Miller, a force in Demopolis defensive backfield

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; The cohesiveness along with the experience or the history of playing together added to the many dimensions of the Demopolis High Tigers 2004 football championship.

The entire team played as if they were all seniors.

Miller was a junior on the 2004 team. He started at defensive back for Coach Doug Goodwin. He also played a big role as a wide receiver on the offense.

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One of the best all-round games played by Miller during the regular season that year was against Dallas County. He scored three touchdowns in the Tigers 69-0 route of the Hornets, the third game of the season.

Miller scored twice on pass receptions and once on an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. He totaled three picks for the game.

The excitement was overwhelming to Miller once arriving to the Met in Hoover before playing in the championship game.

Miller made his presence known in the championship game. He caught five passes in the game; one was a 23 yards touchdown strike, which put Demopolis up 14-0. He also returned one kickoff for 19 yards and intercepted a pass in the contest as well.

Miller would choose, if give the choice, former teammate, Dusty Gracie as being the most valuable player of the championship game.

In his senior year at Demopolis, Miller was moved to the quarterback position, where he led the Tigers to the state quarterfinals.

Miller is playing college football at the University of Tennessee-Martin. He was also recruited by Delta State and the University of North Alabama.

Miller fought his way to a starting position in the UTM defensive backfield the second half of the season.

He was fourth on the team in tackles, including 30 solo tackles. He also recorded two interceptions and a sack in the season.

Miller is studying engineering.