Jim Kelley. Bernie Kosar. Vinny Testaverde. Steve Walsh. Gino Torretta. Ken Dorsey.
For the University of Miami, greatness has often been defined by the quarterback position. And so it is happening again. Kaaya, a sophomore quarterback for the Hurricanes, has become the centerpiece for a hopeful Miami team. He is the Sunshine State Player of the Week.
Kaaya was impressive in a 36-33 overtime victory against Nebraska Saturday, throwing for 379 yards. Miami took a 17-0 lead with Kaaya hitting nine of his first 13 passes for 143 yards. With his top two receivers out, Kaaya instead looked to redshirt senior Rashawn Scott, who caught nine passes for 151 yards.
Also considered for the weekly award were FSU cornerback Jalen Ramsey, FSU punter Cason Beatty, Florida defensive end Jon Bullard and FAU quarterback Alex McGough.