Secondary Connections

The Miami-Florida State game always features a number of players with personal connections. Many of them know about each other from their high school days and some still stay in touch. These four players in the secondary that remain close friends.

The four players are all seniors and could be facing each other for the last time in their careers. Miami has won the last six games between the two schools and would like to keep the bragging rights in these friendly rivalries.

#5 Greg Threat - Miami - Strong Safety
Tallahassee Lincoln '02
Career Stats:
31 games/17 starts
171 tackles, 3 interceptions

#22 Pat Watkins - FSU - Free Safety
Tallahassee Lincoln '02
Career Stats:
36 games/13 starts
128 tackles, 7 interceptions

Threat is the only player on Miami's roster from Lincoln, but Florida State features six players from one of the powerhouse programs in the state. Threat is the closest to Watkins and the two talk frequently to catch up on how things are going. Both players will be keys to their defensive success in the game Monday.

#22 Kelly Jennings - Miami - Cornerback
Live Oak Suwannee '01
Career Stats:
37 games/29 starts
83 tackles, 3 interceptions

#41 Kyler Hall - FSU - Rover
Live Oak Suwannee '01
Career Stats:
42 games/6 starts
80 tackles, 1 interception

Jennings and Hall have a ritual of talking to each other the night before the game regardless of which teams they are playing. Nothing changes when Miami takes on Florida State. Although the two talked earlier this week they plan on talking again Sunday night to keep up with tradition.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at

Canes Time Top Stories