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NFL Streak Continues: McGee, James Drafted

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 04/27/2013
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NEW YORK – Former Miami Hurricanes shut-down corner Brandon McGee and power running back Mike James were selected Saturday during the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft held at Radio City Music Hall.

McGee was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round, while James was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round. McGee is the 12th Miami Hurricane drafted by the Rams and the first since Damione Lewis in 2001; James is the 13th Hurricane drafted by the Buccaneers and the first since Nate Webster in 2000.

With the selections, Miami now has had at least NFL draft pick in each of the last 39 years, one of the longest streaks among FBS programs.

McGee started the final 24 games of his college career at defensive back. As a senior in 2012, he tied for sixth on the team with 54 tackles and tied for the team lead with two interceptions. The Plantation, Fla., product also notched 4.0 tackles-for-loss and finished with a team-best seven pass break-ups. In December, he was the recipient of the Captain’s Award and Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit at the team’s end-of-season banquet. He participated in the 88th East-West Shrine Game held in January at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

McGee concluded his college career with 109 total tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, 12 pass break-ups and three interceptions in 44 games with 25 career starts.

James competed in both the Senior Bowl and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January. He started all 12 games at running back for the Hurricanes in 2012, finishing as the team's second-leading rusher with 642 yards and six TDs. The Haines City, Fla., product concluded his career with 1,386 rushing yards and 17 scores, while catching 67 passes for 585 yards and five TDs. One of 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team in September, he was the recipient of the Community Service Man of the Year, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadering Award and Jack Harding Team MVP at the team’s end-of-season banquet.

Both McGee and James graduated in December from the University of Miami with their bachelor’s degrees.

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 ALL-TIME MIAMI HURRICANES DRAFTED BY ST. LOUIS RAMS
 YEAR RD NO NAME, POS.
TEAM
 1963 5 60 Roland Benson, T Los Angeles Rams
 1965 3 37 Fred Brown, E Los Angeles Rams
  12 162 Bob Werl, E Los Angeles Rams
 1971 9 228 Joe Schmidt, WR Los Angeles Rams
 1975 1 11 Dennis Harrah, OT Los Angeles Rams
 1989 1 21 Bill Hawkins, DE Los Angeles Rams
  1 26 Cleveland Gary, RB Los Angeles Rams
 1991 4 107 Robert Bailey, DB Los Angeles Rams
 1992 12 312 Kelvin Harris, C Los Angeles Rams
 1996 6 176 Derrick Harris, RB St. Louis Rams
 2001
1 12 Damione Lewis, DT St. Louis Rams
 2013 5 149 Brandon McGee, DB St. Louis Rams
  ALL-TIME MIAMI HURRICANES DRAFTED BY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
 YEAR RD NO NAME, POS.
TEAM
 1978 8 196 John McGriff, LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1980 12 326 Gene Coleman, DB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1983 5 131 Tony Chickillo, DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1984 8 198 Fred Robinson, DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1987 1 1 Vinny Testaverde, QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2 50 Winston Moss, LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1992 4 86 Craig Erickson, QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1993 3 60 Lamar Thomas, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4 104 Horace Copeland, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 1995 1 12 Warren Sapp, DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 2000 3 90 Nate Webster, LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 2013 6 189 Mike James, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT PICKS
 YEAR RD PK NAME, POS. TEAM
 1987 (3) 3 - Dan Sileo, DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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