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Drew Miller

OL

Height
6' 5"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Sarasota
Weight
305 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Riverview
Drew Miller

A true senior offensive lineman who earned four letters throughout his career… Made a seamless transition from guard to center this senior year…

CAREER: Has played in 39 games with 31 starts… Along with Phil Trautwein, became only the 13th and 14th true freshman offensive linemen to play on opening day and the first since Randy Hand in 2002.

HONORS: East-West Shrine Game invitee… 2007 All-SEC Honorable Mention by the AP… Rivals.com second-team All-SEC pick… Two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (2005, 07)… Third-team All-SEC selection by Phil Steele.

2007: Started all 13 games for Florida under center, making a successful transition from guard… Honorable Mention All-SEC pick by the AP… Under center for the nation’s third-ranked offensive attack and top scoring offense in the SEC… Invited to the 83rd Annual East-West Shrine Game as a member of the East squad… Named an All-SEC Honorable Mention selection by the AP… Honored with SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades for the week of Nov. 26, 2007… Instrumental in Florida’s effort of 279 rushing yards in the regular-season finale against Florida State… Anchored the line to Co-Player of the Game honors against Vanderbilt (87 percent)… Had a season-high grade of 88 percent at LSU… Named a team captain… Member of the Leadership Committee.

2006: Garnered second-team Coaches’ All-SEC honors… Made his 14th-consecutive start of the season at right guard in Florida’s win over Ohio State that brought home the national title… The Gators carried 38 times for a season-high 235 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky… Played a key role in UF gaining 204 rushing yards on 36 carries for a 5.7-yard average versus UCF… Drew the starting assignment at right guard in the 34-7 win over Southern Miss.

2005: Saw action in all 12 games, starting the first four games of the season at guard… Had his best game against Georgia, earning SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.

2004: Saw action in four games (Eastern Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt and South Carolina) for 28 plays… Saw first career action versus Eastern Michigan, recording one knockdown in career-high 12 plays… Participated in one play at Vanderbilt and three snaps vs. South Carolina.

PREP: Played tackle in high school… Member of the 2003 USA Today All-America second-team offensive unit… Rated a four-star athlete and the sixth-best offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com… Checked in on the Rivals.com 100 as the 61st-best prospect in the nation… Played in the U.S Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio… Rated the seventh-best prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep’s All-America issue… Ranked 11th among the Orlando Sentinel’s top 100 recruits in the state of Florida… Named to Florida’s Class 5A first-team All-State… High school teammate of former Gator offensive lineman Steve Rissler… Graded out at nearly 90 percent as a junior and had 70 pancake blocks… One of the top shot putters in the state with a toss of 53-0 and has thrown the discus 152-0… Won the district in both events his senior year… An Olympic style weightlifter (a style that combines clean and jerk as well as snatch lifting)… Holds the Florida state records in snatch and clean and jerk as well as total (combines the two)… State champion the four years in Florida… Qualified for five-straight national championships… Started lifting at age 12… Also considered FSU, Miami, Tennessee and Georgia… Football coach was John Sprague.

PERSONAL: Was born on July 6, 1985, in Paducah, Ky.… His parents are Randy and Michelle Miller… Active member of Goodwill Gators who volunteered with the YMCA.

MAJOR: Anthropology.

Profile on Drew Miller

  • Lived with former Gator center Steve Rissler, getting advice from him on his new position at center
  • Lettered for four years in track while at Riverview
  • District Champion in shot put and discuss his junior year in high school
  • Three-time state champion in Olympic Style Weightlifting
  • Has a younger brother with Down’s syndrome who competed in the Special Olympics in weightlifting
  • 2007 member of the Leadership Committee
  • Watches music videos on MTV and practices the newest dance moves in the locker room

What They Are Saying About Drew Miller

“It was good to see Drew Miller come out and play the way that he did in a new position. He is the apex of the offense and the guy who makes all the calls.”(9/4/07)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

"The coaches have asked me to step up and lead the line. It's my job to be a leader, and I'm trying to lead by example." (4/9/07)
Drew Miller

“Drew has moved from inside to the outside and done really well with it. He has great feet and worked real hard with his quickness. He has worked hard at the position and had a great spring. He is a real versatile guy that can play inside or outside. Right now we have him slated at right tackle and he is doing a great job with it.” (8/3/06)
Steve Addazio, UF Offensive Line Coach

"He's another big guy inside who has the athleticism to move his feet.  In our type of offense you hav eto be able to pass block those defensive linemen who are very athletic.  He's as athletic as any lineman we've recruited.  He can come in and match up strength-wise with older guys."
Mike Locksley, Former UF Recruiting Coordinator

"Miller is advanced for an offensive lineman at this stage.  He's smart, moves very well and is very strong."
(March 15, 2004)
Jamie Newberg, TheInsiders.com

“Some of that is (because the offense and the players are) new. You have some players that haven’t played much football. Jim Tartt, Tavares Washington, Drew Miller – those guys haven’t played very much.” (10/3/05)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

“He’s athletic and he has the body for it. He is probably one of the two most athletic linemen we have up front. With his athleticism, we needed to get him out in space to have him deal with the players we’ll be facing off the edge.” (July 2006)
John Hevesy, UF Assistant Coach

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