Three Miami senior’s are slated to play in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, scheduled on January 19th at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.
RB Mike James, S Vaughn Telemaque and DE Darius Smith will all participate.
The bowl game allows NFL prospects to “showcase their talent in front of 25,000 football fans.” The event seeks to educate potential NFL prospects, as well as teach them valuable life skills (like not blowing all of their money) courtesy of former NFL coaches – this year will feature former coaches Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil.
During 2012, James had his best season as a Hurricane. The Haines City (FL.) native totaled 621 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He caught 30 receptions for 344 yards and three touchdowns. The James – Johnson tandem was exciting to watch and fans couldn’t help but root for James. He was a vocal leader on the Miami offense and endured a lot while in Coral Gables.
S Vaughn Telemaque arrived in Miami from Long Beach, CA. Expected to be the next big safety at Miami, some would say that Telemaque never quite lived up to the hype. The senior spent most of the 2012 season as a backup but saw action in ten games, including two starts. Telemaque received ALL-ACC, honorable mention from coaches. He recorded 20 tackles and one forced fumble.
New Britain, Conn. native Darius Smith made seven starts in 2012. He started the first six games of the season and tallied 11 tackles and one sack.
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