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Via Instagram. Brandon Washington giving back.

Via Instagram. Brandon Washington giving back.

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Rookie Spotlight: Brandon Washington (
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Brandon Washington’s Combine Measurables

Today’s action at the 2012 NFL Combine featured offfensive linemen, tight ends, kickers and punters. Brandon Washington is the only representative from Miami among this group.

Bench Press: 28 reps

40-Yard Dash: 5.25 seconds

Vert Jump: 25.0 inches

Broad Jump: 101.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 8.22 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.87 seconds

Check back later in the day. We’ll keep you updated with Washington’s progress through the drills.

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University of Miami offensive lineman Brandon Washington speaks with the media following practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Greentree Practice Fields in Coral Gables, Fla.

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University of Miami offensive lineman Brandon Washington speaks with members of the media prior to the start of Hurricanes football practice at Greentree Practice Fields on Friday, August 26, 2011.

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Two Canes Named to Preseason All-Southern Pigskin Team

CORAL GABLES, Fla.- Junior offensive lineman Brandon Washington and senior linebacker Sean Spence have been named to’s All-Southern Preseason Team, as announced by the website on Tuesday.

Washington started all 13 games for the Canes at right guard as a sophomore last season. He recorded 56 pancakes, 11 lumberjacks and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on two occasions (at Duke, 10/16; vs. Virginia Tech, 11/20). His best performance - and the best performance of any UM offensive lineman all season - came at Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, when he graded out at 99 percent in a 31-3 victory for the Hurricanes.

Spence is a candidate for the Butkus, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards. The Miami native returns as the second-leading tackler in the ACC after recording 111 total tackles a season ago. The second-team All-ACC performer led the Canes with 16 tackles for loss in 2010 en route to being named the team’s defensive MVP. In his career, Spence has recorded 212 tackles in 36 games.

Here is what the site had to say about both….

OG - Brandon Washington, Miami - At 6’4”, 320 pounds, Washington is an interior force for the Hurricanes. His game of the year came against Pittsburgh, as he graded out at 99% against the Panthers. He is the ACC’s top blocker.

LB - Sean Spence, Miami - With 111 tackles and 17 tackles for loss, Spence was one of the nation’s most dynamic linebackers in 2010. He also broke up six passes. Is the leader of the Hurricane defense.

Click HERE to view the entire All-Southern team.

Season Tickets for the start of the Al Golden Era and the 2011 Hurricanes Football Season are on sale now. For more information call 1-800-Go-Canes or purchase your tickets through by CLICKING HERE.

The Hurricanes will open their season in Maryland on Monday, Sept. 5 in a nationally-televised contest against the Terrapins.

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More Canes Earning Preseason All-ACC Praise

Chip Patterson of released his 2011 Preseason All-ACC Team on Monday and the squad is full of Hurricanes….six of them to be exact.

Running back Lamar Miller, offensive lineman Tyler Horn and Brandon Washington, defensive tackle Marcus Forston, linebacker Sean Spence and safety Ray-Ray Armstrong were named to the team of the site’s Eye on College Football blog.

In addition, Patterson listed the QB battle between Jacory Harris and Stephen Morris as something to watch for. He named FSU’s EJ Manuel as his team’s quarterback, with Maryland’s Danny O’Brien as another ACC QB he is expecting to have a big year.

Miller joined BC running back Montel Harris as the team’s two running backs. Patterson said of Miller….” Miller’s ranking nationally is debatable, but he should be one of the most impressive backs in the conference.”

On Forston…. “Forston has returned from a knee injury ahead of schedule, and could end up having a big impact on the field for the Hurricanes this season. Golden has been high on Forston since camp started, and if he can stay healthy the standout defensive lineman could finally deliver the type of season many have waited for from the top-ranked recruit.”

Click here for the full story….

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Canes on Patrol

University of Miami Hurricane football players will take a break from the gridiron to ride out with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies Saturday night in Deerfield Beach.

The Canes on Patrol program was created in 1996 by Deputy Butch Santy, a veteran law enforcement officer who’s been with BSO since 1976. The community initiative allows the UM student-athletes to interact with youth and other residents while patrolling with BSO deputies and learning firsthand what it means to protect and serve.


Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti will address the troops and several UM players Saturday, July 16 at a 6 p.m. roll call at the BSO Deerfield Beach district office. Following the briefing, the players will ride along with deputies throughout the district.


Among those players assisting deputies will be: wide receivers Laron Byrd, Kendal Thompkins, Tommy Streeter, Allen Hurns, Rashawn Scott and Phillip Dorsett; offensive lineman Brandon Washington; running back Mike James and tight end Cory White. will be on site for Canes on Patrol. Check the blog on Sunday for video, photographs and interviews from the event.

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Mel Kiper Lists Armstrong as Nation’s Top Junior Safety

ESPN’s Mel Kiper recently listed his top five college football juniors and seniors by position and five Canes - Sean Spence, Brandon Washington, Marcus Forston, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Vaughn Telemaque - appeared on the list. In Kiper’s eyes, Armstrong ranks as the top junior safety in the country.

Spence was the only Canes senior ranked, as he came in at No. 5 at the outside linebacker spot. Forston was the second-highest ranked Cane behind Amstrong, coming in at No. 2 among junior defensive tackles. The other two - Washington and Telemaque - are ranked third and fifth respectively among juniors at their positions.

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Brandon Washington talks to the media before practice about the status of the offensive line.

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