CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Miami wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie can start wearing a helmet but cannot participate yet in any contact drills.
McKenzie broke neck vertebrae in a one-car crash on July 16. He wore a brace for about six weeks, and doctors waited about another month before clearing him to wear the helmet.
``For him just to line up and have a helmet on his head is great,'' Miami coach Randy Shannon said Thursday. ``It gives him confidence.''
McKenzie and two teammates were hurt shortly past midnight on July 16, when McKenzie fell asleep while driving Miami quarterback Robert Marve's 2007 Dodge Charger. The car rolled several times before coming to a stop on its roof.
Marve suffered a broken wrist and can participate only in certain drills. Linebacker Colin McCarthy suffered minor injuries.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2016 College Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 QB Rankings on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 Coaching Changes on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Saban not focused on satellite camps After spending part of last week lashing out about satellite camps, Alabama coach Nick Saban now says...
Thumbnail Briles out, Grobe in at Baylor The Baylor football team has a new coach as Art Briles has been fired and Jim Grobe will be...
Thumbnail Cal lands Davis Webb The Cal Bears may have lost the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft at quarterback, but the Golden Bears seem to have found a good replacement...
Thumbnail FSU dismisses running back The Florida State Seminoles have parted ways with running back Mario Pender after a recent arrest.
Thumbnail Hokies suspend two defenders The Justin Fuente era of Virginia Tech football isn’t off to a great start, as two defensive players have been indefinitely...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages