Monday ProCanes Report: Wayne Makes History
ProCanes Recaps: Week 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Monday Morning ProCanes report will weed through all the NFL highlights and news to bring you the information you care about the most... what the former University of Miami Hurricanes did during the week prior. Week Two of the NFL season was a week of firsts for the newest batch of ProCanes: Miami Dolphins' rookie Lamar Miller revisited one of his favorite destinations - the back of the Sun Life Stadium endzone - while second-year wideout Leonard Hankerson hauled in the team's longest pass of the day for his first career professional score. Most impressively, veteran Reggie Wayne placed his name first among the all-time ProCanes in his team's win over Minnesota.
Lamar Miller (Miami Dolphins) - 10 carries, 65 yards, 1 touchdown
Though Reggie Bush's dominance helped propel the Fins to their first victory of 2012, Lamar Miller's 15-yard touchdown run helped seal their win over the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium. Making his debut for the hometown team, Miller scampered through a big hole with just over five minutes remaining in the game to put Miami up for good. The former Killian standout drew praise from teammates in his first professional game, finishing with a 6.5-yard average per carry and a personal-best 19-yard run.
Video highlights: 19-yard Run | First Career Touchdown
Leonard Hankerson (Washington
Redskins) - 2 catches, 68 yards, 1 touchdown
After failing to record a catch in Week One, second-year wideout Leonard Hankerson showed off his speed and ability Sunday against St. Louis. The 2011 Redskins' draftee blew past the secondary on a play action reverse, as rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III unleashed a 68-yard bomb to a wide-open Hankerson for his first career score. Though the team ultimately fell on the road by a final score of 31-28, Hankerson added his name to an ever-growing list of talented Redskins' weapons for quarterback RGIII.
Video Highlights: 68-Yard TD
Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis
Colts) - 7 catches, 71 yards, 1 touchdown
After an impressive opening week, veteran Reggie Wayne hauled in his first big touchdown catch from a quarterback not named Peyton Manning Sunday afternoon. Rookie draft pick Andrew Luck connected with his 12th-year pro on a 30-yard strike just before halftime to give the Colts' a double-digit lead over Minnesota. With his seven-catch performance, Wayne now ranks fifth in the league with 15 catches and sixth in receiving yards (206). With his 71-yard performance, Wayne passed fellow Hurricane legend Michael Irvin for 20th all-time in receiving yards (11,914).
Video Highlights: 30-Yard Score
Frank Gore (San Francisco 49ers) - 105 total yards, 89 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
San Francisco's veteran running back helped lead the home team to a victory over Detroit on Sunday Night Football. Gore's one-yard touchdown plunge helped build a 49ers' lead to start of the second quarter, while his big block on a 3rd-and-14 situation helped free up wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 15-yard gain. Two weeks into the season, the eighth-year veteran finds himself near the top of the league leaderboards in yards (201, fourth), yards per game (100.5, fourth), yards per attempt (6.1, fifth) and touchdowns (two, tied for third).
Video Highlights: 16-yard run | Goal Line Score
Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints) - 7 catches, 71 yards, 1 touchdown
For the second consecutive week, the third-year tight end helped continue the streak of eight-straight regular season weeks (and 157 of the past 158) with a ProCanes' score. Though not as flashy as last week's touchdown, Graham helped New Orleans convert a redzone opportunity with a one-yard grab from quarterback Drew Brees. With the catch, Graham has now caught a touchdown pass in seven straight games (including two postseason games), which served as the longest active streak among all NFL pass-catchers.
Video Highlights: 1-yard TD
ProCanes Wallpaper of the Day: Reggie Wayne
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