Fixing EA Sports’ Campus Legends – Miami Hurricanes Edition

The other day my buddy showed me EA’s latest attempt at making Madden enjoyable: Campus Legends (for a limited time). Basically you can play as certain college teams with rosters comprised of legends. Makes sense.

The initial list I saw had six teams. None of which were the Miami Hurricanes. I about lost my mind. I’m a much bigger Badger fan than of Miami, but I still love The U, and they are obviously a far superior program historically. Their omission was glaring, and I wouldn’t stand for it. I needed to do some research.

I clicked on the link and I found them. Case closed. Good job, me. But since I’m here, I might as well check out the actual roster. The 2001 Miami Hurricanes were the greatest team in college football history, and were one of five National Championship winning teams in program history. They’ve set a number of records for players selected in the NFL Draft. This squad will be stacked.

Huh? David Njoku at TE? I about lost my mind. As the younger middle child would say, this list is sus.

Off the top of my head, here are some other *TEs that have played at Miami: Greg Olsen, Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, and Jimmy Graham. No offense to David Njoku, but you’re not them. The only conclusion I could come to was I needed to make my own team.

Offense

QB – Vinny Testaverde

RB – Willis McGahee

WR – Michael Irvin

WR – Andre Johnson

WR – Reggie Wayne

TE – Jeremy Shockey

T – Bryant McKinnie

G – Vernon Carey

C – Brett Romberg

G – Eric Winston

T – Leon Searcy

Defense

DE – Calais Campbell

DT – Warren Sapp

DT – Russell Maryland

DE – Daniel Stubbs

LB – Ray Lewis

LB – Dan Morgan

LB – Jonathan Vilma

CB – Phillip Buchanon

SS – Ed Reed

FS – Sean Taylor

CB – Antrel Rolle

Specialists

KR/PR – Devin Hester

K – Michael Badgley

P – Jeff Feagles

Coach

Coach – Jimmy Johnson

Yes. My team is much better. You’re welcome.

A small sample of players that didn’t make the team: Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Clinton Portis, Edgerrin James, Frank Gore, Chuck Foreman, Vince Wilfork, Jerome Brown, Cortez Kennedy, Bennie Blades, Jonathan Vilma, several others, and David Njoku.

*TEs sentenced to prison not included

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