Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller

Hometown:
Canton, Ga.

High School:
Woodstock

Position:
Defensive End

12/19/2013

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10/16/2013

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09/25/2013

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09/18/2013

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Miller was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He transitioned from defensive end to fullback for the 49ers, and as a rookie even appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with QB Alex Smith.

Check his bio while at UCF:

SENIOR SEASON (2010):
-Conference-USA Defensive Player of the Year
-All-C-USA First Team
-Rivals.com All-Bowl team
-CBSSports.com All-Bowl team
-Started all 14 games and ended the season with 63 tackles including a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss, a team-high 8.5 sacks, two interceptions returned for touchdowns, two pass break-ups, 18 quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles
-South Dakota 9/4:Registered three tackles and had three quarterback hurries
-NC State 9/11:Posted five solo tackles and a sack
-At Buffalo 9/18:Recorded three tackles (one solo) and returned an interception 30 yards for first career touchdown
-At Kansas State 9/25:Recorded four tackles (three tackle for loss), one sack, one forced fumble, and a pass break-up
-UAB 10/6:Recorded six tackles (two tackles for loss), a sack and two quarterback hurries
-At Marshall 10/13:Posted six tackles (one tackle for loss), and three quarterback hurries
-Rice 10/23:Registered six tackles (five solo)
-At Houston 11/5: Recorded four tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown
-Southern Miss 11/13:Registered three tackles (two solo) a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry
-At Tulane 11/20:Registered seven tackles (six solo)
-At Memphis 11/27:Recorded four tackles (three solo) and earned two sacks making Miller the all-time sack leader in UCF history with 32 career sacks
-SMU 12/4:Tallied four tackles (two tackles for loss), a forced fumble, one quarterback hurry and two sacks
-Georgia 12/31: Posted eight tackles (four solo) including 2 tackles for loss and one and a half sacks

A 2010 preseason All-American...Named to the preseason watch lists for the Lombardi and Nagurski Awards...Preseason Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year...Leads all players nationally with his 27 career sacks and 44 career TFLs...The 27 sacks tie Florida's Alonzo Johnson for the ninth-most ever by an FBS player from Florida, a record held by Miami's Daniel Stubbs at 39.5...The 27 career sacks also tie for eighth in Conference USA history.

STATE OF FLORIDA FBS SACK RECORDS
NOPLAYER SACKS YEARS SCHOOL NFL DRAFT
1 Daniel Stubbs 39.5 1984-87 Miami NFL 1st Rd. Pick
2 Reinard Wilson 35.5 1993-96 Florida St. NFL 1st Rd. Pick
3 Greg Mark 34.5 1986-89 Miami NFL 1st Rd. Pick
4 Peter Boulware 34 1994-96 Florida St. NFL 1st Rd. Pick
5 Alex Brown 33 1998-01 Florida NFL 1st Rd. Pick
6 Elton Patterson30.5 1999-02 UCF NFL 7th Rd. Pick
7 Kenny Holmes30 1993-96 Miami NFL 1st Rd. Pick
8 George Selvie 29 2006-09 USF NFL 7th Rd. Pick
T9 Alonzo Johnson 27 1981-85 Florida NFL 2nd Rd. Pick
T9 Bruce Miller 27 2007-09UCF
JUNIOR SEASON (2009) Named the 2009 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and voted onto the All-C-USA First Team by the coaches...Ranked fifth in the nation in sacks and 18th in tackles for loss, topping C-USA in both categories...Played in all 13 games and started 12 (11 at right defensive end, one at left defensive tackle)...Led the team in sacks (13) and tackles for loss (18) and was sixth on the team in total tackles (61)...Registered two sacks and nine tackles (four solo) at Southern Miss (Sept. 12)...Dominated the line of scrimmage vs. Memphis (Oct. 3) and recorded 2.5 sacks and five tackles (3.5 for a loss)...Most productive game came vs. Marshall (Nov. 1) where he led the team in total tackles with 10 (three for a loss), had 2.5 sacks, forced a crucial fumble with 2:12 to go that led to the game-winning touchdown, and registered a pass breakup...Recorded five tackles (2.5 for a loss), two sacks, and a pass breakup at UAB (Nov. 28)...Had eight tackles (1.5 for a loss) and one sack vs. Rutgers in the St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 19).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Named to the Preseason All-Conference USA First Team and voted onto the All-C-USA Second Team by the coaches ... Led the team in sacks (17.0), tackles for loss (7.0), QB hurries (11) and forced fumbles (2) while seeing action in all 12 games ... Recorded a tackle and a forced fumble vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) ... Made a crucial tackle during a goal-line stand as well as a game saving interception at the time vs. USF (Sept. 6) ... Also accounted for two total tackles and a tackle for loss vs. the Bulls ... Amassed four tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Boston College (Sept. 20) ... Fueled the front line vs. UTEP (Sept. 27), making six tackles, assisting on a tackle for loss and adding two QB hurries as well as a pass break-up ... Posted three tackles, his first sack of the season, and a pass break-up vs. SMU (Oct. 4) ... A disruption in the backfield all day vs. Miami (Oct. 11), finishing with three sacks and four tackles, all for losses ... Collected four tackles, four QB hurries and a pass break-up vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) ... A regular in the backfield in the win vs. Marshall (Nov. 15) making nine tackles, one sack, three and a half tackles for a loss, four QB hurries and a forced fumble ... Made eight total tackles vs. Memphis (Nov. 22) as well as blocking his first career kick ... Carried the defensive line finishing with six tackles, four going for a loss and added a sack vs. UAB (Nov. 29).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Named to the All-Conference USA second team by the league's media and also earned a spot on the media's and coaches' All-Freshman team ... Recognized as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Recorded the first sack of his career in the first quarter at NC State (Sept. 1) and it also went for a safety ... The safety was the first for the Knights since 2001 vs. Akron (Nov. 3, 2001) ... Finished the game vs. the Wolfpack with six tackles, including two for a loss, and a quarterback hurry ... Had a pass break-up and three tackles vs. No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Posted a solo tackle in the win against Memphis (Sept. 22) ... Assisted with Joe Burnett on a tackle for loss vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... Notched a tackle at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Saw time against USF (Oct. 13) ... Named the C-USA Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) ... Collected a team-high nine tackles vs. the Golden Hurricane, and also posted two sacks for a loss of 12 yards, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry ... Posted two tackles at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), highlighted by a sack for a loss of five yards in the win ... Notched two takedowns vs. Marshall (Nov. 3), including a sack for a loss of eight yards ... Picked up three tackles, including assisting on one for a loss, at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Recorded four tackles in the win at SMU (Nov. 17) ... Lone tackle was a sack for five yards to help UCF defeat UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Notched two tackles, a sack for a loss of 13 yards and a season-high four quarterback hurries in the win over Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) ... Made three tackles in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): A scholarship recruit, Miller redshirted while practicing as a defensive end for the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Woodstock High School for head coach Mike O'Brien ... Cherokee County Gridiron Club Linebacker of the Year ... All-county and all-region selection at linebacker ... Finished senior season with 134 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Three interceptions, two returned for touchdowns ... Totaled 14 receptions for 357 yards and five touchdowns at tight end ... Defensive captain as a senior ... Led team to regional co-championship and an appearance in the state playoffs ... Also lettered two years in basketball and one season in baseball.

PERSONAL: Miller is the son of Bruce and Lisa Miller ... Majored in Sports and Fitness.

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