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Kerwin Bell’s three biggest University of Miami tormentors

These three ’Canes who hounded and harassed the former Gators QB more than anyone.
Florida quarterback Kerwin Bell (12) is sacked by Miami defenders Daniel Stubbs (96) and Dan Sileo (93) during a Sept. 6, 1986 game in Gainesville won by the Hurricanes 23-16. (Times, 1986) [HALE, FRASER | St. Petersburg Times]
Published Aug. 20

We asked Kerwin Bell, the last Gators quarterback to face Miami all four years of his playing career (1984-87), to name the three ’Canes defenders he dreaded facing the most.

1. DE Daniel Stubbs (totaled 4½ sacks in ’86 and ’87 games)

"When he hit you, he tried to hurt you. When he was bringing you to the ground, it wasn't just bringing you to the ground, he was trying to wring your neck as you were going to the ground. He was a very physical football player, great pass-rusher. Man, he hit me a lot of times."

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2. CB Bennie Blades (intercepted Bell in ’87 contest)

University of Miami safety Bennie Blades (Miami athletics) [HANDOUT | Times files]

“Unbelievable player back there. I thought he was a really, really good football player.”

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3. DT Jerome Brown (sacked Bell twice in ’86 game)

Jerome Brown, who played with the University of Miami and the Philadelphia Eagles, is one of the most prominent athletes to ever come out of this area. (Times, 1987) [FILE PHOTO | ]

“We’d walk to the line of scrimmage, and he’s looking at you like, ‘I’m coming to get you.’ I mean, he was scary almost. If you paid attention to him, he was a talker, but he also backed it up. He was a good football player.”


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