Friday Stock Report: 11/25

This week I decided to take a look at the careers of the 17 seniors who will be playing in their final home game tomorrow against Virginia. It has been great getting to know these individuals and I wish each of them the best of luck.

2001 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

TE #15 Buck Ortega
Miami, Fla. (Gulliver)
38 career games
12 career receptions, 156 yards, 0-4 passing

Did you know...Buck has played quarterback, linebacker, tight end, and wide receiver at Miami. He considers his career a "roller coaster", but has been grateful of his playing time.

CB #22 Kelly Jennings
Live Oak, Fla. (Suwannee)
38 career starts, most on the team
6 career interceptions

Did you know...Kelly is currently ranked 2nd in the nation in passes defensed. In high school, he caught 43 passes for 720 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.

FB #23 Quadtrine Hill
Sunrise, Fla. (Piper)
29 career starts, most amongst offensive players
870 career total yards, 4 career touchdowns

Did you know...Quadtrine does not wear gloves, wristbands, armbands, or sleeves because he "doesn't need to". He never has worn them and he likes the feel of his hand on the ball.

CB #24 Marcus Maxey
Navasota, Texas (Navasota)
44 career games
2 career interceptions

Did you know...Marcus consistently is one of top performers in the spring testing drills. In 2004, he posted the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.25) and also has one of the best vertical jumps.

K #33 Mark Gent
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Aquinas)
4-5 extra points
Handled kickoffs in second half of '03

Did you know...Mark won a Class 4A state championship in football (1999) and won national and state chamionships in soccer (1997, 1998) during his high school career.

LB #44 Leon Williams
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Canarsie)
45 career games, 5 career starts
137 career tackles, 12 for loss, 2.5 sacks

Did you know...Leon has aspirations of going into the music industry whether it is producing or performing. He has enjoyed his time at UM and has learned a variety of life lessons in his career.

LB #50 Roger McIntosh
Gaffney, S.C. (Gaffney)
44 career games, 24 career starts
262 career tackles, 29 for loss, 8 sacks

Did you know...Roger wore jersey number 24 in high school and previously committed to Clemson before attending the University of Miami. He was also named to the 2004 ACC All-Academic team.

OG #61 Tony Tella
Houston, Texas (Madison)
34 career games
12 starts at LG, 9 starts at RG

Did you know...Tony is one of the most soft-spoken individuals on the team and has been living with fellow senior offensive lineman Rashad Butler since they were freshmen.

OT #64 Rashad Butler
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Dwyer)
36 career games
14 starts at RT, 8 starts at LT

Did you know...Rashad graduated in May with a degree in sociology and is pursuing a second degree in sports administration just like his roommate Tony Tella.

DE #90 Thomas Carroll
Lakewood, N.J. (Lakewood)
41 career games, 28 career starts
150 career tackles, 25 for loss, 13.5 sacks

Did you know...Thomas is considered the most knowledgeable defensive player on the team and has aspirations of being a graduate assistant coach when his playing days are over.

DT #92 Orien Harris
Newark, Del. (Newark)
46 career games, 32 career starts
191 career tackles, 27 for loss, 8.5 sacks

Did you know...Orien is the leader of various dances before practice during stretches. The nimble big guy has shown a wide variety of moves this season.


OTHER SENIORS

SS #5 Greg Threat
Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln)
39 career games, 18 career starts
199 career tackles, 12 for loss, 3 interceptions

Did you know...Greg set a school-record with 83 assisted tackles in 2004. He also holds the school record with the most tackles by a safety during the season (136 in 2004)

WR #16 Tanard Davis
Miami, Fla. (Southridge)
22 career games
1 career interception

Did you know...Tanard played at St. Peter's College in New Jersey for one season, before becoming a walk-on at Miami. He has since earned a scholarship with the Hurricanes.

DE #57 Javon Nanton
Miami, Fla. (Miami Springs)
35 career games, 7 career starts
18 career sacks, most amongst active players

Did you know...Javon is often complimented by his teammates for his style of clothes. He is best-known for his wide assortment of throwback jerseys.

OG #68 Tyler McMeans
Shippenville, Pa. (Clarion)
18 career games
10 starts at LG, 6 starts at RG

Did you know...Tyler wears a size 18 shoe and is the older player on the team, 25 years old. He played one year of football in high school and spent four years in the Marines.

OT #74 Eric Winston
Midland, Texas (Lee)
28 career starts
27 starts at LT, 1 start at TE

Did you know...Eric provided CanesTime.com with a frequent journal entry since suffering a torn ACL in October 2004.

WR #83 Sinorice Moss
Miami, Fla. (Carol City)
46 career games, most amongst Miami receivers
63 career receptions, 1,046 yards, 8 TD

Did you know...Sinorice has aspirations of going into law enforcement when his football career is over. He also wants to get involved with helping kids in various programs.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com


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