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Raphael Kirby: Miami Hurricanes must ignore fan criticism

CORAL GABLES — Raphael Kirby was “hot,” he said, but he felt he was able to encourage his teammates after they allowed lengthy touchdown drive to let Florida Atlantic back in the game at 14-10. Then he saw a fan sending a different message altogether. In an incident captured by a YouTube video, a fan in the stands at last Friday’s game at FAU verbally harrassed Hurricanes...
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22 days ago

ACC Kickoff: Brad Kaaya, Raphael Kirby talk 2015 Hurricanes

PINEHURST, N.C. – Brad Kaaya and Raphael Kirby met with reporters today at Pinehurst Resort for the ACC Kickoff. Most of their comments related to their team-wide, team-first attitude. I wrote about players policing players here. ( Other quotes from today: * Kaaya on the Hurricanes’ running backs, post-Duke Johnson: “Several of those guys have stepped...
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July 20, 2015

Miami LB Kirby a candidate for Butkus Award

Miami senior linebacker Raphael Kirby tackled one goal already as he was named to the Butkus Award watch list on Monday. The 6-1, 235-pound senior made his first career start in last year’s season opener against Louisville and went on to tally 54 tackles, two forced two fumbles and two interceptions. Kirby, who was one of 51 players to make the watch list, played weakside linebacker...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami’s Raphael Kirby named to Butkus Award watch list

Hurricanes senior Raphael Kirby was among 51 players named to the preseason watch list for the 2015 Butkus Award, honoring the nation’s top linebacker. Raphael Kirby celebrates during the 2014 Independence Bowl. (Getty Images) Kirby, who started 13 games last year at weak-side linebacker, made 54 tackles (4.5 for loss), forced two fumbles and recovered one, and intercepted two...
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July 15, 2015

Miami places 10 players on preseason all-ACC team

The good news for Miami fans is that 10 Hurricanes made Phil Steele’s preseason all-ACC team. The bad news is that not one of those players were named to the first team. Leading the way for Miami was wide receiver Stacy Cole, linebackers Jermaine Grace and Raphael Kirby, and punter Justin Vogel. Cole, a rising junior, has been playing for Miami since his true freshman year in 2013...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Linebackers

Spring football begins this week and the storylines are plentiful. Let’s go position-by-position and preview the Hurricanes’ return to Greentree Practice Fields. Raphael Kirby (left) will be the starting middle linebacker. Will Tyriq MCCord (right) emerge on the strong side? (Getty Images) LINEBACKERS Who’s back: Raphael Kirby, Sr.; Tyriq McCord, Sr.; Juwon Young, Soph;...
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February 18, 2015

Post-game video reaction to FSU loss

Post-game reaction to the FSU loss. This must-see CaneInsider TV. Raphael Kirby and Denzel Perryman TE Clive Walford, 4 receptions, 127 yards, TD RB Duke Johnson 27 carries, 132 yards, TD. WR Phillip Dorsett 4 catches, 90 yards, TD The post Post-game video reaction to FSU loss appeared first on CaneInsider | Miami Hurricanes Athletics and Recruiting.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Football: Linebacker Raphael Kirby Looking to be ‘Great’

With two spring practices in the books for the Miami Hurricanes, the focus this off season isn’t any different from any other year; it’s all about getting better.  One area for this 2014 Hurricanes team will be improvement on defense.  With the departure of several key members of the Hurricanes’ linebacking corps, there will be roles to fill on this unit and there’s one...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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