Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scout Team Defensive MVP (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
Redshirt freshman Collin Miller heads into the 2017 season looking to compete for playing time in the Huskers’ new-look defense. Miller lined up at defensive end last season, but has the versatility to play multiple spots in Nebraska’s 3-4 system. He is slated to work at linebacker and has the ability to play inside or outside.
Miller missed spring football with a foot injury, but should be at full speed for preseason camp. Miller has made his mark since arriving on campus, adding strength in the weight room while also winning Scout Team Defensive MVP honors in 2016.
Miller redshirted in his first season and was the Scout Team Defensive MVP.
Before Nebraska (Hamilton Southeastern HS)
Miller was a disruptive force at Hamilton Southeastern High School for three seasons. In 2015, Miller dominated as a pass rusher, helping Coach Scott May's team to an 8-2 record and a trip to the Class 6A state playoffs. Miller recorded 110 total tackles, including 68 unassisted stops. He had 25 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks for 62 yards in losses, while adding 23 quarterback hurries. Miller had a nose for the football, adding four fumbles caused, two fumble recoveries and four breakups.
Miller was a first-team Associated Press Class 6A all-state selection in Indiana, and was named to the USA Today Indiana all-state team. He was also an all-conference pick.
During his junior season, Miller posted similar numbers, helping the Royals to a state playoff berth. He totaled 66 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and five sacks. He added 22 quarterback hurries, four pass breakups, caused three fumbles and blocked a punt.
Miller first made an impact as a sophomore, contributing to a 7-3 season for Hamilton Southeastern. He had 59 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, six sacks and a fumble caused.
Miller was ranked among the top 10 players in Indiana by Rivals.com, which also listed Miller as the No. 34 outside linebacker in the nation. Miller also visited Purdue and Indiana and had offers from numerous schools including Arizona State, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Louisville and West Virginia. Miller also played baseball at Hamilton Southeastern.
Miller was born on July 1, 1997, and is the son of Kim Miller. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, the Souper Bowl of Caring and hospital outreach visits.