Spence & Hankerson Add to Miami Award List

Spence & Hankerson Add to Miami Award List

Dec. 14, 2010

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Sean Spence and Leonard Hankerson received honorable mention All-America honors from SI.com on Tuesday afternoon.

A junior linebacker for the University of Miami, Spence has 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and has been the emotional leader of the ‘Canes defense.  He ranks fourth in the ACC in tackles for loss and seventh nationally among linebackers.

Hankerson is in the midst of arguably the best statistical season by a wide receiver in Miami history.  Hankerson has a UM record 12 touchdown receptions, while leading the ACC and gaining on the UM records with 1,085 yards and 66 receptions.

Hankerson was named the recipient of the College Football Performance Awards 2010 Elite Wide Receiver Trophy on Satdurday, Dec. 11.

Hankerson, Spence and their teammates are wrapping up finals this week and will continue on-field preparations for the 2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl on Wednesday morning.  The ‘Canes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will renew their rivalry in front of a national TV audience on CBS on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern.