Just in case you were living under a rock over the last few days and missed it the University of Miami had a total of six football players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.
It was the 25th time in the storied and illustrious history of "The U" that six or more Hurricanes have been drafted in one year. With the six newly selected NFLU draftees Miami has now produced 309 drafted players since 1938.
The Canes' six draftees ranks tied for third among the nation's football programs behind only Alabama (8) and Georgia and Oklahoma (7). Cal, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin and Boise State each had six draftees.
CANES IN THE 2012 DRAFT
DE Olivier Vernon - 3rd round (72nd overall) to the Miami Dolphins
LB Sean Spence - 3rd round (86th overall) to the Pittsburgh Steelers
RB Lamar Miller - 4th round (97th overall) to the Miami Dolphins
WR Travis Benjamin - 4th round (100th overall) to the Cleveland Browns
WR Tommy Streeter - 6th round (198th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens
OG Brandon Washington - 6th round (200th overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles
Offensive players who were signed were OL Harland Gunn (Cowboys), OL Tyler Horn (Falcons), TE Chase Ford (Eagles) and WR LaRon Byrd (Cardinals).
Defensive players who signed NFL free agent contracts included DL Adawale Ojomo (Giants), DL Marcus Forston (Patriots), DL Micanor Regis (Falcons), DB JoJo Nicholas (Giants), LB Jordan Futch (Bucs).
In addition former UM players QB Jacory Harris and OL Joel Figueroa also recieved invitations to rookie camp tryouts with the hometown Miami Dolphins.