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Miami's Shannon to be honored

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

This just in from Miami's sports information department:

Miami coach Randy Shannon will be awarded the Orange Bowl Keith Tribble Trailblazer Award at the Orange Bowl Committee's 7th annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Field of Dreams Scholarship Benefit on May 8 at the Broward County Convention Center.

The Orange Bowl Keith Tribble Trailblazer Award honors an individual who has made a significant impact in South Florida. The award is annually presented to an innovator, pioneer and groundbreaker, a person who has helped open doors, blazed trails and prepared a way for others to have better lives.

Shannon, 43, played on or was a coach for three of the school's five national championship teams. He is one of only seven African American head coaches from among the 119 schools in the FBS and the only one from a BCS automatic qualifying conference.

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