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A two-year starter at punter, Botts has appeared in 22 career games in two seasons at Miami. As a junior in 2011, he finished the season second in the ACC with a 42.7 yards-per-punt average. Botts, a 2012 Ray Guy Award nominee, currently ranks seventh in the ACC with a 40.5 yards per punt. Prior to Miami, Botts spent his sophomore season at Moorpark CC and his freshman season at Bakersfield College, where he played both quarterback and punter. www.hurricanesports.com
Buchanan has spent five years in the Miami Hurricanes program, but each of his last two seasons have been cut short by injury. As a freshman in 2008, he played in nine games on special teams and then moved to outside linebacker in 2009, playing all 13 games. As a junior in 2010, he started 10 of 13 games and finished fifth on the team in tackles with 54. As a senior in 2011, he played and started four games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury against Bethune-Cookman. In the second game of 2012, the fifth-year senior again suffered a season-ending injury at Kansas State. The Melbourne, Fla., native has 116 career tackles in 41 games with 14.0 tackles for loss and one interception. www.hurricanesports.com
In each of his two seasons at Miami, he has participated as a member of the Hurricanes’ scout team. Prior to transferring to The U, Dean was a two-year starter for the Fordham Rams and was a two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week in 2008. As a prep star at Saint Andrews HS in Gulf Stream, Ala., he earned all-state accolades as a two-year starter and was a member of the team’s four-time state champion lacrosse team. www.hurricanesports.com
A member of the scout team, Dunckel was a four-year letterwinner in swimming at St. John’s College High School, specializing in the 100-yard breaststroke. He also set the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke. www.hurricanesports.com
The 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team member has played in 48 games as a Miami Hurricane and as senior in 2012 has become one of the team’s dominating offensive forces. James ranks second on the team with 529 rushing yards and 5 TD. He has 1,248 career rushing yards and earlier this season became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in program history. www.hurricanesports.com
The converted receiver is enjoying his best season as a Miami Hurricane with 21 catches for 348 yards through 10 games. As a junior in 2011, he saw action in 10 games, mostly on special teams and recorded three tackles. In 2010, he played in three games, while starting one on special teams after redshirting in 2009. As a true freshman in 2008, he played in 11 games and made his career-first start at Virginia. He caught five passes for 71 yards with a TD against the Cavaliers. He also ran track for UM as a freshman, participating in the 100- and 200-meter as well as the 4x400-meter relay team during the outdoor season and the 55- and 60-meter and 4x400-meter relay team during the indoor season. www.hurricanesports.com
The 2011 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year played in three games in 2012, including a start vs. NC State before suffering a season-ending injury. In 2011, he participated as a member of scout team, but did not see any game action. As a sophomore in 2010, Jones played in two games for the Hurricanes and started at right tackle in the season opener vs. Florida A&M. He also graded out at 100 percent in his second game against Georgia Tech. www.hurricanesports.com
After playing defensive line at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, Kelly transferred home to play for the Miami Hurricanes. The walk-on moved to long snapper and has been the Canes’ long snapper for the last eight games. In game three of the season, he made his UM debut after starting long snapper Sean McNally suffered a season-ending knee injury. www.hurricanesports.com
Lewis has played in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman in 2012. During the 2011 season, he played in one game against Duke and also earned Scout Team Player of the Week honors heading into Miami’s matchup against Virginia Tech. During his first two seasons in Coral Gables, Lewis was a defensive tackle, playing seven games and recording three tackles in 2009 and playing one game in 2010. www.hurricanesports.com
McGee has started 22 consecutive games at defensive back – all 12 in 2011 and the first 10 in 2012. He finished eighth on the team with 38 tackles in 2011 and currently ranks seventh on the team with 43 tackles and two interceptions in 2012. He played in 10 games with one start as a sophomore in 2010, while recording 15 tackles. In 2009, he was one of only three true freshmen – including teammate Mike James – to play in double-digit games for the Hurricanes. He saw action in 10 games on special teams and as a reserve defensive back. www.hurricanesports.com
Lopez has been a member of the scout team during his team at the University of Miami. In 2011, Lopez earned Scout Team Player of the Week honors heading into the squad’s game against No. 17 Ohio State. www.hurricanesports.com
A member of the scout team, O’Dare came to Miami after playing quarterback at Jacksonville University. As a prep star at Vero Beach HS, he played both basketball and football. He was the team captain for the two-time district champion football team. www.hurricanesports.com
The second-year defensive lineman started seven of the first eight games for the Hurricanes, recording 11 tackles (7 solo stops). In his first season at Miami in 2011, he played in all 12 games, earning seven starts. He finished with 21 tackles and registered three tackles for loss. www.hurricanesports.com
The 2011 Special Teams MVP has seen action in nine games in 2012 – all on special teams. He has four tackles – all solo stops. The son of Miami Strength and Conditioning Coach Andreu Swasey, the Miami native saw action in all 12 games in 2011, mostly on special teams. He finished 2011 with 11 tackles and was named Scout Team Player of the Week heading into the team’s game against Duke. www.hurricanesports.com
Telemaque has played in eight games with two starts this season, while making 18 tackles. Named the team’s 2010 Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player, he started all 12 games at safety in 2011 and finished fourth on the team with 59 tackles. As a sophomore in 2010, he was one of seven Canes to start all 13 games; he finished 2010 with 58 tackles – good for fourth on the team – and was tied for the team lead with three interceptions, including two picks against Duke. In 2009 as a redshirt freshman, he had 48 total tackles and four pass break-ups. www.hurricanesports.com
Thompkins has played in all 10 games in 2012, splitting time as receiver and on special teams. He has 2 catches for 3 yards and 2 solo tackles. In 2011 as a junior, he saw action in all 12 games, mainly on special teams, and finished the season with 3 catches for 21 yards and 9 tackles on special teams. He played in 11 games with four starts in 2010 and played in 10 games in 2009. He played in the first two games of his true freshman season in 2008 before suffering a season-ending injury. He was later awarded a medical hardship. www.hurricanesports.com
A 2011 Lou Groza Award semifinalist, Wieclaw is 14-for-19 on field goals and 33-for-33 on point-after attempts in 2012. Wieclaw was the team’s 2011 Special Teams MVP after converting on 11-for-14 on field goals and 39-for-39 on point-after attempts. He played in all 12 games in 2011 and all 10 games in 2010. In last season’s meeting at USF, he converted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lead the Canes to a 6-3 victory over the Bulls. He later drilled a season-long 49-yard field goal in the season finale against Boston College. His is holding opponents to 18.2 yards per kick return on the season. www.hurricanesports.com