As challenging as the COVID-19 crisis has been in all sports in South Florida, new FAU Football Head Coach Willie Taggart continues to add talent to his 2020 Owls team. Michael Irvin II, the son of the University of Miami legend and NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver from the Dallas Cowboys announced on Monday night that Florida Atlantic University will be his transfer destination. Former Miami Hurricanes tight end will be staying in South Florida for his Red-Shirt Senior Season after deciding he would move on from Miami in March when the COVID-19 pandemic halted University of Miami college football after only four spring practices.
Irivn, heads to the Owls as a graduate transfer and is immediately eligible for the upcoming season with FAU under new coach Willie Taggart. FAU was in need of a tight end after Harrison Bryant went to the NFL as a 2020 fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. Irvin will compete with Red-Shirt Freshman Rahmod Smith and Red-Shirt Junior Logan Peterson for the tight end position at FAU.
Irvin will be the fourth FAU player with family members who starred for UM. Here are the other future stars coming to Florida Atlantic University.
- Red-Shirt Junior Safety Jeff James (Nephew of Edgerrin James)
- Red-Shirt Freshman Defensive Lineman Warren Sapp II, (Son of Warren Sapp)
- Red-Shirt Sophomore Receiver Rahsaan Lewis (Son of Ray Lewis)
By the way, Michael Irvin (Class of 2007), Warren Sapp (Class of 2013), Ray Lewis (Class of 2018), and Edgerrin James (Class of 2020) are all in the NFL Hall of Fame.