University of Miami  |  1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993

January 10, 1971 – November 23, 2020

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
  • Miami Hurricanes Football
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Marcus Carey Football Cards

It's All About Collecting The U!

With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website,, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so was born.

About Marcus Carey

A native of Riviera Beach, FL, Carey played safety for the University of Miami from 1989 to 1993. He was a member of 2 national championship teams in 1989 and 1991 and never lost a home game at the Orange Bowl. Pictured below: Carey declares the Canes state champs after #2 Miami defeated #1 Florida State 17-16 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee in 1991. Photo by Mike Ewen of the Tallahassee Democrat.

Carey came to UM as a highly recruited athlete out of Palm Beach Gardens High School. At the time, Carey and his teammate Darren Studstill were considered two of the best players in Palm Beach County. Studstill would end up playing quarterback at West Virginia. Entering his senior year of high school. Carey was considered one of the state’s best receiver prospects. However, he suffered a broken right leg that sidelined him the entire season. Despite missing his entire senior season, UM honored its scholarship offer. Due to an abundance of talented receivers on the Hurricane roster, Carey was moved to defense. Carey spent most of his career as a backup safety, intercepting 3 passes in his career. He was also a key contributor on special teams. After earning his BGS degree in 1994, Carey went on to a long career as Miami-Dade County police officer. He was 49 years old.

Source: Ghosts of the Orange Bowl