A Miami Hurricanes football player is petitioning for his 9th year of eligibility. Tight end Cam McCormick was a member of the 2016 recruiting class, suiting up for both “The U” and Oregon.
Injuries have obviously played a role in the decision, as well as the 2020 COVID year. Still, fans are shocked to see a player spend nearly a decade at the collegiate level.
McCormick came into college football in the 2016 high school cycle, signing with Oregon as a three-star prospect. For reference, that’s the same class as NFL players like Nick Bosa, AJ Brown, DK Metcalf, and Jalen Hurts, each of whom has spent multiple years at the professional level.
Miami TE Cam McCormick is applying for a 9th year of eligibility
He should be a 4 year veteran in the NFL
Other plays from his recruiting class:
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After reading his Miami player bio, you’ll understand why he’s looking for that 9th year.
Injuries have crippled his college production, limiting him to 26 games. Between 2018 and 2021, McCormick saw action in just three games combined, recording two catches for 14 yards.
He sustained season-ending injuries in both ’18 and ’21, while missing the entirety of the ’19 and ’20 seasons.
McCormick finally got back on the field last season with the Ducks, appearing in 13 games and hauling in 10 receptions for 66 yards and three scores. He transferred to Miami this past offseason, playing in all three games thus far.
For what it’s worth, McCormick says he was already granted that 9th year of eligibility from the PAC 12, but he’s since moved on to the ACC.
Fans have been quick to comment on the news.
One football follower said, “Stetson Bennett walked so Cam McCormick could run.”
Another wrote, “He better be Dr. Cam McCormick after this.”
“That’s Cam McCormick esq. to you buddy,” this fan commented.
While bizarre, McCormick’s certainly been through the ringer with his injury history. We’ll see if that 9th year is granted by the ACC leading to a return to Miami.