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62   Alex Miller
Alex Miller

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax, Va.

High School:
Chantilly H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
05/26/1984


2006 Update:
• SPORTS NETWORK 2006 1-AA/FCS FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA
• COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS' OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR, ALL-STAR
• AFCA ALL-AMERICA
• ATLANTIC 10 FIRST-TEAM CENTER
• ECAC 1-AA FIRST-TEAM ALL STAR
• Named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division 1 Third-Team Offense
• Named to the Don Hansen All-Northeast Region First Team

• Senior captain, who is a preseason first team All-American by several outlets. Cited by Coach Brown as one of the smartest players from a tactical sense as a student of the game. Has great versatility and quickness.
• 2005 Atlantic 10 First Team center and Regional All-Star.

• Leader of a UMass offensive line that has allowed just 36 sacks over the past three seasons in 36 games for 1.0 per game and only one sack every 28 pass attempts dating back to 2004.
• UMass has led or tied for A-10 lead in fewest sacks allowed in each of last three years.
• Leading the way for tailback Steve Baylark as he became the third player Division I-AA history with four 1,000-yard years.
• Has been in front of Baylark as he became second UMass player with 5,000 career rushing yards.
• Baylark has 25 career 100-yard games behind Miller including nine this season.
• Has started all 49 games of his career, alongside right guard and fellow senior David Thompson.
• With New Hampshire (12/2) start set UMass record for 48 games started, with Thompson and punter C. Koegel.
• Part of offensive line that has allowed just 14 sacks this season in 13 games (1.1 per game, which is first in A-10 and ranks 14th in the nation).
• Honored as the UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week on Nov. 1 after aiding Steve Baylark to his 1,000-yard season with 152 yards at Northeastern (10/28). Made the tackle to stop Huskies after Baylark fumbled for the first time this year. Did not have a bad snap in rainy weather in the game.
• UMass had five straight games of more than 450 yards of total offense from Sept. 16-Oct. 21.
• Aided Steve Baylark's first-ever 200-yard game with 235 vs. Rhode Island (10/21) as UMass piled up a season-best 298 net rushing yards and no sacks.
• Headed offensive line that aided UMass' 596-yard total offense showing vs. William & Mary (10/7), including 278 rushing yards.
• Led UMass to 280 net rushing yards vs. Stony Brook (9/23) along with no sacks.
• Headed up UMass line that led Steve Baylark to 104-yard effort at Villanova (9/16).
• UMass did not allow a sack in the opener vs. Colgate (9/2) as Minutemen gained 179 rushing yards.
• UMass allowed 11 sacks last season in 11 games to rank eighth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (1.0 per game), also allowed just one every 32 pass attempts.
• In 2005, led offensive line to six games with more than 100 rushing yards including five 100-yard games by Steve Baylark.
• Led the way for Baylark's career-high 198 yard game at Maine (10/22).
• UMass did not allowed a sack in four games Oct. 30, 2004-Sept. 1, 2005.
• Honored as UMass' top scout team player in 2002.
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 66.

Career Honors
2005 Atlantic 10 First Team
2005 Collegesportsreport.com Division 1-AA All-Star Second Team
2005 Don Hansen Gazette Northeast All-Region Second Team

As A Redshirt Junior In 2005: Atlantic 10 First Team ... Collegesportsreport.com Division 1-AA All-Star Second Team ... Don Hansen Gazette Northeast All-Region Second Team ... Awarded the team's Vic Fusia Most Improved Offensive Player ... Starting center for third year in a row, starting all 11 games and 35 in a row since redshirt-freshman season ... Headed up a UMass offensive line that allowed just 20 sacks over the past two seasons (22 games) ... UMass allowed 11 sacks this season in 11 games (1.0 per game), one every 32 pass attempts in 2005 ... Helped the offensive line to six games with more than 100 rushing yards including five 100-yard games by Steve Baylark ... Aided Steve Baylark's three consecutive 100-yard games at Maine (10/22), vs. New Hampshire (10/29) and at Delaware (11/5) ... Prior to the Hofstra (11/19) game, UMass line had allowed just one sack every 39 pass attempts.

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Starting center as a sophomore who was one of four returning starters from 2003's offensive line ... Started all 11 games ... Based on coaches' grading system, earned a team-high 90 percent mark for his work on assignments, technique, hands and feet ... Allowed just two sacks all season ... Had 47 knockdowns ... UMass posted the nation's best sack per pass attempt, giving up just nine sacks on 344 passing plays, one every 38 attempts ... As part of a veteran offensive line helped the Minutemen average 138.8 rush yards per game and 366.4 pass yards per game ... UMass averaged 5.5 yards per play behind Miller and the offensive line.

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
The starting center for the Minutemen ... Started all 13 games on the season ... Key part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 148.8 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to allowing the Minutemen to throw for 231.6 yards per contest.

As A Freshman In 2002: Redshirted ... Selected as UMass' Outstanding Offensive Scout Team Player.

Before UMass: Played for coach Ken Kincaid at Chantilly High School, in Chantilly, Va. ... Named second team All-State and first team All-District during his senior year ... Earned first team All-Region and second team All-Metropolitan honors following his senior season ... Also a member of the basketball team at Chantilly, where he earned All-Metropolitan honors as a junior.

Personal: Alexander Logue Miller ... Born May 26, 1984, in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Susan Logue and Wayne Miller ... Has one brother, Chad ... Majoring in Sociology.

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