Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scout Team Defensive MVP (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
Collin Miller has seen action on both defense and special teams this season. Miller is tied for the team lead with eight special teams tackles, four each on punt and kickoff coverage. He has totaled a career-high 16 tackles overall with one tackle for loss. Miller recorded a tackle on punt coverage against both Colorado and Troy. At No. 19 Michigan, Miller had two more tackles on punt coverage and made one stop on defense, totaling three tackles, one shy of his career high. He added a tackle on kickoff coverage against Purdue. At Northwestern, Miller had a seven-yard tackle for loss for his first career TFL. He then had a career-high five tackles in the Huskers' win over Minnesota the next week, including four solo stops. Against Bethune-Cookman, Miller recorded three tackles from his linebacker spot. He then made his team-leading fourth tackle on kickoff coverage against Illinois.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Miller appeared in all 12 games for Nebraska and contributed at linebacker and as a valuable member of the Husker special teams coverage units. Miller totaled 11 tackles on the year and had one fumble recovery. Eight of his tackles came from his linebacking spot, and he added three tackles on special teams.
After redshirting in 2016, Miller registered only one tackle over the first eight games, a solo stop on punt coverage against Northern Illinois. He recorded his second career tackle and first on defense against Northwestern and then combined for nine tackles over the season’s final three games. Miller had two solo tackles on defense at Minnesota before registering three tackles at No. 13 Penn State. Two of Miller’s three tackles against the Nittany Lions came on special teams, and he also recovered a fumbled punt that set up a Husker field goal in the first quarter. In the season finale against Iowa, Miller posted a career-high four tackles, all from his linebacking spot.
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.
Collin 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 the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, School is Cool, the Souper Bowl of Caring and hospital outreach visits.