Miami Hurricanes WRs Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo close to program records

Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes wide receivers Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo are each closing in on program records. Harley has 169 career receptions and needs four to tie and one to break the record set by Reggie Wayne from 1997 through 2000. Rambo has 71 receptions for 1,070 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Rambo needs one reception to tie and two to break the single-season reception record set by Leonard Hankerson in 2010. The Miami single-season receiving yardage record was set by Allan Hurns with 1,162 in 2013. Rambo is currently fifth all-time for Miami. Against the porous Duke pass defense, those records should all fall.

Rambo will need two receptions for 93 yards to set the Miami Hurricanes single-season receiving records. In addition to the reception and receiving records, Rambo has five games over 100 yards receiving this season, two more between 90 plus yards and five games with at least seven receptions.

After leading Miami with 57 receptions, 799 yards and seven TDs in 2020, Harley has accepted his role as the complementary receiver to Rambo this season. Harley can still approach the receptions and TD numbers he had in 2020. On the postgame show on Saturday, Harley stated he will play in Miami’s to-be-determined bowl game.

Harley has 44 receptions for 447 yards and five TDs this season. Both players participated in Senior Day before the game against Virginia Tech last Saturday. Harley is in his last season. Rambo has one more year of eligibility, but will likely leave for the NFL Draft. Harley had two receptions for 105 yards and a TD versus Duke in 2020.

Duke ranks 128th nationally in pass defense this season. Only New Mexico State and Michigan State allow more passing yards in 2021. Miami had 388 yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions in a 38-17 loss to the Spartans in September. Those numbers came with D’Eriq King at QB in his final game for Miami.

Tyler Van Dyke took over the following week against Central Connecticut State and has led a productive Miami passing offense in eight starts. Rambo tied a program record with 12 receptions against Michigan State for156 yards and two TDs. Van Dyke and Rambo have built a rapport leading the Miami passing offense.

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Since Van Dyke became the starting QB, Rambo has had 46 receptions for 829 yards and three of his five TDs. Harley has 32 receptions for 346 yards and all five of his TDs with Van Dyke as the starting QB. Miami should have a day to celebrate three receiving records falling on Saturday in Durham.