1986 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1986 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 10–14 vs. Penn State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
1986 record 11–1
Head coach Jimmy Johnson (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Gary Stevens (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt (1st year)
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Penn State           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
#19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. it us considered by many to be the greatest collection of college talent in history. The 86 Miami Hurricanes were voted by Sports Illustrated as "America's Most Hated Sports Team in History."[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 at South Carolina No. 3 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 34–14    
September 6 at Florida No. 3 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 23–15   74,875
September 13 Texas Tech No. 2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL KJTV W 61–11   41,925
September 27 No. 1 Oklahoma No. 2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL CBS W 28–16   71,451
October 4 Northern Illinois No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 34–0   33,905
October 11 at West Virginia No. 1 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ABC W 58–14   63,500
October 18 at Cincinnati No. 1 Riverfront StadiumCincinnati, OH RAYCOM W 45–13    
November 1 No. 20 Florida Statedagger No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL CBS W 41–23   62,834
November 8 at Pittsburgh No. 1 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC W 37–10   55,338
November 15 Tulsa No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 23–10    
November 27 East Carolina No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 36–10   30,202
January 2 vs. No. 2 Penn State No. 1 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) NBC L 10–14   73,098
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

No Name Pos Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown

73 David Alekna OG Sr. 6-3 254 Oak Lawn, Ill.

18 Tolbert Bain CB Jr. 6-2 191 Miami

56 Chris Bell OT Fr. 6-5 278 Satellite Beach

6 Kenny Berry DB Fr. 6-2 180 Pahokee

36 Bennie Blades FS Jr. 6-0 207 Fort Lauderdale, 1st Team All-American

9 Brian Blades WR Jr. 6-0 185 Fort Lauderdale

5 Melvin Bratton HB Jr. 6-1 217 Miami, HM All-American

83 Andre Brown WR So. 6-3 198 Chicago, Ill.

98 Jerome Brown DT Sr. 6-2 285 Brooksville, 1st Team All-American

32 Selwyn Brown SS Jr. 5-11 197 St. Petersburg

53 Rob Canei OT Jr. 6-2 254 Weirton, W. Va.

91 Rod Carter LB So. 6-1 217 Fort Lauderdale

84 Rod Chudzinski TE Fr. 6-4 220 Perrysburg, OH

57 Bernard Clark LB Fr. 6-2 242 Tampa

25 Greg Cox K Jr. 6-5 202 Fort Lauderdale

59 Luis Cristabol OL Fr. 6-3 225 Miami

70 Ed Davis OT Sr. 6-4 260 Fort Meade

29 Don Ellis DB So. 5-11 170 Fort Myers

38 Jeff Feagles P Jr. 6-2 191 Scottsdale, Ariz.

19 Darrell Fullington CB Jr. 6-2 185 N. Smyrna Bch.

50 Bobby Garcia OC Fr. 6-2 253 Cooper City

26 Cleveland Gary FB So. 6-2 215 Indian Town

60 David Guest DL Fr. 6-6 215 Dayton, OH

41 Eric Ham FB Jr. 6-1 211 Merritt Island

49 Darren Handy DL Fr. 6-1 240 Miami

39 Bobby Harden DB Fr. 6-2 184 Ft. Lauderdale

85 Kevin Harris LB Fr. 6-4 215 Miami

54 Bill Hawkins DE So. 6-6 245 Hollywood, Fla.

82 Charles Henry TE Jr. 6-4 218 St. Petersburg

15 Jason Hicks DB Fr. 6-2 195 Penn'ken, N.J.

30 Alonzo Highsmith FB Sr. 6-1 235 Miami, HM All-American

31 Freddy Highsmith LB So. 6-1 224 Jacksonville

17 Rodney Hill WR So. 6-2 205 Miami

64 Roderick Holder C Fr. 6-3 254 Chicago, Ill

99 Jeff Howard DE Fr. 6-3 249 E. St. Louis, Ill.

80 John Hunt TE Fr. 6-4 220 Ansonia, Conn.

47 Mike Irvin WR So. 6-2 200 Fort Lauderdale, 2nd Team All-American

40 Sandy Jack LB Fr. 6-2 204 Boca Raton

27 Michael Johnson DB Fr. 6-3 185 Memphis, TN

86 Derwin Jones DT Jr. 6-4 268 Miami

8 Greg Jones QB Fr. 6-2 187 Miami

63 Jimmie Jones DE Fr. 6-4 241 Okeechobee

51 Bukasa Kalombo LB Fr. 6-2 220 Herndon, W. Va.

20 Steve Kazdin P Sr. 6-2 188 Los Angeles

88 Dennis Kelleher DE Fr. 6-3 233 Miami

72 Marcus Kinlaw OT Fr. 6-3 278 Miami

11 David Kintigh WR Sr. 6-0 183 Satellite Beach

61 Maurice Maddox OG Jr. 6-3 246 Lakeland

62 Gary Mahon DT So. 6-2 245 Park Ridge, NJ

55 Danny Mariscal LB So. 6-1 220 Key West

94 Greg Mark DE Fr. 6-4 221 Pennsauken NJ

79 Russell Maryland DL Fr. 6-2 295 Chicago

28 Kevin McCutcheon DB Sr. 6-1 205 Miami

48 Bubba McDowell DB So. 6-1 197 Merritt Island

43 Doug McFadden CB Sr. 6-1 205 Fort Lauderdale

45 George Mira Jr. LB Jr. 6-0 220 Miami

52 Jose Montalvo OL So. 6-2 245 Miami

90 Victor Morris LB Sr. 6-1 243 Deerfield Beach

92 Winston Moss OLB Sr. 6-3 236 Miami, HM All-American

77 Paul O'Connor OG Sr. 6-3 258 Berkeley Hgts., N.J.

37 Darryl Oliver OT Sr. 5-11 194 Palatka

75 John O'Neill FB So. 6-3 267 East Cooper City

68 Barry Panfil OG Fr. 6-3 245 Orland Park, Il.

97 Ernie Parish DT So. 6-2 250 Miami

71 Matt Patchan OT Jr. 6-4 276 Pittsburgh

58 Willis Peguese OLB Fr. 6-4 231 Miami

21 J.C. Penny HB Jr. 5-8 187 Y'town, Ohio

33 Brett Perriman WR Jr. 5-9 180 Miami

69 Mike Pigza OT So. 6-5 243 Will'by, Ohio

2 Basil Proctor SS Fr. 6-3 228 Miami

76 Scott Provin Jr. OG 6-5 247 Torrance, Calif.

74 Gregg Rakoczy C Sr. 6-5 281 Mdford La. N.J., 2nd Team All-American

87 Alfredo Roberts TE Jr. 6-3 230 Hollywood

65 Steve Rosinski OG Fr. 6-1 247 Fort Lauderdale

12 Kirk Sandifer P So. 6-2 195 Washington, DC

78 Bill Schaefer OT Jr. 6-8 296 Claymont, Del.

3 Mark Seelig PK Sr. 5-11 183 Mount Dora

22 Randy Shannon OLB So. 6-0 215 Miami

93 Dan Sileo DT Jr. 6-2 288 Stamford, 2nd Team All-American

35 Tim Sims CB Sr. 6-0 205 Belle Glade

81 Brian Smith TE So. 6-3 227 Mulberry

44 Steve Staffier HB Jr. 5-10 183 Winthrop, Mass.

96 Dan Stubbs DE Jr. 6-4 241 Red Bank, N.J., 2nd Team All-American

95 Brad Stunkel DT Fr. 6-5 245 Boca Raton

67 Mike Sullivan OL Fr. 6-4 250 Chicago

14 Vinny Testaverde QB Sr. 6-5 218 Elmont, N.Y., 1st Team All-American

16 Robert Thomas HB So. 5-9 180 Washington

13 Geoff Torretta QB Sr. 6-2 205 Pinole, Cal.

7 Bill Turkowski QB Fr 6-4 212 N. Versailles, PA

34 Tracy Waiters FB So. 5-11 214 Bradenton

1 Steve Walsh QB Fr. 6-3 183 St. Paul, Minn.

24 Warren Williams HB Jr. 6-0 208 Fort Myers

23 Percy Wilson WR Fr. 6-3 202 Stuart[2]

Coaches[edit]

Head coach—Jimmy Johnson; receivers—Hubbard Alexander; running backs—Joe Brodsky; defensive line—Butch Davis; offensive line—Art Kehoe; secondary—Carlos Mainord; tight ends—Don Soldinger; assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterb acks—Gary Stevens; defensive coordinator/linebackers—Dave Wannstedt; offensive line—Tony Wise; volunteer coach—John Fontes; graduate assistants—Ron Meeks, Chuck Pagano, Stewart Rogers, Tommy Tuberville.

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