Hester, Berlin Honored

University of Miami junior quarterback Brock Berlin and freshman kickoff return specialist Devin Hester have earned mention among the BIG EAST Conference's Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday.

Berlin (Shreveport, La.) led Miami to the second-biggest comeback in school history in a 38-33 victory over Florida. The junior quarterback erased a 23-point third quarter deficit by connecting on 13 straight throws at one point as the Hurricanes scored 28 unanswered points to secure the win. He finished the game 27-of-41 for 340 yards and two touchdowns, establishing a career-high in yardage. He shared the honor with Syracuse tailback Walter Reyes.

Hester (Riviera Beach, Fla.) took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in the win over Florida. The freshman finished with two kick returns for 125 yards prior to leaving the game with an injury. The 97-yard scamper was the fifth-longest in UM history and longest by a Hurricane player in 25 years. He shared the honor with Syracuse kickoff return man Johnnie Morant.

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