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Friday Canes Trivia

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

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Congrats to Stratos1 who (somehow) got NINE correct in the previous trivia contest. I thought I had you all stumped, but lord have mercy, some of you all keep finding a way. Two of you got the first name-that-player question correct - Kevin Patrick - and only Stratos1 got the second one right - Cleveland Gary. A lot of you picked up on Miami’s most accomplished player of the last of the name-that-player questions - Jim Otto - so kudos for that.

Last trivia’s correct answers are as follows:

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? Kevin Patrick

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

a) Ted Hendricks

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

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

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? Cleveland Gary

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

c) Ken Dorsey

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

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? Jim Otto

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

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

c) 2001

Now, on with this week’s questions (remember, no Googling, folks).....

1) Against Duke in 2005, Devin Hester had a spectacular punt return for a touchdown in which he broke through half a dozen tackle attempts and reversed field before finding the end zone. Although it was nullified by penalty, it remains one of the most spectacular plays in the career of one of the most exciting Canes ever. How long was the return?

a) 49 yards

b) 61 yards

c) 70 yards

d) 81 yards

2) Miami had co-MVPs in the 1991 Cotton Bowl. Who were they?

a) Craig Erickson; Russell Maryland

b) Randal Hill; Jessie Armstead

c) Wesley Carroll; Darrin Smith

d) Robert Bailey; Randy Bethel

3) As a center, I was first-team All Big East as a sophomore in 1994. I was named AP first-team All-American in 1996. A Denver native, I won Super Bowl rings with the Broncos in 1998 and 1999. I was enshrined in the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Who am I?

4) True or false: the 1987 national champion Hurricanes were the first collegiate athletic team from the state of Florida to visit the White House as champions.

5) In the 1993 season finale, Miami tied Alabama with 57-straight home wins in a 41-17 win over Memphis. They set the new mark at 58 games the start of the 1994 season before losing their next home game to Washington to snap the streak. Who did they beat to set the record?

a) Florida State

b) Houston

c) Georgia Southern

d) Louisiana Tech

6) True or false: Andre Johnson led the 2001 Miami Hurricanes in receptions.

7) Who took a two-year break from coaching the Canes to serve in World War II?

a) Jack Harding

b) Irl Tubbs

c) Eddie Dunn

d) Andy Gustafson

8) This defensive tackle holds the UM record for tackles in a season by a defensive tackle.

a) Warren Sapp

b) Vince Wilfork

c) Tony Fitzpatrick

d) Rubin Carter

9) Which team with a winning all-time record against the Canes has beaten Miami the most times in school history?

a) Georgia Tech

b) Notre Dame

c) Penn State

d) Alabama

10) This Hurricane RB set a UM bowl record with a 73-yard touchdown run to give Miami a 21-7 halftime lead over Georgia Tech in the 2000 Gator Bowl. Name him.