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The U's NFL Touchdown Streak Finally Ends

How easy must it have been for the Miami Hurricanes to recruit skill position players to their program over the last 10 years? All they had to do was point to their celebrated streak of NFL weeks where at least one of their products scored a touchdown. It started late in the 2002 season and kept going and going and going… reaching 149 weeks before it finally ended tonight.

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Miami has several memorable streaks from their two decades of dominance — the 58-game home winning streak from 1985 to 1994, and the 33-game winning streak from 2000-2002. But the NFL touchdown streak might be the one people know about the most today. To give you an idea how absurd this streak was, the new leader in this category is now the Pittsburgh Panthers, whose alums have scored NFL touchdowns in a whopping 13 straight weeks.

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Here’s nearly the entire list, from ProCanes.com. And yes, I laughed when I saw Warren Sapp’s name on there in the 2003 season, remembering when he caught an acrobatic touchdown pass against the Saints. (Actually, it should be on there twice, because he caught another one against the Falcons that year and then did his Beyonce dance.)

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