On Miller: Senior tight end who is the Terps' primary blocking tight end ... a big target with good pass-catching skills who excels in short-yardage and goal line situations ... saw the bulk of his action in two-tight end formations in his first two years but started every game last season ... posted a 35-inch vertical jump in spring testing.
2004 (Junior): Started all 11 games ... had one reception for seven yards ... team's highest-graded tight end as a blocker ... (at Duke) ... caught his only pass of the season ... bowled over a Duke defender to pick up seven yards on the catch.
2003 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting one when the Terps' opened in a two-tight end formation ... finished the season with two receptions for 10 yards and a touchdown ... (at NCSU) ... had a 2-yard touchdown reception on a play-action pass from Scott McBrien in the second quarter ... touchdown was his first of the season ... (at FSU) ... made his first reception of the season, a diving effort in the fourth quarter for a gain of eight yards.
2002 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 14 games, seeing action as the Terps' No. 2 tight end ... finished the season with two receptions for 10 yards and a touchdown ... (Peach Bowl vs. UT) ... fractured his right fibula in the third quarter ... (at CU) ... made his first career TD reception on a 1-yard pass from Scott McBrien in the first quarter ... (vs. Wofford) ... made his first career reception on a nine-yard pass ... play was good for a first down.
2001 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2001 graduate of Boiling Springs (Pa.) High School ... played tight end and defensive end as a senior ... helped his team allow just 9.6 points per game on defense in 2000 ... totaled 123 tackles (51 solos) and 21 sacks in addition to catching 25 passes for 423 yards and five touchdowns ... set school career records by a tight end for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns ... was the Bubblers' first-ever Division I football signee ... helped BSHS to the district playoffs and a 9-1 overall record in 2000, equaling the most wins by the school in 49 years ... named to the All-Sentinel All-Star team as a tight end/defensive end ... was a three-way first team All-Mid-Penn League selection, earning recognition as a tight end, defensive end and placekicker ... also named second team all-league as a punter ... selected team most valuable player as a senior ... also lettered in baseball ... was also recruited by Boston College.
Personal: Derek Miller was born June 10, 1983 ... son of Connie and Jon Miller ... degree is in criminology and criminal justice ... is working on a new major in family studies.
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2002 14-0 2 10 5.0 1 9 2003 13-1 2 10 5.0 1 8 2004 11-11 1 7 7.0 0 7 Career 38-12 5 27 5.4 2 9