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October 24, 2020
Q. You turned down academic scholarships at a handful of Ivy League schools to walk-on at Miami, why?
A. I bleed green and orange. I've seen this program go from the bottom to the top.
I've been here for the great days and been here for a couple bad days and I just wanted to be part of this team and the brotherhood and family atmosphere that is here.

Joaquin a Brown!
After a long and drawn out 2002 draft, Joaquin finally knew where he would make his next mark: Cleveland is the city; the Browns are the team. As the 227th overall pick, Joaquin is an absolute steal. This young man may prove to be one of the best value picks in the 2002 NFL Draft. Joaquin...


Joaquin Prepares for the NFL
Joaquin has been working hard since the last game of the season and has already gained 15 lbs of additional muscle while gaining speed. Joaquin hopes to impress the NFL scouts during UM's "Pro Day" March 7th. "I am quicker and stronger than I've ever been and I feel great weighing 310 lbs. I look forward to the challenge ahead, and as always my heart and all my energies are devoted to becoming the best offensive lineman in the NFL."

2001 National Champions
Without a loss and without a doubt, Miami is the national champion. The Hurricanes completed a perfect season by overwhelming Nebraska 37-14 in the 88th Rose Bowl on Thursday night, ending any debate about who is No. 1. With Ken Dorsey throwing three touchdown passes - two to receiver Andre Johnson - Miami rolled...

Academic Heisman
University of Miami senior offensive tackle Joaquin Gonzalez was named winner of the "Academic Heisman," the HealthSouth Draddy Award, in a ceremony honoring 16 national scholar-athletes at the National Football Foundation's 44th Annual Awards dinner Tuesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The HealthSouth Draddy Award, known as the "Academic Heisman," is the ultimate honor a college football scholar-athlete...

First Team All-American
Gonzalez, who already has earned First-Team acclaim from the Football Writers Association for the second consecutive season, was a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award this season and will set a new Miami record for career starts at the Rose Bowl with his 49th. The Miami native, one of the school's most accomplished scholar-athletes, has allowed only two sacks in his collegiate career...

Miami and Florida each placed three players on the 2001 All-America football team, announced Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America. The top-ranked Hurricanes placed defensive back Edward Reed, offensive linemen Bryant McKinnie and Joaquin Gonzalez on the 25-man team...
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