The Miami football program has had 64 alums make 122 Superbowl appearances. That is nearly three teams full of starters of Miami Hurricanes alums in the Superbowl.
Putting together an offense of Miami football alums that have excelled in the Superbowl would be a team of some of the great players in NFL history. Several Hall of Famers, All-Pros and Probowl players would be on the “team.”
The biggest names on the offensive side of the ball for the All Miami Hurricanes Superbowl team would begin with Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills at quarterback, Superbowl XXV Most Valuable Player Ottis Anderson and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin who won two of his three Superbowls against Buffalo.
Kelly has become a favorite of Miami football fans and followers over the past few years with his battle with cancer. Kelly is a two-time cancer survivor. He had surgery to remove part of his upper jaw a few years ago. Kelly is the only Miami Hurricanes quarterback alum to throw a pass in a Superbowl.
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Kelly’s successor with the Hurricanes, Bernie Kosar played in the Cowboys XVIII win over the Bills but did not throw a pass. In four appearances, Kelly completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 829 yards, two touchdowns, seven interceptions and a dismal 55.8 quarterback rating.
Kelly’s Superbowl performances were subpar, but quarterbacking a team to four consecutive conferences championships is an impressive achievement. Either Kelly or Anderson would be the captain of the Miami and Superbowl alums offense. Should it be a former Superbowl MVP or the quarterback of a four-time participant?
When naming a team of former Hurricanes who have starred in the Superbowl it has to start with the position players South Florida is known for. A few of these players on the list of former Hurricanes stars who have shined on football’s biggest stage are or will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.