out Miami in a bowl game for the first time since 1935, coming in the unfriendly confines of Tempe, Arizona.

c) Arizona

2) I was a first-team All-American by The Associated Press in 1994 and first-team All Big East. I was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. I was a leader of a UM defense that ranked No. 1 in the NCAA for pass defense in 1994. I finished that season with 85 total tackles, including 48 solo. Who am I? C.J. Richardson

3) This former Cane blocked a field goal and returned an interception for a touchdown in Miami’s 31-21 Carquest Bowl win in 1996.

b) Tremain Mack

4) Miami’s all-time record against Alabama is the following:

d) 3-14

5) This UM pass catcher set the school record for catches in a game vs. Maryland in 1984 (a feat that was later matched by Phillip Dorsett vs. USF in 2012).

b) Willie Smith

6) If not for the steady leg of this former Miami kicker, Miami would have lost a squeaker in 2003 to West Virginia. Instead, his 5 field goals carried UM to a 22-20 win.

c) Jon Peattie

7) The Ibis was selected as the school’s first unofficial mascot in 1926. Why did school officials select it?

b) It was the first animal to leave before a storm hit the area, and was the first to return after the storm passed.

8) On the opening kickoff of the 1991 Cotton Bowl this Miami player blasted the Texas returner Chris Samuels, setting the tone for what would be a lopsided Miami romp.

c) Robert Bailey

9) This Miami defender holds the school record for tackles in a season.

d) Ed Weisacosky

10) This individual served as athletic director at UM for 15 years and also compiled a 54-32-3 record as UM head coach.

b) Jack Harding

And now, on with this week’s questions....

1) I was an AP first-team All-American defensive lineman in 1993 and Big East defensive player of the year. I started 19 straight regular season games and started 30 career games. I led UM my senior year in both sacks (10) and tackles for loss (11). I tallied 23 sacks for my career, 5th all time in UM history. Who am I?

2) This defensive great hast the most career fumble recoveries in UM history.

a) Ted Hendricks

b) Ray Lewis

c) Dan Morgan

d) Ed Reed

3) True or false: Miami was outgained by FSU in the Canes’ thrilling 27-24 win in 2000.

4) Which UM offensive lineman was most recently awarded All-American honors?

a) Joaquin Gonzalez

b) Bryant McKinnie

c) Brett Romberg

d) Eric Winston

5) I was a first-team All-American by the Football News. As a senior in 1988, I was the UM leader in catches (57) and rushing yards (480) while ranking second in receiving yards (655) and scoring (66 points). I was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams. Who am I?

6) Which of the following QBs had the most wins as a starter?

a) Bernie Kosar

b) Jim Kelly

c) Ken Dorsey

d) Vinny Testaverde

7) How many times have Notre Dame and Miami faced off as #1 vs. #2 in the AP poll rankings?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) never

8) This former Miami star anchored the center of the Oakland Raider offensive line for fifteen years and played in six AFC/AFL title games, as well as Super Bowl II. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Who is he?

9) Known for his hair and his flair on the football field, this Miami legend and south Florida icon was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

a) Jimmy Johnson

b) Howard Schnellenberger

c) Dave Wannstedt

d) Bernie Kosar

10) In which season did Miami set a school record with 14 First-Team Big East all-conference selections?

a) 1992

b) 2000

c) 2001

d) 2002