Miami Hurricanes leading receiver Braxton Berrios tweeted a classy goodbye to fans after the 34-24 loss to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl. The Senior wide receiver said “I left it all out there, gave this team and this city everything I had. I will always cherish these days. I love you Cane family!!!
Berrios is was maybe the most popular player on the Miami Hurricanes this season. He was the valedictorian of his business school class, won the Hurricanes receiving triple crown and trolled Notre Dame in the victory over the Fighting Irish.
Berrios graduated from the Business School with a double major in entrepreneurship and finance with a 3.961 Grade Point Average. He was named the Jim Tatum ACC Scholar athlete for his performance in the classroom and on the field.
Berrios led Miami in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns this season. Berrios finished the season with 51 receptions for 625 yards and nine touchdowns. Those were all numbers that were better than he had in his three previous collegiate seasons combined. Berrios also handled punt return duties.
Against the Fighting Irish after scoring a touchdown he pretended to be led off the field in handcuffs. That was a reference to the Catholic versus Convicts game from 1988. That game was nearly ten years before Berrios was born.
I left it all out there, gave this team and this city everything I had. I will always cherish these days. I love you Cane family!!!
— Braxton Berrios (@HNYNUT_BERRIOS) December 31, 2017
It’s a cliche, but Berrios is the kind of player any coach would want on their team and that any parent would love to have their daughter bring home. His love for the game and his university if frequently prevalent in his social media feed.
Berrios will get one more chance to show off his game in college. He is headed to the Senior Bowl college all-star team in Mobile, Alabama next month with teammates Chris Herndon IV and Kicker Michael Badgley. Herndon won’t play because of a MCL injury suffered in the loss to Pittsburgh in November.
Pleased to announced I’ve accepted the invite to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl!
— Braxton Berrios (@HNYNUT_BERRIOS) December 11, 2017
Defensive back Corn Elder, offensive lineman Danny Isidora, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, and punter Justin Vogel played in the Senior Bowl last season. All four players are on NFL Rosters this season.
Berrios got to end his collegiate career in his home stadium in a bowl game in front of his home fans. Although the Hurricanes lost, that’s a rarity. Berrios final game did not go as well as he could have hoped. He finished with just three receptions for 45 yards. Two of those came on back to back plays on the same drive.
His Senior season was a memorable one from a team and personal standpoint. Berrios became Malik Rosier’s go-to receiver. Berrios’ nine receiving touchdowns this is tied for seventh-most in school history.