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Saturday, August 21, 2010

University of Miami Hurricanes Football Uniform and Team History


University of Miami Hurricanes

1. This document was created by Scott Sillcox to provide information about:
- the uniform images depicted in poster shown above
- the particular players whose uniforms are shown in the poster
- the history of Miami football
- the University of Miami’s football stadium
- the University of Miami's football team in general

If you would like to read an even more detailed version of this document in pdf form with approximately 30 accompanying images, please visit:
www.mapleleafproductions.com/downloads/MiamiFootballUniformProject.pdf

2. Please note that all of the actual original, one-of-a-kind artwork of the University of Miami football uniforms as seen in the poster above are actually available for sale. These watercolor paintings are truly beautiful, original watercolor paintings, and there are only 16 of them so please act quickly if you would like to buy one. These would make a wonderfully memorable, beautiful and completely unique gift for someone who loves Miami football.

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Miami YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ1iaJ3CdQ8 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Miami-Hurricanes-c85/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

3. General Information about the University of Miami Football Team

The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, Florida near Miami. It is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. More than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students call UM home.

UM’s football program began in 1926 amidst a devastating hurricane that ravaged south Florida, killing more than 130 people and damaging over 10,000 homes. Although some controversy surrounds the actual genesis of the nickname - ‘Hurricanes’, the name and the program have prospered in the 80 plus years since football was first played at UM.

The school has won five national championships (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001) and a Hurricanes player has won college football’s most coveted award - The Heisman Trophy - on two occasions (Vinny Testaverde in 1986 and Gino Torretta in 1992).

UM has a reputation for producing great quarterbacks, among them are Fran Curci, George Mira, Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Gino Torretta, Steve Walsh, and Ken Dorsey.

4. For more information on Miami football, you may want to visit these great websites:

To learn more about the University of Miami football program, please visit:
http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mifl-m-footbl-body.html

The following website offers an excellent summary page of University of Miami football, including a summary of Conference Championships; National Championships; Bowl Games; Coaches; Selected individual player records:
http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/database/miamiFL_database.htm

The Hurricanes play out of the Orange Bowl Stadium. Completed in 1937 at a cost of $340,000, the stadium seats over 74,000 spectators.
http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/ACC/Miami/index.htm
Note: this site is also a good resource for additional past & present NCAA stadiums.


5. Description and history of the uniforms depicted in the University of Miami poster:

A quick note about the National Rankings and Polls shown below:
If Miami was nationally ranked in "The Top 20" (or Top 10 in some years) in a particular season depicted in the poster, we show the team’s ranking. That being said, prior to 1936 there was no nationally recognized poll ranking the nation’s top teams, so you will not see any rankings prior to 1936.

From 1936 onward, we show the results of one, and then two, end-of-season polls annually ranking the Top 20 (or Top 10) college football teams. There have been various other polls over the years, but we have chosen to show the results of two polls.
1. The Associated Press (AP) Poll began in 1936 and is a poll of sportswriters. It continues to this day.
2. The United Press International (UP) Poll began in 1950 and is a poll of coaches. By 1993 it had became known as the USA Today/CNN poll, and by 1997 the USA Today/ESPN poll.


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1930 Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1930
This painting depicts the 1930 University of Miami football team uniform. The Hurricanes were coached by Ernest ‘Ernie’ Brett who led the team to a 3-4-1 record.

The derivation of the name ‘Hurricanes’ is somewhat controversial. However, it is safe to suggest that Miami’s footballers came up with the idea sometime in 1926 or 1927 to name the team after the fierce storms that frequent south Florida.

Hurricane players in 1930 sported orange jerseys with a green swath that ran up one sleeve across the shoulders and down the other sleeve. Players wore tan colored pants and a white helmet. No uniform numbers or lettering appeared on the front of the uniforms.

In 1930, Coach Ernest Brett added a mechanical bucking machine to the Miami training schedule.


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1937 Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1937
This painting depicts the 1937 University of Miami Hurricanes footballer - tackle, Tom Condon from Roselle, New Jersey. Condon played on both lines. He was also president of the University of Miami student body for 1937-38.

1937 marked the first year of Jack Harding’s six-year tenure as head coach of the Hurricanes. Harding led the ‘Canes to 4-4-1 record in ’37 and compiled a 35-22-1 record during his time in Miami.

Hurricanes donned white, long-sleeved jerseys with an orange swath across both shoulders. Green numbers adorned both the front and back of the jersey. Players sported white pants and orange helmets for protection.


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1945 Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1945
This painting depicts the #62 University of Miami football team uniform from 1945 that was worn by Hurricane - Bill Frantz from Trenton, New Jersey. Frantz, who played tackle for the ‘Canes, was a three-time Lettermen at Miami (1945-47).

The 1945 Hurricanes posted a 9-1-1 record under head coach - Jack Harding including a 13-6 triumph over Holy Cross at the January 1, 1946 Orange Bowl. Harding coached the ‘Canes for nine seasons from 1937 to 1947 with a two-year hiatus in 1943-44. Under his tutelage the squad posted a 54-32-3 record. Coach Harding is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame: http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=30068

The 1945 Hurricanes sported long sleeved, orange jerseys and orange pants. The jerseys feature green numbers on both the front and back of the uniform and three white stripes on the sleeves (at the elbow) of the jersey. Players wore white helmets for protection.


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1950 Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1950
This painting depicts the #25 University of Miami football team uniform from 1950 that was worn by Hurricanes halfback - Frank Smith, a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

The 1950 squad featured Miami’s first first-team All-American in Tackle, Al Carapella from Tuckahoe, New York.

The 1950 Hurricanes enjoyed a breakthrough season under Head Coach, Andy Gustafson. The ‘Canes compiled a 9-1-1 record including wins over Purdue (20-14), Pittsburgh (28-0) and Florida (20-14). Miami lost a narrow 1-point decision to Clemson at the Orange Bowl on January 1, 1951. Coach Gustafson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Andy Gustafson.

Coach Gustafson is also enshrined in the University of Miami Hall of Fame.

The Hurricanes of 1950 sported distinct white, long-sleeved jerseys with green numbers on both the front and back of the uniform and three green stripes at the elbow. Players also wore yellow pants with a single green stripe down the side of each pant leg. ‘Canes footballers wore white helmets.

UP Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Oklahoma
2 2 Army
4 3 Texas
5 4 Tennessee
3 5 California
6 6 Princeton
7 7 Kentucky
8 8 Michigan State
9 9 Michigan
10 10 Clemson
13 11 Washington
14 12 Wyoming
12 13 Illinois
11 14 Ohio State
16 15 Miami
16 16 Alabama
18 17 Nebraska
18 Tulsa
19 Washington & Lee
20 20 Tulane
15 SMU
19 Stanford


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1957 Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1957
This painting depicts the #31 University of Miami football team uniform from 1957 that was worn by Captain - John Varone, a three-time Lettermen at Miami (1955-57).

The 1957 Hurricanes posted a 5-4-1 record under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach, Andy Gustafson.

Miami’s 1957 uniform consisted of a green jersey with sleeves to the elbow and white numbers on both the front and back of the jersey. Players wore yellow pants and helmets.


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1961 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1961
This painting depicts the #10 University of Miami football team uniform from 1961 that was worn by Hurricanes quarterback - George ‘The Matador’ Mira.

Mira was an outstanding a high school pitcher who turned down an offer to sign with the Baltimore Orioles to attend the University of Miami and quarterback the Hurricanes. Mira is a two-time All-American (1962-63) and is only one of a handful of players to have their jersey number retired by the school

Mira played seven seasons in the NFL mostly with San Francisco, the team that drafted him in the 2nd round of the NFL draft, 15th overall.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about George Mira.

Mira is enshrined in both the Florida and University of Miami Sports Halls of Fame.

The 1961 Hurricanes posted a 7-4-0 record. All four losses came from a combined 17 points including a 15-14 upset by Syracuse at the Liberty Bowl.

Head Coach Andy Gustafson was winding down his hall of fame career by 1963 and during his entire coaching career, Gustafson compiled a 115-78-4 record.

The Hurricanes uniform of 1961 consisted of a white jersey with green numbers on the front and back and a white number over a green swath on the elbow-length sleeve. Players sported yellow pants and yellow helmets with green numbers on the side.


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1968 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1968
This painting depicts the #89 uniform of University of Miami football player - defensive end, Theodore ‘Ted’ Paul Hendricks. Ted was affectionately known as ‘The Mad Stork.’

Hendricks was a three-time All-American (1966-68) and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1968. He still holds many Hurricanes records and is enshrined in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1987, Hendricks was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hendricks, was drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall by the Baltimore Colts in 1969; he played 15 seasons in the NFL, predominantly with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.

Hendricks played in 215 straight regular-season games and also participated in eight Pro Bowl games, seven AFC championships and four Super Bowls. Ted was named All-Pro as a Colt in 1971, as a Packer in 1974, and as a Raider in 1980 and 1982. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Ted Hendricks.

In 2000-01, College Football News ranked Hendricks as the 93rd greatest college football player of all-time.

The ’68 Hurricanes turned in a .500 season (5-5) under the coach, Charlie Tate. Tate took over the head coaching duties from Andy Gustafson after the 1963 season.

The Hurricanes uniform from 1968 featured below consisted of a green jersey with white numbers on the front, back and sleeves. The elbow length sleeves had a white cuff. Players sported yellow pants with green and white stripes down the side of each pant leg. Players also sported gold helmets with a black and red ‘Hurricane Warning’ symbol on the side.


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1970 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1970
This painting depicts the #32 uniform of University of Miami football player - running back, Walter Eugene ‘Chuck’ Foreman.

A native of Frederick, Maryland - Chuck Foreman achieved All-American status in 1972 and ranks near the top of many offensive categories for the Hurricanes. Foreman is enshrined in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Foreman was selected in the 1st round, 12th overall in the 1973 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He played 8 seasons in the NFL, predominantly with the Vikings. In his rookie season, Foreman was named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and in 1976 he was voted UPI NFC Player of the Year.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Chuck Foreman.

The ’70 Hurricanes posted a 3-8-0 record. Coach, Charlie Tate who had assumed the head coaching duties in 1964, was replaced after the second game of the season by Walt Kichefski.

The 1970 Hurricanes uniform featured below consisted of a white jersey and green numbers with orange outlining. Orange and green stripes distinguished the jerseys along the sleeves, shoulders and seams. Players wore white pants with similar striping along the sides. Players also wore white helmets with an orange ‘UM’ logo on each side.


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1974 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1974
This painting depicts the #76 uniform of University of Miami football player - defensive tackle, Rubin Carter. Named first team All-American in 1974.

A native of Pompano Beach, Florida, Carter parlayed an excellent collegiate career into a successful coaching career. He is enshrined in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame.

In 2005, Carter assumed the Head Coaching duties at Florida A&M University after many years as a coach and player in the NFL.

Carter played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Denver Broncos. He was drafted in the 5th round, 121st overall in the 1975 NFL draft.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Rubin Carter.

The ’74 Hurricanes posted a 6-4-0 record under head coach, Pete Elliott. Elliott assumed the head coaching duties in 1973 and was replaced by Carl Selmer after the ’74 season.

The 1974 Hurricanes uniform featured below consisted of a green jersey with white numbers on the front, back and sleeves. The pants were white with green and orange stripes down each side. Players sported a green helmet with an orange and green ‘U’ logo.


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1983 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1983
This painting depicts the #20 uniform of University of Miami football player - quarterback, Bernie Kosar.

In 1999, Bernie Kosar was added to the University of Miami Ring of Honor; his name and number are displayed in the Orange Bowl.

A native of Boardman, Ohio, Kosar led the Hurricanes to an 11-1-0 record en route to a National Championship that was highlighted by a thrilling 31-30 victory over Nebraska at the Orange Bowl on January 2, 1984.

Kosar is enshrined in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

The Cleveland Browns used their controversial #1 overall pick to select Kosar in the 1985 NFL Draft; he would go on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Browns.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Bernie Kosar.

The ’82 Hurricanes lost their season opener to the Florida Gators and then rebounded with 11 straight victories. The ‘Canes were coached by Howard Schnellenberger, who assumed the head coaching duties in 1979 and gave way to Jimmy Johnson following the team’s triumphant national championship campaign.

The 1982 Hurricanes uniform featured below consisted of an orange jersey, white numbers with green outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jerseys also featured white and green striping on the sleeves. Players sported white pants with green and orange striping down each side. White helmets with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

Miami was the National Champion in 1983 and they capped off their championship season by beating Nebraska 31-30 in the Orange Bowl Classic.

UP Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Miami
2 2 Nebraska
3 3 Auburn
4 4 Georgia
5 5 Texas
6 6 Florida
7 7 BYU
9 8 Michigan
8 9 Ohio State
10 10 Illinois
*On Probation 11 Clemson
11 12 SMU
15 13 Air Force
14 14 Iowa
12 15 Alabama
16 16 West Virginia
13 17 UCLA
19 18 Pittsburgh
20 19 Boston College
20 East Carolina
17 Penn State
18 Oklahoma State


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1987 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1987
This painting depicts the #4 uniform of University of Miami football player - quarterback, Steve Walsh.

Walsh helped lead the ‘Canes to a perfect 12-0 season and a National Championship. In 1988, the St. Paul, Minnesota native earned All-American status. Walsh played 10 seasons in the NFL before retiring in 1999.

Walsh is enshrined in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Steve Walsh.

The ’87 Hurricanes enjoyed one of the best seasons in college football history. Miami began the year with a 31-4 thrashing of rival Florida and along the way also defeated Arkansas, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame before outlasting Oklahoma 20-14 in the Orange Bowl on January 1, 1988.

Head Coach, Jimmy Johnson led the powerhouse Hurricanes to a National Championship. The ‘Canes squad featured Walsh, Michael Irvin, Melvin Bratton, Bubba McDowell, Jeff Feagles and All-Americans’ Bennie Blades and Daniel Stubbs. Johnson coached in Miami for five seasons, compiling a record of 52-7. In 1988, the Canes lost just one game, by a single point to Notre Dame and finished the season ranked #2.

The 1987 Hurricanes uniform featured below consisted of a white jersey, green numbers with orange outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jerseys also featured green and orange striping on the sleeves. Players sported orange pants with green and white striping down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

Miami was the National Champion in 1987 and they capped off their undefeated season by beating Oklahoma 20-14 in the Orange Bowl.

UP Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Miami
2 2 Florida State
3 3 Oklahoma
4 4 Syracuse
5 5 LSU
6 6 Nebraska
7 7 Auburn
8 8 Michigan State
11 9 UCLA
9 10 Texas A&M
12 11 Oklahoma State
10 12 Clemson
14 13 Georgia
13 14 Tennessee
15 15 South Carolina
15 16 Iowa
17 Notre Dame
17 18 USC
18 19 Michigan
20 Arizona State
19 Texas
20 Indiana


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1989 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1989
This painting depicts the #67 uniform of University of Miami football player - defensive tackle, Russell Maryland - college football’s Outland Trophy winner in 1990.

Maryland and a stellar supporting cast of Hurricanes wrestled the National Championship in 1989 with a 33-25 defeat of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The native of Chicago earned All-American honors in 1990 and is also a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Russell Maryland.

The Dallas Cowboys, with former Hurricanes head coach, Jimmy Johnson at the helm used their first overall selection in the 1991 NFL Draft to select Maryland. The Cowboys with Maryland anchoring their defensive line captured three Super Bowls in four years; Maryland played 10 seasons in the NFL.

The ’89 Hurricanes, with newly minted Head Coach, Dennis Erickson posted an 11-1 record that included a victory over the Crimson Tide at the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. The ‘Canes only loss came to cross-state rival - Florida State.

The 1989 University of Miami football uniform featured below consisted of an orange jersey and white numbers with green outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jersey also featured green and white striping on the sleeves. Players sported white pants with green and orange striping down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

UP Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Miami
3 2 Notre Dame
2 3 Florida State
4 4 Colorado
5 5 Tennessee
6 6 Auburn
8 7 Michigan
9 8 USC
7 9 Alabama
10 10 Illinois
12 11 Nebraska
11 12 Clemson
13 13 Arkansas
*On Probation 14 Houston
14 15 Penn State
16 16 Michigan State
19 17 Pittsburgh
15 18 Virginia
16 19 Texas Tech
20 Texas A&M


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1991 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

1991
This painting depicts the #13 uniform of University of Miami football player - quarterback, Gino Torretta.

Despite backing up Craig Erickson for two seasons at Miami, Torretta showed signs of future greatness with a record-setting performance against San Jose State in his freshman year of 1989. As a starter in 1991, Torretta led the ‘Canes to an undefeated (12-0) season and a co-national championship. Torretta is a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1992, Torretta guided the Hurricanes to within a single game of a repeat national championship, losing to Alabama 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl. Despite the heartbreaking performance, Torretta garnered numerous awards including the coveted Heisman Trophy, the Davey O'Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Award, and the Maxwell Award.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Gino Torretta.

Torretta played sporadically in the NFL from 1993 to 1997.

Dennis Erickson’s tremendous run of success at Miami continued in 1991 as he guided the ‘Canes to a 12-0 record including a shutout win over Nebraska at the Orange Bowl. Erickson compiled a 63-9-0 record over his six years at Miami; however, three of those losses came in three consecutive bowl appearances.

The 1991 University of Miami football uniform featured below consisted of a white jersey and green numbers with orange outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jersey also featured green and orange striping on the sleeves. Players sported orange pants with green and white striping down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

In a year of disputed National Champions, Miami was the 1991 AP National Champion and they capped off their undefeated season by beating Nebraska 22-0 in the Orange Bowl.

USA Today / CNN Rank AP Rank Team
2 1 Miami
1 2 Washington
3 3 Penn State
4 4 Florida State
5 5 Alabama
6 6 Michigan
7 7 Florida
8 8 California
9 9 East Carolina
10 10 Iowa
11 11 Syracuse
13 12 Texas A&M
12 13 Notre Dame
14 14 Tennessee
15 15 Nebraska
16 16 Oklahoma
20 17 Georgia
17 18 Clemson
19 19 UCLA
18 20 Colorado


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2001 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

2001
This painting depicts the #28 uniform of University of Miami football player - running back, Clinton Portis.

Portis became just the second true freshman to start at running back for the ‘Canes since the 1975 season. His sophomore season wasn't as successful as he lost his job to James Jackson; however, Portis bounced back in 2001 as the Hurricanes won the National Championship. In the Rose Bowl against Nebraska, Portis ran for 104 yards on 20 carries including a 38-yard touchdown in the 37-14 win over the Cornhuskers.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Clinton Portis.

The Denver Broncos selected Portis in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft (51st overall). Portis was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2002.

Larry Coker led the Hurricanes to a perfect 12-0 season in his first year as head coach at Miami. The ‘Canes feature six All-Americans on their roster including cornerback - Phillip Buchanon, tight-end - Jeremy Shockey, and strong safety - Edward Reed.

The 2001 University of Miami football uniform featured below consisted of a white jersey and green numbers with orange outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jersey also featured green and orange striping at the seams on the torso and green and orange stripes across the chest and shoulders. This jersey also contains three patches; an ‘AT&T Rose Bowl’ patch on the left chest, a ‘Big East’ patch on the right chest and ‘U’ patch at the V of the collar. Players’ pants were green with a orange and white stripes down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

Miami was the National Champion in 2001 and they capped off their undefeated season by beating Nebraska 37-14 in the Rose Bowl.

USA Today / ESPN Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Miami
2 2 Oregon
3 3 Florida
4 4 Tennessee
5 5 Texas
6 6 Oklahoma
8 7 LSU
7 8 Nebraska
9 9 Colorado
11 10 Washington State
10 11 Maryland
12 12 Illinois
13 13 South Carolina
14 14 Syracuse
15 15 Florida State
17 16 Stanford
16 17 Louisville
18 18 Virginia Tech
19 19 Washington
20 20 Michigan


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2002 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

2002
This painting depicts the #2 uniform of University of Miami football player - running back, Willis McGahee.

McGahee was a member of the Hurricanes 2001 national championship team. The 2002 ‘Canes featured four All-Americans including McGahee, quarterback - Ken Dorsey, defensive end - Jerome McDougle, and center - Brett Romberg.

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Willis McGahee.

The Buffalo Bills selected McGahee with their 23rd overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. The Bills traded McGahee to the Baltimore Ravens for third and seventh round picks in the 2007 NFL Draft, and a third round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft - here is a summary of his NFL career.

The 2002 Hurricanes carried a perfect 12-0 record into their showdown with Ohio State at the January 3, 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State prevailed with a controversial 31-24, double-overtime victory. McGahee was injured in the 4th quarter with what turned out to be three ruptured ligaments in his knee.

The 2002 University of Miami football uniform featured below consisted of a green jersey and white numbers with orange outlining on the front, back and shoulders. The jersey also featured white, green and orange striping at the seams on the torso and white and orange stripes across the chest and shoulders. This jersey also contains two patches; a ‘Big East’ patch on the right chest and ‘U’ patch at the V of the collar. Players’ pants were white with orange and green stripes down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection.

USA Today / ESPN Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 Ohio State
2 2 Miami
3 3 Georgia
4 4 USC
5 5 Oklahoma
7 6 Texas
6 7 Kansas State
8 8 Iowa
9 9 Michigan
10 10 Washington State
*On Probation 11 Alabama
11 12 North Carolina State
13 13 Maryland
16 14 Auburn
12 15 Boise State
15 16 Penn State
17 17 Notre Dame
14 18 Virginia Tech
18 19 Pittsburgh
21 20 Colorado


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2004 University of Miami Hurricanes football uniform original art for sale

2004
This painting depicts the #6 uniform of University of Miami football player - cornerback, Antrel Rolle. In 2004, Rolle was a consensus All-American and also lettered all four years at Miami (2001-04).

Here’s what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Antrel Rolle.

The Arizona Cardinals used their 8th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft to select Rolle - here is a summary of his NFL career.

The 2004 Hurricanes under Larry Coker posted a 9-3-0 record that included a 27-10 victory of cross-state rival - Florida Gators. The ‘Canes suffered three losses in their last five regular season games and finished the season ranked #11.

The 2004 University of Miami football uniform featured below consisted of an orange jersey and white numbers outlined in green on the front, back and sleeves. The jersey also contains green cuffs on the elbow-length sleeves and a green and white swath that runs from the collar, down one side of the chest, around the back and up the other side of the chest to the collar. Players wore white pants with a green and orange stripe down each side. The familiar white helmet with orange and green striping and an orange and green ‘U’ logo were worn for protection. This jersey also contains two patches; an ‘ACC patch on the upper right chest and Miami’s ‘U under the V of the collar.

USA Today / ESPN Rank AP Rank Team
1 1 USC
2 2 Auburn
3 3 Oklahoma
5 4 Utah
4 5 Texas
7 6 Louisville
6 7 Georgia
8 8 Iowa
9 9 California
10 10 Virginia Tech
11 11 Miami
13 12 Boise State
15 13 Tennessee
12 14 Michigan
14 15 Florida State
16 16 LSU
18 17 Wisconsin
17 18 Texas Tech
20 19 Arizona State
19 20 Ohio State

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Celebrate the University of Miami's football uniform history by owning a piece of history:

If you love the University of Miami and the history of 'Canes football, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Miami Hurricanes YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ1iaJ3CdQ8 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Miami-Hurricanes-c85/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 20, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

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