LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON
Miller made 24 starts in his career, including 17 straight as a defensive end…co-team captain as a senior … originally a tight end, where he played the 2007 and 2008 seasons … Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2010…two-time Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention…4A Defensive Player of the Year as a linebacker at Lake Oswego HS…graduated in construction engineering management.
Recorded 44 tackles (21 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks…Also had one fumble recovery and two pass breakups…One of the fastest ends in the Pac-10 Conference…co-team captain.
Began the year in the rotation before winning a starting spot at midseason…started five straight games…had 3.0 sacks, tied for the team lead with Stephen Paea…forced two fumbles…Pac-10 Academic Second Team.
Started “No Shave November” for the offensive line, tight ends and quarterbacks – led to an ESPN GameDay feature…Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention.
Started seven games, making eight receptions for 124 yards for an impressive average of 15.5…scored his only career touchdown on a fourth quarter 11-yard pass from Sean Canfield at Arizona State…caught a 30-yard pass late in the first quarter at Oregon that set the Beavers up at the eight-yard line in what would lead to a 14-7 advantage…Pac-10 Honorable Mention Academic.
Rivals.com four-star athlete…4A Defensive Player of the Year as a linebacker and honorable mention as a tight end…23 receptions for 303 yards and five touchdowns as a senior…Rivals.com ranked him the 11th best inside linebacker in the nation and among its top 250 prospects…rated first on the Oregon preseason prospects list by Rivals.com prior to the 2005 season… Scout.com West Hot 100 (48) member and ninth on the Northwest Hot 100 list…Tacoma News-Tribune NW Nuggets Team member…outstanding track athlete in high school, but ruptured his Achilles as a senior…also played running back.
Born December 5, 1987 in Colorado…son of Mike Miller and Holly Rasche…has one brother, Connor…chose OSU because of the “educational opportunities and the football program”…Majored in construction engineering and graduated in December.