Miami Hurricanes: Wide receiver breakdown


The Miami Hurricanes have a rich history of bringing in talent into the NFL, especially at the receiver position. Hurricane alumni include players such as Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss, and Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson.

The Hurricanes have a few guys who are chomping at the bit to reach the same level those big name receivers are at today.

Stacy Coley (sophomore)

Coley brings a lot of speed to the Hurricanes when it comes to beating defenders deep. In his freshman year, Coley’s impact was on display. Coley finished with 591 yards on 33 receptions that included seven receiving touchdowns and even one on a punt return as well. Coley is a receiver who has great acceleration that you want to utilize and find a way to get him the ball anyway possible. At 6-foot-1 and weighing 185 pounds, Coley has a lot of potential to lead the way for the receivers his sophomore season.

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Phillip Dorsett (senior)

Dorsett is the most experienced out of the bunch, and the smallest. At 5-foot-10 and weighing 187 pounds, Dorsett has great quickness in his routes when it comes to making moves to shake defenders covering him. His sophomore season was his best as a Hurricane. In 2012, Dorsett had 842 yards on 58 catches while racking up four touchdowns. Dorsett missed five games his junior season due to a knee injury he suffered, thus lowering his production. With Dorsett playing his final year in Miami, look for him to have an impactful season in order to make a transition to the NFL.

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Malcom Lewis (redshirt sophomore)

Lewis comes in with the most to prove this upcoming season. In 2012, Lewis had his season end early due to an ankle injury he suffered against Georgia Tech. The following season, Lewis didn’t have the most glaring stats with just only seven catches for 71 yards and unable to find the end zone. But Lewis is most likely to rotate with Dorsett in the lineup so he is able to get more touches this season and is more prepared for a starting role once Dorsett graduates. At 6-feet and weighing 193 pounds, look for Lewis to have a strong season as he looks to prove the ankle injury is just a thing of the past.

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The Hurricanes are going into this season with a redshirt freshman by the name of Kevin Olsen as the starting quarterback.

He is going to rely on these impactful receivers more than ever in his first season as the starter.