Prepares for the NFL
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."
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...
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...
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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