Twenty things U did not know about the MIami Hurricanes:
1. The 1983 Miami Hurricanes were the first national championship team without a single player making an All-America first team voted by AP, UPI, the Football Writers Association or the College Football Coaches Association.
2. The 1987 Hurricanes beat 5 top 10 teams over an eleven game span: #10 Arkansas, #4 FSU, #10 Notre Dame, #8 South Carolina, # 1 Oklahoma and # 20 UF just for fun.
3. The 1991 Hurricanes gave up just 8.3 points per game in 12 games, led by middle linebacker Michael Barrow.
4. The 2001 Miami Hurricanes won their games by an average of 32 points a game over their opponent.
5. The 2001 Hurricanes beat two top 15 ranked teams back to back by a combined score of 124 -7. The worst back to back whippings of ranked teams in NCAA history. First #14 Syracuse went down 59-0 and then #12 Washington was walloped 65-7.
6. The 2001 Hurricane defense scored eight touchdowns and led the nation in pass defense, scoring defense and turnover margin.
7. An astonishing seven 2001 Hurricanes were first team All Americans.
8. Canes WR "Downtown" Eddie Brown had 220 yards receiving vs Boston College 1984.
9. Miami was Champion or co-champion of The Big East 9 out of the 12 years they belonged to the conference.
10. The Florida Gators are the only team to ever jump in “Flippers Pool” in the Orange Bowl after beating the Hurricanes.
11. The usually calm Howard Schnellenberger tacked on a late field goal against the Gators, after fans bombarded his players with peaches in 1980.
12. The University of Miami is one of four universities and the only private school in the nation to raise 1.4 billion dollars in fund raising between 2003-2008.
13. The 1966 Schedule would be a handful today. Colorado, FSU, LSU, UGA, Ind, USC, Tulane, Pitt, Iowa, UF, VTech.
14. All American Brett Romberg Center, 6-3, 297 was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. A little about Romberg during his time at UM...Did not allow a quarterback sack in his 46-game career. Never graded lower than 88 percent for a game. Started his last 33 games at center. Miami had a 32-1 record with Romberg as the center. Earned Offensive MVP honors by the coaching staff six times in his Miami career.
15. January 2001 -- The Miami Hurricanes suffered a 15-yard penalty during their Sugar Bowl game against Florida when Sebastian the Ibis runs onto the field and taunts the Gators after a Miami touchdown.
16. The Hillel Jewish Student Center hosted a bar mitzvah celebration for Sebastian the Ibis, an event usually reserved for 13-year-old Jewish males. Although no one was sure if Sebastian was Jewish, they were sure he was enjoying the celebration.
18. In 2009 when Miami played FSU 132 players from the state of Florida were on the combined rosters.
19. In 1966 Ray Bellamy, University of Miami receiver became the first black scholarship player on a major college team in the deep south.
20. The 1988 Hurricanes were the first Florida collegiate team of any type to be invited to the White House by then President Ronald Reagan