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1991 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
National Champions
Orange Bowl, W, 22-0 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big East
Coaches #2
AP #1
1991 record 12-0 (2-0 Big East)
Head coach Dennis Erickson
Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Sonny Lubick
Base defense 4-3

Home stadium

Miami Orange Bowl
« 1990 1992 »

The 1991 Miami Hurricanes were the national champions of the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season, as determined by the AP Poll. 1991 was a split championship year, though, as the Washington Huskies finished #1 in the Coaches' Poll. The national championship was the fourth won by the University of Miami in football, all of which had come in the nine years since 1983, leading some to dub the era, "The Decade of Dominance."


Starting Lineup



Position Name
QB Gino Torretta
FB Stephen McGuire
RB Daryl Spencer
TE Coleman Bell
SE Horace Copeland
FL Lamar Thomas
WT Leon Searcy
WG Rudy Barber
C Kelvin Harris
SG Claude Jones
ST Mario Cristobal


Position Name
RE Rusty Medearis
DT Jarrod D'Gerolamo
DT Anthony Hamlet
LE Kevin Patrick
WLB Jessie Armstead
MLB Micheal Barrow
SLB Darrin Smith
RCB Herbert James
LCB Ryan McNeil
FS Darryl Williams
SS Hurlie Brown

Special Teams

Position Name
K Carlos Huerta
P Paul Snyder
KR Kevin Williams
KR Darryl Spencer
PR Kevin Williams

Schedule & Results

Date Result Miami Rank# (Rank#)Opponent Stadium · City
August 31, 1991 W 31-3 #3 @ Arkansas War Memorial Stadium - Little Rock, AR
September 12, 1991 W 40-10 #2 #10 Houston Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
September 28, 1991 W 34-10 #2 @ Tulsa Tulsa, OK
October 5, 1991 W 40-3 #2 Oklahoma State Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
October 12, 1991 W 26-20 #2 #9 Penn State Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
October 19, 1991 W 55-0 #2 Long Beach State Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
October 26, 1991 W 36-9 #2 @ Arizona Arizona Stadium - Tucson, AZ
November 9, 1991 W 27-3 #3 West Virginia* Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
November 16, 1991 W 17-16 #2 @ #1 Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium - Tallahassee, FL
November 23, 1991 W 19-14 #1 @ Boston College* Alumni Stadium - Chestnut Hill, MA
November 30, 1991 W 39-12 #1 San Diego State Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
January 1, 1992 W 22-0 #1 #11 Nebraska Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
*Big East game $Orange Bowl game #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.


Awards and honors

First Team All-Americans

  • Jarrod D'Gerolamo, DT(consensus)
  • Leon Searcy, T
  • Darrin Smith, LB
  • Darryl Williams, FS
  • Kevin Williams, KR/PR

Awards Finalists

Bold indicates winners

  • Darrin Smith, LB - Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • Gino Torretta, QB - Big East Offensive Player of the Year
  • Kevin Williams, KR/PR - Big East Special Teams Player of the Year

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award

  • Carlos Huerta, K

Team Players drafted into in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Leon Searcy Tackle 1 11 Pittsburgh Steelers
Darryl Wililams Defensive Back 1 28 Cincinnati Bengals
Craig Erickson Quarterback 4 86 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Anthony Hamlet Defensive End 10 263 Seattle Seahawks



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