Sept 15 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis, players and head coach Al Golden enter the field before a game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Hurricanes Football: Meet The 'Cane Legacies


If you consider yourself to be a Miami Hurricanes fan, you have certainly heard of Ray Lewis and Michael Irvin.  I introduce you to their sons’, Ray Lewis III and Michael Irvin Jr.

Ray Lewis III

The younger Ray Lewis is fully aware of who his father is: 1st round draft pick; 13-time Pro Bowler; Super Bowl Champ; and arguably the greatest linebacker to ever play the game.  Despite his famous father, Lewis III remains humbled at heart.  He understands the comparisons that will be made between the two and the pressure that goes along with being the son of a great.

Lewis III (5-10, 192) is a stand-out running back for Lake Mary Prep, where he doubles as a linebacker.  In 2011, Lewis III amassed 2,321 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns.  He led the Griffins with 92 tackles and one sack.

The young Lewis has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and committed to Miami (FL.).  He has additional offers from the University of South Florida and Tennessee.

Michael Irvin Jr.

Like the younger Ray Lewis, Irvin Jr. grew up the son of a superstar.  Michael Irvin Sr. also attended the University of Miami.  He was a first round NFL draft pick; a five-time Pro Bowler; a 3-time Super Bowl Champion; and an NFL Hall of Famer.

Only a freshman, the the Plano (TX.) Prestonwood Christian WR is making quite the name for himself.  Already a starter on the varsity squad, he stands 6’2 and 195 pounds.  Irvin Sr. admits that he sees a lot of himself in his talented son, but encourages him to continue to learn the game.

As Irvin Jr. grows older, expect to hear his name being tossed around on the recruiting front, especially from the likes of Miami (FL.) and Texas.

Also hailing from the athletically talented Irvin family is Westminster Christian 2015 WR Tim Irvin.  Irvin (5’9, 182) has already taken an official visit to Miami (FL.) and holds early offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State.  Irvin has 18 catches for 198 yards and one touchdown on the season.  He has carried the ball 93 times for 674 yards and has 9 rushing touchdowns.  He has returned three punts for touchdowns (54, 50 and 45 yards) and has recorded 28 tackles and one sack.

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