Miami Hurricanes 2015 camp preview: tight ends

In the days leading up to the start of fall practice – Aug. 6 – we’ll take a look at each position, introducing the key players, most important battles and pressing questions the Hurricanes must answer before opening their season Sept. 5 against Bethune-Cookman.  Stan Dobard enters the fall as the favorite to start at tight end. (Getty Images) TIGHT END Depth chart (with...
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2 days ago

Oakland Raiders: Clive Walford shaking up tight end battle

With many of the positions for the 2015 NFL season already locked up for the Oakland Raiders, one that is still open for service is that of the tight end position. However, the services that rookie tight end Clive Walford provide are beginning to catch the eye of the Raider management, and he will be a player to watch throughout the remainder of the offseason for the Oakland Raiders...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas to hold a party for Miami’s new uniforms at LIV

Once a multi-year relationship with Nike, Miami cut the umbilical cord and settled for adidas, who promises more product exclusivity and a substantial royalties fee of over three percent. Probably one of the most lucrative deals in the current sponsor wars with Nike and Under Armour, adidas announced a 12-year partnership with the Hurricanes athletic program. The new uniform sponsor will...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami: Five players to watch in 2015

Miami had seven players selected in the latest NFL draft. That's four more than Georgia Tech, the team that represented the ACC Coastal Division in the last conference title game, and five more than Duke, the 2013 champ. Talent isn't a problem in Coral Gables, but winning is, as Al Golden has one season with more than seven wins in his four years at the helm. The pressure is on this...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Clive Walford Can Come Up Big Out the Gate

Every Raiders fan was ecstatic when the team selected Amari Cooper 4th overall in this past draft, giving Derek Carr his go to weapon. As the draft went along, the Raiders selected Clive Walford, tight end out of Miami in the third round. This pick that went under the radar. In a very weak tight end class, Walford was viewed as one of the better prospects, due to his athletic ability...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Kaaya emerging as leader for rebuilding Miami Hurricanes

MIAMI — Last year, Brad Kaaya could hand off to Duke Johnson or throw to Phillip Dorsett and Clive Walford, all the while enjoying protection from Ereck Flowers and Jon Feliciano and Shane McDermott. Kaaya isn’t worried that he’s the only one left from that group. “People too often compare college football to the NFL, where in the NFL there’s franchise players,” he mused...
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June 18, 2015

Raiders ink third-round tight end Clive Walford

Clive Walford is now officially a Raider.The rookie tight out out of Miami (Fla.) signed his first contract with the team on Tuesday. He's the ninth of 10 draft picks to sign.The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder was selected 68th overall by the Raiders. He set Hurricanes records and became the seventh tight end in the school's storied tight end history to amass over 1,000 receiving yards.Walford...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders sign 3rd round TE Clive Walford

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round pick tight end Clive Walford. The deal announced Tuesday leaves second-round defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. as the only unsigned player in Oakland's 10-player draft class. Walford was selected 68th overall out of Miami. He caught 121 passes for 1,753 yards and 14 touchdowns, becoming just the seventh tight end...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Miami 'TEU'? You decide

All offseason long battles have been waged about which school produces the best positional players by claiming to be “insert position name here” U. Clemson and Tennessee each claim to be “WRU”, Virginia Tech wants to be known as “DBU”, while Miami has always simply been known as “The U.” Well, now you can refer to the Hurricanes as “TEU” thanks to the latest statement...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Miami products primed to make a 'sudden impact' in the NFL

College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer examined the 2015 NFL draft class and picked out 100 rookies who are ready to make a sudden impact with their new teams. Five former Hurricanes made his list, starting with linebacker Denzel Perryman at No. 27."The team [San Diego Chargers] wanted a physical thumper in the middle of the defense and got a good one in Perryman," Fischer wrote...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

More than a dozen Hurricanes find NFL homes after losing season in 2014

Miami was a major disappointment in 2014, but you wouldn't know it by the way NFL teams scarfed up Hurricanes over the weekend. Despite their 6-7 record, a total 13 players from last year's squad were either selected in the 2015 NFL draft or signed immediately afterward, according to the official Miami football Twitter account.The first round featured two former Hurricanes: offensive...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Add Two Florida Prospects On Second Day Of Draft

After adding an offensive playmaker on the outside with their first round pick in Amari Cooper, the Oakland Raiders went defensive in round two. With the 35th overall pick, the Raiders selected defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. out of Florida State. The pick raised some eyebrows as many had Oakland targeting a pass rusher with this pick, and Edwards projects as a better inside prospect...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Clive Walford’s NFL draft moment, as it happened

MIAMI BEACH — In a penthouse suite at a posh hotel on South Beach, Clive Walford‘s NFL dream came true.  For Saturday’s paper I wrote about Walford waiting … and waiting … and being drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 68th overall pick (third round). Read the story here.   Hopefully the story makes you feel like you were there. If not, we have video.  This was the...
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May 02, 2015

Oakland Raiders select UM and Glades Central’s Clive Walford in NFL draft

Glades Central grad Clive Walford at Hurricanes pro day. (AP photo) CLIVE WALFORD Miami 6-foot-4, 251 pounds, TE Clive Walford was the fourth pick in the third round (No. 68 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Bio: Caught a team-high 44 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior and was a third-team Associated Press All-American and a second-team...
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May 01, 2015

NFL writer puts five Hurricanes in his top 50 draft prospects

Omar Kelly, who covers the Miami Dolphins for the Sun-Sentinel, recently ranked his top 50 prospects in the 2015 NFL draft.The list is littered with former Hurricanes.Running back Duke Johnson kicks off the countdown at No. 50 and tight end Clive Walford follows pups up on the list right after at No. 48. NFL teams will have their pick of Miami's offensive skill position players,...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Have Wednesday Meeting Planned With Miami TE Clive Walford

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers do have more than just passing interest in Miami tight end Clive Walford ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft. At his Wednesday Pro Day, Walford, who didn’t run the 40 because of a recently pulled hamstring, said he’s meeting with the Steelers brass later in the day. #Hurricanes TE Clive […] Steelers Have Wednesday Meeting Planned With Miami TE...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Replacing a handful of NFL draft picks no easy task, but here's where UM made strides this spring

The Miami Hurricanes have to replace 11 starters and potentially five players who look like they will get taken within the first three rounds of the NFL Draft next month: running back Duke Johnson, receiver Phillip Dorsett, offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, tight end Clive Walford and linebacker Denzel Perryman. So is there enough talent in Coral Gables to improve upon a 6-7 season...
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March 28, 2015

Taking a look at some of the tight end options for the Buffalo Bills in the 2015 NFL Draft by @BLeez17

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 8: Maxx Williams #88 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers celebrates a Rodrick Williams Jr. #35 touchdown against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter on November 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Remember when the Bills last had a true threat at tight end? Neither do I. The last...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Every Miami Player At The NFL Combine Is Wearing A Hurricanes Sticker Under Their Eye

The Miami football program has not performed at an elite level in recent seasons, but the Hurricanes’ ability to produce NFL talent has not decreased.  There are currently eight former Miami student-athletes participating in the NFL Combine this week. It’s the third-highest total among ACC schools (Florida State has 12, Louisville has 11).  All eight players – DE Anthony...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes spring football preview: Tight ends

Spring football returns Tuesday and the storylines are plentiful. Let’s go position-by-position and preview the Hurricanes’ return to Greentree Practice Fields. Stan Dobard enters the spring as the favorite to start at tight end. (Getty Images) TIGHT ENDS Who’s back: Standish Dobard, Jr.; Chris Herndon, Soph.; David Njoku, R-Fr.; Jake O’Donnell, R-Jr.; Jerome Washington...
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February 17, 2015

JUCO TE Jerome Washington signs NLI to play for Hurricanes

Jerome Washington, a top-ranked junior college tight end, signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Miami. Washington will be tasked with replacing John Mackey Award finalist Clive Walford, who graduates as the program's all-time leader in receptions, yardage and touchdowns for a tight end. He joins sophomore Standish Dobard (six catches, 115 yards) and freshman...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaaya, Canes react to The U Part 2 documentary; Perryman, Walford selected AP All-Americans

UM quarterback Brad Kaaya said he couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to sit through "the Nevin Shapiro part" of The U Part 2 documentary he watched over the weekend, but he and his teammates said they saw enough of Billy Corben's ESPN 30-for-30 special to come away feeling inspired by the film. "For me, it was big motivation," said Kaaya, who on Monday was named to ESPN's Freshman...
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December 16, 2014

Miami Hurricanes hold their football team awards ceremony Friday at Gusman Concert Hall

From the Hurricanes: CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes held their 2014 Canes Football Awards Show on Friday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music. Former Miami offensive lineman and current analyst on the Hurricane Sports Radio Network Don Bailey, served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 14 plays of...
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December 13, 2014

Miami Hurricanes finish first bowl practice, generate plenty of news: Duke, Walford, Bush, Waters, Gayot.

   After nearly two weeks off, the Miami Hurricanes hit the practice field Friday in preparation for the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.     And what a happy, engaged and energetic bunch of players they were on this sunny, crisp and absolutely beautiful South Florida morning.     Here’s what you need to know before I get back to writing my more in-depth story to post...
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December 12, 2014

Duke Johnson undecided on NFL draft, Deon Bush returning to UM, Clive Walford out for bowl

CORAL GABLES — Several notes from UM’s first practice of bowl season on Friday, 16 days before the Hurricanes take on South Carolina in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl (3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, ABC): Two draft-eligible Canes, Deon Bush (left) and Duke Johnson, chat with the media after Friday’s practice. (Matt Porter) Draft talk: Junior running back Duke Johnson...
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December 12, 2014
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