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01/11/19 - (WR) - K.J. Osborn, Jr, 5-11, 205
Wide receiver K.J. Osborn says he will play his final season of college football at Miami. Osborn announced his intentions to transfer from Buffalo on Thursday night. As a graduate, he's eligible to play in 2019 for the Hurricanes, who are seeking immediate help on offense. Osborn had 53 catches for 892 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018 for Buffalo. He also returned 56 kicks and punts over the past two seasons for another 784 yards. Osborn says he is "extremely excited and thankful" for the chance that new Miami coach Manny Diaz and Hurricanes offensive quality control analyst David Cooney gave him when pursuing him as a transfer. - AP College Football

01/02/19 - (ILB) - Shaquille Quarterman, Jr, 6-0, 235
Miami linebacker Shaquille Quarterman has decided the NFL can wait. Quarterman announced Tuesday that he is returning to the Hurricanes for his final season of eligibility. His decision means all three Miami primary linebackers this season - Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud - will be back in 2019 for their senior year. Keeping Quarterman and Pinckney was a top priority for new Miami coach Manny Diaz, who was hired Sunday night hours after Mark Richt retired. Pinckney said Monday that he was staying, and McCloud ended speculation about his future last month. Quarterman has started all 39 games Miami has played in his first three seasons, with 249 tackles in that span. - AP College Football

12/22/18 - (QB) - NKosi Perry, rFr, 6-3, 195
QB N'Kosi Perry's status for Thursday's Pinstripe Bowl is uncertain after a sexually explicit video posted on the redshirt freshman's Snapchat account resurfaced last month. The university, which confirmed Perry will travel to New York City for the bowl matchup, released a statement Friday in which it acknowledged an incident involving an unnamed student. "We are aware of an inappropriate video posted on a social media account associated with one of our student-athletes," the statement read. "The video has been removed and the posting has been addressed with the student-athlete. We will continue to be committed to high standards of conduct at UM."

11/18/18 - (QB) - NKosi Perry, rFr, 6-3, 195
One good performance seemed to make a month of bad ones disappear for Miami. N'Kosi Perry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Cam'Ron Davis scored twice and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday. "It was very sweet," Davis said. "We're very excited. All the stuff we went through, it all passed. Now we're on a new journey." Davis scored on a 42-yard run and a 16-yard reception, both in the third quarter with a 51-yard punt return touchdown by Jeff Thomas sandwiched in between as Miami (6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) turned a 17-14 halftime lead into a comfortable victory. "It was probably the most difficult thing I've been through as a coach," Mark Richt said of the losing streak. "We stopped the bleeding." Ending the skid came with a bonus - bowl eligibility. - AP College Football

11/08/18 - (QB) - NKosi Perry, rFr, 6-3, 195
QB N'Kosi Perry will be the Hurricanes starter Saturday against Georgia Tech, according to coach Mark Richt. It will be the fourth career start for Perry and his first since the Virginia game Oct. 13. He also started the two games before the loss to the Cavaliers. Perry replaces fifth-year senior Malik Rosier, who started the first four games of the season and the two most recent games before being benched for the second time this season.

10/17/18 - (QB) - Malik Rosier, rSr, 6-1, 212
QB Malik Rosier, who was benched in September, will be back in the starting lineup on Saturday.

10/10/18 - (DT) - Gerald Willis III, rSr, 6-3, 300
DT Gerald Willis III is the first recipient of the Outland Trophy Defensive Player of the Month after finishing September with 28 tackles (12.5 for losses, 2.0 sacks), breaking up a pass and forcing a fumble in five games. The Outland Trophy goes to the nation's top interior lineman as determined by members of the Football Writers Association of America.

10/10/18 - (QB) - Cade Weldon, , 6-2, 209
QB Cade Weldon will miss the next three games while serving a suspension for "violation of team rules." The suspension, announced this week, actually was for four games but it started with last week's game against Florida State. "We have certain things and certain standards around here and if you don't do what you're supposed to do or how you're supposed to do there will be consequences," coach Mark Richt said. "But we love Cade."

10/10/18 - (RB) - DeeJay Dallas, So, 5-10, 220
RB DeeJay Dallas has the ability to give the running back a little spark when he comes in for starter Trevor Homer. He is second to Homer in rushing with 369 yards to Homer's 434 and has rushed for two touchdowns. He also has six punt returns for 84 yards with a long return of 49 yards.

10/08/18 - (WR) - Ahmmon Richards, Jr, 6-1, 205
Miami wide receiver Ahmmon Richards' career is effectively over because of a disabling neck injury that will make playing football a too high-risk proposition for him going forward. Miami announced the news Sunday, without revealing the exact nature of the injury or how it happened. The announcement came one day after the 16th-ranked Hurricanes rallied to win their annual rivalry game with Florida State. Richards spent that game on the sideline, jumping and celebrating with teammates as Miami pulled off its biggest comeback win since 2003. That will be his role going forward. Richards' career ends with 74 catches for 1,382 yards and six touchdowns.

"I'm extremely appreciative of the university's athletic training and medical staffs for diagnosing this injury, and to the football coaches and staff for always putting my health first," Richards said in a statement distributed by the school. "I plan to continue working towards my degree at UM and look forward to the next chapter in my life." Richards will remain on scholarship at Miami. "While we share in Ahmmon's disappointment that his football career is over, his health must be the top priority," Miami coach Mark Richt said. - AP College Football

10/06/18 - (QB) - NKosi Perry, rFr, 6-3, 195
N'Kosi Perry threw four touchdown passes, and No. 17 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback ever against Florida State by rallying from 20 points down to top the Seminoles 28-27 on Saturday night. Brevin Jordan's 41-yard touchdown grab with just under 12 minutes left put the Hurricanes (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good, as Miami rallied from a 27-7 second-half deficit. The win was Miami's first at home over Florida State (3-3, 1-3) since 2004, snapping a six-game slide in South Florida against its archrival. Perry's numbers weren't great - 13 for 32, 204 yards - but he made some big throws when they mattered most. The go-ahead score to Jordan came one play after Perry threaded a 32-yard throw to Jeff Thomas on third-and-10, meaning in the span of about a half-minute the Hurricanes went 73 yards for the lead. - AP College Football

10/01/18 - (DE) - *Joe Jackson, Jr, 6-5, 265
OCT 1 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Joe Jackson, Miami, Jr., DE, Homestead, Fla.,...Jackson led a dominant outing by the Hurricanes' defense in Thursday night's 47-10 win over North Carolina...Scored the second touchdown of his career with a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown...Forced two fumbles, added a quarterback sack and posted five total tackles. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

10/01/18 - (ILB) - Shaquille Quarterman, Jr, 6-0, 235
OCT 1 ACC CO-LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Shaq Quarterman, Miami, Jr., LB, Orange Park, Fla.,...Quarterman had one of the best performances of his career versus North Carolina despite missing much of the second half with an injury...Registered a career-high three tackles for loss and finished with two sacks for the first time in his career...Forced a fumble on a quarterback sack that was returned for a touchdown...Broke up one pass and finished with five total tackles (three solo). - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

09/27/18 - (SS) - Romeo Finley, Jr, 6-1, 215
Miami tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns, N'Kosi Perry threw for a score in his first start and the No. 16 Hurricanes downed North Carolina 47-10 on Thursday night. Romeo Finley and Joe Jackson ran back interceptions for scores, Jonathan Garvin scooped up a fumble and rumbled in for another touchdown and the Hurricanes (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) wound up forcing six turnovers in all.

Perry didn't have to do much, completing eight of 12 passes for 125 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his debut as the Miami starter. Deejay Dallas rushed 11 times for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes, whose 12th straight home regular-season win matches the school's longest in 15 years. Chazz Surratt, making his season debut after serving a three-game suspension for selling team-issued shoes, relieved North Carolina starting quarterback Nathan Elliott early and rushed for a touchdown for the Tar Heels (1-3, 1-1). But Surratt was intercepted three times, the Tar Heels also fumbled the ball away three times and they were a combined 3 for 16 on third and fourth downs. - AP College Football

09/25/18 - (WR) - K.J. Osborn, Jr, 5-11, 205
SEPT 17 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Buffalo WR K.J. Osborn...Buffalo junior wide receiver K.J. Osborn (Ypsilanti, Mich.) had seven catches for a career-high 188 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Eastern Michigan. Osborn had touchdown receptions of 8, 70 and 75 yards. He tied his career high in receptions and receiving touchdowns. Osborn's 188 receiving yards was the sixth highest single-game total in school history and the fourth best single-game effort in Buffalo's FBS era. - MAC Football

09/05/18 - (SS) - Jaquan Johnson, Sr, 5-11, 195
S Jaquan Johnson picked up where he left off from last season when he led Miami in tackles with a game-high 11 against the Tigers. He was Miami's leader in interceptions last year with four to go with his 96 tackles.

09/05/18 - (WR) - Ahmmon Richards, Jr, 6-1, 205
WR Ahmmon Richards took a hit on his knee and was largely a non-factor in the loss to LSU. He had only one catch against the Tigers for a 9-yard gain. "His knee is still an issue," said coach Mark Richt, who noted that Richards did not practice Tuesday morning. Richt said he doesn't think the injury is severe, but considering the mismatch this week's game figures to be, Richards could be held out as a precaution. "Day to day" is the evaluation Richt put on it.

09/05/18 - (QB) - NKosi Perry, rFr, 6-3, 195
QB N'Kosi Perry was suspended for the opener but will be available this week if starter Malik Rosier continues to struggle. "We always are going to try to play who gives us the best chance to win," coach Mark Richt said. "If we're ever in position to let another guy play, then we'll do it."

09/04/18 - (DT) - Gerald Willis III, rSr, 6-3, 300
SEPT 3 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Gerald Willis III, Miami, Sr., DT, New Orleans, La.,...Willis, playing in his first game since Nov. 26, 2016, delivered a standout performance in the trenches against a talented LSU offensive line - Willis posted a career-high eight tackles (four solo) in his first career collegiate start and recorded four tackles for loss - the first such performance by a Hurricane since 2008 - Willis - a New Orleans native - had one sack, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry in a dominant effort. - ACC Football

09/04/18 - (WR) - Ahmmon Richards, Jr, 6-1, 205
WR Ahmmon Richards took a hit on his knee and was largely a non-factor in the loss to LSU. He had only one catch against the Tigers for a 9-yard gain. "His knee is still an issue," said coach Mark Richt, who noted that Richards did not practice Tuesday morning. Richt said he doesn't think the injury is severe, but considering the mismatch this week's game figures to be, Richards could be held out as a precaution. "Day to day" is the evaluation Richt put on it.

02/27/18 - (RB) - *Mark Walton, Jr, 5-10, 202
2018 NFL Combine: Must-see Prospects per Position: RB Mark Walton, Miami, 5-09, 205, 4.49...Currently ranked 13th among RBs, 153rd overall and a 4th-5th round value...Players coming off surgery are always among the most eagerly anticipated evaluations for scouts, and Walton qualifies after missing the final nine games of the 2017 season due to a fractured right ankle. Though Walton only played two and a half seasons for the Hurricanes, he left tied for fifth in school history with 26 rushing touchdowns, a testament to the fluid change of direction and explosive acceleration that should result in impressive workout numbers. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/27/18 - (TE) - Christopher Herndon, Sr, 6-4, 253
2018 NFL Combine: Key Medical Evaluations: Christopher Herndon, TE, Miami (Fla.)...Herndon was in the midst of a breakout senior season when he injured the MCL in his left knee, requiring surgery. There are concerns around the league about the long-term ramifications, making his Combine medical evaluation paramount to his draft grade. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/27/18 - (RB) - *Mark Walton, Jr, 5-10, 202
2018 NFL Combine: Key Medical Evaluations: Mark Walton, RB, Miami (Fla.)...After an explosive start to the 2017 season, Walton was lost for the rest of the season after an injury to his right ankle that required surgery. The good news: He is almost fully recovered and expects to perform every drill at the Combine. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/18 - (CB) - Malek Young, Jr, 5-09, 180
CB Malek Young, who started 10 games as a sophomore last season, will have to end his career because of a neck/verterbrae injury suffered in the Orange Bowl. He said in a statement released by the school: "After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff, we have determined that my football career should come to an end. I look forward to getting healthy, working towards my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me." Young made 43 tackles, including three for loss. He intercepted two passes and broke up eight passes. He was the first to wear Miami's "Turnover Chain" after picking off a pass in the season-opener against Bethune-Cookman.

12/27/17 - (SS) - Jaquan Johnson, Sr, 5-11, 195
Miami safety Jaquan Johnson grew tired of hearing other people talk about his future, and suggest that he should leave school early for the NFL. So he let them know their opinions didn't matter. He's coming back to Miami next season with eyes on competing for a national championship - and he thinks the final game of this season might be a springboard toward that goal. The Hurricanes (10-2) play Wisconsin (12-1) on Saturday in the Orange Bowl, in the capper of a season where Johnson became a breakout star for Miami. "I could sort of sense it in people's voice that they wanted me to just leave, but you know, I make my own decisions," Johnson said Wednesday. "My dad taught me that. My mom taught me that. And they tell me, make my decisions and live with it." And his decision? "I want to get my degree and play for a national championship," Johnson said. He's on target for the degree, and the Hurricanes - after about a decade of mediocrity - seem like they're getting closer to rejoining the ranks of the nation's elite programs. This is Miami's first trip to a New Year's Six bowl since going to the Peach Bowl in 2005, and if the Hurricanes beat the Badgers it'll be their first 11-win season since 2003. - AP College Football

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