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Willie Miller
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Bellevue West
  • Two-Time Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America Nominee (1999, 2000)
  • 2000 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Member
  • Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (1999, 2000)
  • Two-Time Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12 (1997, 1998)
  • Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000)
  • Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (1997-2000)

In four seasons as a Husker, Willie Miller played in 42 games, including three bowl games.  He started 12 games and ran for 565 career yards - including a career-high 225 in 2000.  His best game came in the 2000 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee, when Miller rushed eight times for a career-high 87 yards.  A solid student, Miller was a two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, and and eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Year

G/S

Att.

Gain

Loss

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

1996         Redshirted

1997

8/0

10

53

4

49

4.9

6.1

11 vs. Kansas

1

1998

12/0

19

98

2

96

5.1

8.0

16 vs. Wash

2

1999

10/8

55

201

6

195

3.5

19.5

47 vs. Tenn

2

2000

11/4

45

225

0

225

5.0

20.5

43 vs. Okla 

2

Totals 41/12 129 577 12 565 4.4 13.8 47 vs. Tenn

1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Rushing, None
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee: Rushing 8-87-0 (long of 47)
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Rushing 3-10 (long of 8)

Receiving: 3-26-0 (long of 15 yards vs. Missouri, 1999)
Most Rushing Attempts - 9 (48 yards) vs. Washington, 1998
Most Rushing Yards - 87 vs. Tennessee, 2000
Long Rush/TD Rush - 47 vs. Tennessee, 2000

Number of Career Rushes of 25-plus yards - 2; 1 in 1999 (47 yards in the 2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee); 1 in 2000 (43 yards vs. Oklahoma)
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