University of Miami Athletics

Mark Pope


Wide Receiver




172 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Southridge

Mark Pope - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2020 (Junior): Saw action in all 11 games and made 10 starts…Ranked third on team in receptions (33) and third in receiving yards (403)…Caught two touchdown passes…Had long reception of 39 yards…Had long punt return of 20 yards…Finished with team-high six punt returns…Averaged 22.2 yards on five kick returns…Started season opener against UAB (Sept. 10) and finished with 79 all-purpose yards…Had two catches totaling 18 yards in win over Blazers…Started in road win over top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19), hauling in four passes for 64 yards in victory…Had long catch of 31 yards against Cardinals…Delivered another strong outing in start against rival Florida State (Sept. 26), catching five passes totaling 60 yards…Had long reception of 22 yards versus Seminoles…Made start at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Started and caught career-high five passes totaling 46 yards in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Caught three passes totaling 48 yards, including long reception of 38 yards, in start versus Virginia (Oct. 24)…Started and recorded career-high totals of six catches and 97 yards, including one touchdown, in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Touchdown vs. Wolfpack was first of season and came on 17-yard reception…Started and caught four passes totaling 50 yards, including 36-yard touchdown reception, in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Saw action in road win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Had two receptions in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Started and caught two passes in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games and made one start in sophomore year…Caught 18 passes for 266 yards with two touchdown receptions…Had long reception of 54 yards…Saw action in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24) and finished with one catch (four yards)…Caught one 8-yard pass at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Had career day in home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14), finishing with three catches for 92 yards…Performance marked first multi-catch game of career and included career-long 54-yard reception…Missed game against Central Michigan (Sept. 21) due to foot injury…Returned against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5) and finished with two catches for 45 yards, including first touchdown of career on 38-yard reception on desperation pass to end first half…Had two catches for 30 yards in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Had one catch against both Georgia Tech (Oct. 19) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Earned first start of career in win at Florida State (Nov. 2) and had 8-yard reception…Saw action in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Posted two catches for 49 yards, including 35-yard touchdown reception, against FIU (Nov. 23)…Touchdown was second of career…Had 6-yard reception in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Had three catches totaling 23 yards in 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

2018 (True Freshman): Saw action in nine games in regular season…Finished with one catch…Made career debut in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Saw action in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Recorded first rush of career (four yards) in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Saw action at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Had first reception of career on 11-yard catch at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Saw action in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) in regular season finale…Played in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, and…Ranked among top 300 recruits by (No. 227)…Selected to 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio…Rated No. 5 wide receiver, No. 9 prospect in Florida and No. 28 recruit nationally by…Listed as 11th-best wide receiver prospect in nation and 13th-best player in state of Florida by…Ranked No. 35 at his position and 227 overall by…Participated in The Opening in summer of 2017… Named to 2017 Miami Herald All-Dade First Team…Totaled over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns throughout prep career…Hauled in 37 receptions for 619 yards and seven touchdowns during junior season…Registered 117 yards receiving and caught pair of touchdowns in 2017 FHSAA Regional Playoffs against Miami High School…Named to 2016 Miami Herald First Team All-Dade Football Team…Was high school teammates with fellow 2018 recruits Dee Wiggins and Delone Scaife…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Nebraska, among others.