The National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2010s All-Decade Teams on offense, defense, and special teams, and three former Hurricanes were named on the roster.
The University Of Miami was represented by former players: running back Frank Gore, defensive lineman Calais Campbell, and kick returner Devin Hester.
In fifteen NFL seasons, Gore has 15,347 career rushing yards on 3,548 carries, and 79 touchdowns. He’s also been selected to five Pro Bowls in his career and was twice selected as a Second-Team All-Pro.
Gore is currently third on the NFL’s career rushing list at 15,347 yards. He only sits behind Emmit Smith and Walter Payton.
A Miami Native, Gore battled knee injuries and rushed for 1,975 yards with 17 touchdowns. He won a championship in 2001.
During his twelve-year NFL career, Campbell has totaled 88 sacks, 151 tackles for loss, 14 forced fumbles, three interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns.
In 2019, Campbell was recognized for his excellence on and off the field and was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
At UM, Campbell recorded 129 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, one interception, and three forced fumbles from 2005-07.
Then there is the Windy Citer Flyer, arguably the greatest Miami Hurricane of all time.
Hester played 11 seasons at wide receiver, amassing 3,311 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense. However, Hester will always be remembered as the greatest NFL kick returner of all time. He returned 14 punts and five kickoffs for touchdowns in his career.
At the U, Hester was a 2004 All-American and a two-time first-team All-ACC selection. He totaled 1,657 return yards, while taking four punts and two kicks for touchdowns.
Hester also played defensive back for two seasons, recording 5 interceptions and 28 tackles.