Big, physical and explosive four-year defensive tackle who played in 49 career games, starting 19 … was one of the strongest members of the UT squad … benched 500 lbs., squatted 625 lbs. and power cleaned 365 lbs. … recorded 138 tackles, 25 TFL, 10 sacks, 44 pressures, six PBD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his career … started all 13 games at defensive tackle in 2008 … earned Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP honors … tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the league[apos]s coaches … logged 49 tackles, 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 28 pressures, four PBD and a fumble recovery … appeared in all 13 games at defensive tackle in 2007 … tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league[apos]s coaches … tallied 40 tackles, eight TFL, a sack, seven pressures, a PBD and a forced fumble … played in all 13 games in 2006, starting six … posted 39 tackles, 3.5 sacks, six TFL and six pressures … appeared in 10 games as a freshman in 2005 … recorded 10 tackles, three pressures and a PBD … prep All-American who earned practice MVP honors at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … a member of UT[apos]s Athletics Director[apos]s Honor Roll … drafted with the 17th pick in the third round (81st overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Started all 13 games at defensive tackle … tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the league[apos]s coaches and second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News and Waco Tribune-Herald … named the team[apos]s Most Productive Defensive Performer three times … helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) … logged 49 tackles, 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 28 pressures, four PBD and a fumble recovery … notched three TFL against FAU … posted five tackles and two TFL while adding four pressures at UTEP … recorded two tackles and a sack versus Rice … added two tackles against Arkansas … tallied eight tackles, a TFL, two PBD, three pressures and a fumble recovery at Colorado … was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week due to his efforts … posted three tackles and a pressure against No. 1 Oklahoma … logged three tackles and a TFL versus No. 11 Missouri … awarded the Hard Hat award for his hit on the first play from scrimmage … notched two tackles and a pressure in a victory against No. 7 Oklahoma State … added five tackles, a sack and four pressures at No. 6 Texas Tech … recorded four tackles, two sacks and two pressures against Baylor … logged four tackles, a half sack, two TFL, two pressures and a PBD at Kansas … posted four tackles, three pressures and a PBD against Texas A&M … added three tackles, two pressures and a sack in UT[apos]s 24-21 victory over No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to earn Defensive MVP honors.
Appeared in all 13 games at defensive tackle … tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league[apos]s coaches … earned UT[apos]s Joseph W. Moore Award for Tenacity … helped UT allow just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) … tallied 40 tackles, eight TFL, a sack, seven pressures, a PBD and a forced fumble … notched three tackles and a TFL against Arkansas State … had three tackles, a TFL and two pressures versus No. 19 TCU … recorded five tackles, two TFL, a sack, a forced fumble and two pressures at UCF … posted four tackles and a TFL against Rice … recorded three tackles versus Kansas State … tallied three stops versus No. 10 Oklahoma … posted four tackles, a PBD and two pressures at Iowa State … recorded three tackles at Baylor … notched five tackles, including a TFL, against Nebraska … posted two tackles, including a TFL, at Oklahoma State … added two tackles at Texas A&M … notched three tackles, a TFL and a pressure against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Played in all 13 games, starting the final six … posted 26 tackles, four TFL, two sacks and two pressures in his six starts … helped UT give up only 61.2 yards rushing per game (third NCAA), 297.4 yards per game (22nd NCAA) and 18.3 points per game (26th NCAA) … the 61.2 yards rushing per game ranks second on UT[apos]s all-time list … posted 39 tackles, 3.5 sacks, six TFL and six pressures on the season … recorded a tackle and had one pressure against North Texas … added a tackle and a pressure versus No. 1 Ohio State … posted four tackles at Rice … notched a tackle against Iowa State … posted three tackles, a sack and a pressure versus No. 14 Oklahoma … added a sack and a pressure against Baylor … had three tackles, a half sack and a pressure at No. 17 Nebraska … notched four tackles, including two TFL and a sack, at Texas Tech …established a career high with six tackles and a pressure at Kansas State … recorded five tackles, including a TFL, against Texas A&M … notched a career-high 10 tackles in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa.
Appeared in 10 games at defensive tackle … recorded 10 tackles, three pressures and a PBD … tallied one tackle against La.-Lafayette and Rice … added one tackle and a pressure at Missouri … tallied one tackle against Texas Tech … posted one tackle and a pressure at Baylor … had a tackle and a PBD versus Kansas … posted a season-high two tackles and a pressure at Texas A&M … added one tackle in the Big 12 Championship and in Texas[apos] 41-38 victory over USC for the National Championship.
Coached by Ken Gray at Shoemaker H.S. … two-time all-state and three-time all-district performer at defensive tackle … also played some offensive tackle … named a captain in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and recorded two sacks and three tackles … tabbed MVP of practice and finished second in MVP voting of that game … totaled 264 tackles and 24 sacks for his career … earned first-team all-state honors as a senior … named all-district and all-area Defensive MVP … recorded 111 tackles, 25 solo tackles, 10 sacks, 19 hurries, 17 TFL, six PBDs and two fumble recoveries, including a 43-yard TD return that season … recorded 17 tackles versus Temple as a senior … unanimous first-team all-district and all-area that year as well … earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior … unanimous first-team all-district choice as a sophomore … four-year letterman in powerlifting and a two-year letterman in track and field … earned eighth place in state powerlifting championships as a junior … competed in the shot put and discus in track and field.
Born in Fort Lewis, Wash. … lived in Fort Eustis, Va. from 1989-96 before moving to Killeen … father, Roy, is in the Army … graduated with a degree in corporate communications … a member of UT[apos]s Athletics Director[apos]s Honor Roll … a prep honor roll student who was a three-time academic all-district selection … named to the National Honor Roll as a junior … active in UT[apos]s community service program … hosted 150 middle school students at Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center … spoke at his middle school and high school in Killeen … is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Austin Children[apos]s Hospital … participated in A Hero[apos]s Tribute by welcoming troops back to Fort Hood after being stationed overseas … participated in reading and mentoring at local elementary and middle schools as a prepster … also volunteered at a local youth center … his cousin, Bryce Scanlon, was a defensive lineman at Utah … enjoys watching movies and playing video games.
THE MILLER FILE
Nicknames: Miller Time, Mill Ticket, The Business
I can[apos]t live without: God
Favorite movies: Inside Man
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
I never miss: A good meal
Nobody knows how much I like to : Read
Favorite video game: Halo 3
After my football career is over, I hope to: Be a coach
Favorite music group: Marvin Gaye
My sports hero: Warren Sapp
The biggest influence on my football career is: My dad and his work ethic
I came to Texas because: The staff, the tradition and the academics