- Jun 12, 2012
Although not the most heralded position on the field, the Miami Hurricanes will have a new starting fullback for the 2017 season.
Graduate transfer Marquez Williams was a solid contributor in his one season at Miami during his final year of eligibility, but a player within the program is looking to catch the attention of Mark Richt for the 2017 season.
Redshirt freshman Dewayne Washington II has been Miami's first-team fullback in spring practice and sources say he has been more than holding his own at the position. Washington, a walk-on, was the scout team's defensive MVP as a linebacker and defensive end last season in his freshman season in which he redshirted.
Washington wears #47 on the field and is listed at 6-feet, 240-pounds. He also played fullback in high school.
Miami is also expected to use tight end Chris Herndon out of the backfield as they've done before.