Each year before the college football season starts the bloggers here at Canespace select their University of Miami "Legends of the Fall" for the upcoming Hurricane football season.
This is a process by which bloggers choose one player on offense and one on defense and post their choices on the blog for all to see. Legends are those players that Hurricane fans believe are going to have either MVP or breakout seasons for the UM football team.
Picking Legends is not just as simple as picking UM's best players but picking those that are either your personal favorites for various reasons or those that will surprise and excel this season.
Bloggers are encouraged to take risks rather than stick to those players that are already reached legend status in previous seasons or have received the most pre-season accolades or have been recognized as National award list nominees.
So far this year just past the mid-way point of the 2011 season several candidates have emerged as contenders for true Legend of the Fall status. A few were fan favorites and widely selected in pre-season balloting while others are surprises that were not as widely chosen by fans before the season began.
The Legends of the Fall on offense so far this season are:
- Jacory Harris
- Tommy Streeter
- Lamar Miller
The Legends of the Fall on defense so far this season are:
- Sean Spence
- JoJo Nicholas
- Anthony Chickillo
Today we recognize Senior LB, leading tackler and true team leader on defense Sean Spence.
Spence has had a spectacular season so far in 2011 and has been recognized by both head coach Al Golden and Defensive Coordinator Mark D'Onofrio as a "special, once in a lifetime" type of player.
Here is an infographic that the UM athletic department recently put together on Spence's incredible achievements both this season and during his accomplished career at Miami:
Canespace salutes Sean Spence as a true 2011 Legend of the Fall for his performance both on and off the field this season.
Everyday in every way he lives up to the meaning of the word "Legend"!