Several Miami Hurricanes offensive players sign as undrafted free agents in NFL

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: Trayone Gray /

Travis Homer was the only offensive player from the Miami football team selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Three of Homer’s teammates on offense signed as undrafted free agents with NFL teams and another pair are still hoping to catch on with NFL franchises.

Travis Homer was the 205th pick overall in the sixth round by the Seattle Seahawks. Homer is currently fifth on the depth chart at running back with the Seahawks. The Miami Hurricanes leading rusher the past two seasons projects to be a star on special teams in the NFL before getting a chance at running back.

Homer will be joined in NFL training camps by former Miami Hurricanes teammates on the offensive side of the ball by fullback/running back Trayone Gray and offensive linemen Tyree St. Louis and Tyler Gauthier.

Gray was the first former Miami player to sign as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He joins safety Sheldrick Redwine as Cleveland Browns rookies. Redwine was surprisingly the first Miami player selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Browns selected him in the fourth round.

Gray and Redwine join a Cleveland team becoming Coral Gables North. Miami alums Duke Johnson, David Njoku, Olivier Vernon, Chad Thomas and Ray-Ray Armstrong are on the Browns roster. Cleveland Head Coach Freddie Kitchens welcomed Redwine to the Browns and mentioned the five aforementioned Miami football alums who play for the Browns.

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is one of the most celebrated Browns in franchise history. Johnson has been the most productive of the Hurricanes alums on the Browns roster. The Hurricanes all-time leading rusher has been one of the best receivers at running in the NFL during his career.

Gray signs with Cleveland after playing fullback for the first time in 2018. He shocked scouts at the Miami Hurricanes pro day by running a 4.37 40-yard dash. He was able to do that at 6’1.5, 233 pounds. Former teammate DeeJay Dallas labeled Gray “a Mack Truck with a Ferrari engine.”

Gray had limited opportunities to carry the football in his Miami Hurricanes career. He had to sit out the 2016 season after tearing his ACL. Gray finished his Miami career with 60 carries for 294 yards and five touchdowns in 29 games. Gray gave a shoutout to his new hometown after signing.

Gauthier and St. Louis also join a team chock full of Miami football alums. St. Louis will reunite with Braxton Berrios, Philip Dorsett and Trent Harris with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Only Dorsett contributed for New England last season.

St. Louis played exclusively at offensive tackle during his Miami football career. He is expected to move to guard in the NFL. St. Louis was quoted in the Miami Herald about his skill set and impending move inside on the offensive line as a professional. The Patriots are two deep at guard and four deep at tackle.

"“I have all the natural attributes that a tackle has: great feet, good center of gravity, long hands, long arms, really good speed and power…It’s just now moving that inside makes things a lot easier.”"

Gauthier started the final 25 games of his Miami Hurricanes career at center. He missed Miami’s Pinstripe Bowl loss with an unspecified suspension. Gauthier should be a versatile offensive lineman in the NFL. He also started the final four games of the 2016 season at left guard. Gauthier could be competing with St. Louis for a roster spot.

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Gauthier faces an uphill battle to make the Patriots roster. New England is three deep at center. That includes second-team center, James Ferentz. Ferentz is the son of Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz. Wide receiver Darrell Langham will also get a look with the Miami Dolphins in minicamp this spring.