With 31 games to his credit and six career sacks, Miller is SIU's most-experienced defensive lineman.
Offense made big plays in passing game, but defense forced four turnovers.
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
Salukis record eight sacks and limit running backs to 55 yards on 30 carries
Austin Johnson nailed a 24-yard field with 0:59 left on the clock.
Started all 12 gamesâ€¦Team captainâ€¦Sixth on the team with 50 tacklesâ€¦Team-best 8.5 tackles for lossâ€¦Second on the team with 5.0 sacksâ€¦Broke up six passes and recorded three quarterback hurriesâ€¦Recorded 1.5 sacks in the MVFC opener against Western Illinoisâ€¦Had a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss in a win at South Dakotaâ€¦Recovered a fumble at Purdue.
Played in 11 games and made seven starts...Missed the season opener with a high ankle sprain...Started the final six games of the season...Set new career highs with 32 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss...Recorded a career-high seven tackles against Missouri State...Had a sack against Charleston (W.V.) and at South Dakota State and a half-sack at Western Illinois...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Played in all 11 games...Started the season opener at defensive end...Recorded 23 total tackles, 6 solo tackles...Recorded a career-high four tackles against Southeast Missouri State and again against Indiana State...Recorded one sack against Missouri State and a half sack against Illinois State...Recovered a fumble against Northern Iowa...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in nine games...Recorded six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack
Redshirted...Was SIU's Special Teams Scout Player of the Week once and received the Massive Mule Award once during the year, which honors the Saluki rookie with the most outstanding week of strength training...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Played varsity football for three seasons and led high school to the Class 5A state championship in 2008...Named honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference as a senior...Recorded 62 solo tackles with 15 tackles for a loss and four sacks in 2009 when his team went 10-3 while winning the regional championship to advance to the Final Four in the playoffs...Honor roll student...Lettered twice in track.
Born on April 22, 1992, in Indianapolis, Ind...Son of Christina and Joseph Miller...Has one brother, Kyle...Business major.