Canes Quaterback Kaaya Leaving Miami For NFL
As the Miami Hurricanes continue trying to move their football program forward after their first bowl win in a decade, they’ll have to take the next steps without the leading passer in UM history.
As many around the Hurricanes have expected for several weeks, junior quarterback Brad Kaaya is bypassing his senior year at Miami and entering this year’s NFL draft, the quarterback and school announced in a statement Monday night.
“While I am looking forward to pursuing my future endeavors, I am going to miss our fans, media, students, administrators, coaches, families and most importantly, my teammates, who were with me through the good times and the tough times,” Kaaya said in the statement.
“Attending a university this far from home wasn’t the easiest transition initially, but this program provided me a home away from home ever since my arrival in 2014. Since then, I have registered as a resident of Florida and am proud to call Miami my long-term home. I plan to be involved with the University of Miami moving forward as I pursue my degree in communications. I also will give back to this university and South Florida community, two places that had such a positive impact on my life. I look forward to watching coach [Mark] Richt and his staff and our team do even bigger and better things for years to come.”