Three UM student-athletes were selected on Sunday - defensive end Jamaal Green (4th round, Philadelphia Eagles), defensive tackle Matt Walters (5th round, New York Jets) and quarterback Ken Dorsey (7th round, San Francisco 49ers) - giving UM a total of 19 players taken in the 2002 and 2003 drafts and 27 selections over the last three NFL drafts. That two-year total for 2002-03 ties for the highest amount all-time for any college football program of 19 set by Miami in 1987-88 and Southern California in 1968-69 and 1973-74. In 2001-02, Miami's total matched USC's 1980-81 total of 18 draft picks, the second-best two-year total in NFL Draft history.
Miami's eight players taken this year ties the second-best single-draft UM total for a seven-round draft originally set in 1997. The most Hurricanes selected in a single NFL Draft was 12 in 1988 (eight round format), followed by 11 in 1963 (25 rounds) and 2002 (eight rounds) and 9 in 1993 (eight rounds). Miami has produced two No. 1 selections in the draft: Vinny Testaverde (1987 by Tampa Bay) and Russell Maryland (1991 by Dallas). The most players selected in a single NFL Draft from a single school is 14 set by USC in 1975 and duplicated by the Trojans in 1977.
Miami has produced 268 NFL draft picks in its history, dating back to end Bob Masterson's selection in the fourth round of the 1938 Draft by the Chicago Bears.
Miami Players Selected in the 2003 NFL Draft:
Player Round (Pick) Team
Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver 1 (3) Houston Texans
Jerome McDougle, Defensive End 1 (15) Philadelphia
Willis McGahee, Running Back 1 (23) Buffalo
William Joseph, Defensive Tackle 1 (25) N.Y. Giants
Andrew Williams, Defensive End 3 (89) San Francisco
Jamaal Green, Defensive End 4 (131) Philadelphia
Matt Walters, Defensive Tackle 5 (150) N.Y. Jets
Ken Dorsey, Quarterback 7 (241) San Francisco
3 More Hurricanes Selected Sunday
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