Brock Berlin Was Miami’s Comeback Kid

On September 6, 2003, University of Miami quarterback Brock Berlin led the Hurricanes to a 38-33 come-from-behind victory over the Florida Gators. Trailing 33-10 early in the third quarter, Berlin overcame a terrible first half and threw 3 touchdown passes in the second half to rally the Canes. Berlin celebrated after the game by mocking the Gator chomp in front of UF fans in the east end zone.

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Berlin originally started his college career at the University of Florida after setting national passing records as a high school player at Shreveport’s Evangel Christian Academy. Unable to beat out Rex Grossman for the starting job at UF, Berlin transferred to Miami in 2002. He started the final two seasons of his college career for the Canes and led Miami to victory over Florida State in the 2004 Fed Ex Orange Bowl– UM’s last victory in a major bowl game. As a senior, he finished his career with another victory over the Gators in the Peach Bowl. During his Canes career, Berlin was 3-0 versus FSU and 2-0 vs. his former Gator teammates. To read more stories about the Orange Bowl, visit us on Facebook at

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