Player Bio

Anthony Miller
WR #17
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
Age:
23
College:
Memphis
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Experience:
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Biography

AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 Consensus All-American; the first non-specialist to win that honor at Memphis ... First Team All-America honoree by the AFCA and Associated Press and second team honoree by the FWAA and Sports Illustrated ... finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award ... All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team (2017) and Second Team (2016) ... Miller and Isaac Bruce are the only two Memphis players to record 1,000 yards in a single season in school history.

CAREER
Played in 38 career games at Memphis after redshirting his freshman season (2013) and missing the following season (2014) due to a shoulder injury ... capped his career with 238 catches for 3,590 yards and 37 touchdowns ... also served as a punt returner, with 20 career punts for 6.8 yards per return ... recorded a catch in every game in which he has played ... is the only player in Memphis history with over 3,000 career receiving yards (3,590) ... in 2017, broke his own single season records for catches (96), receiving yards (1,462) and receiving touchdowns (18).

2016 - JUNIOR SEASON
Started all 13 games … put together the best season by a receiver in school history … Set school season records for receptions (95), receiving yards (1,434), TD catches (14) and 100-yard receiving games (8) … Led the squad with 1,600 all-purpose yards (69 rush/1,434 receive/97 punt return) … His 1,600 all-purpose yards are the fourth-most for a season in program history (top-three season all-purpose yardage totals are held by DeAngelo Williams) … Ranked among the American Athletic Conference leaders in receptions (4th; 95), receptions per game (4th; 7.3), receiving yards (2nd; 1,434), receiving yards per game (2nd; 110.3), all-purpose yards (3rd; 1,600) and all-purpose yards per game (5th; 123.1) … Also ranked among FBS leaders in receiving yards (9th), receiving yards per game (9th) and TD catches (9th) … Had 13 multi-reception games, including five contests with double-digit catches … Set school's single-game receptions record with 15 (169 yards/2 TD) in the home upset win over No. 18/21 Houston … Last catch was the game-winning TD reception from 10 yards out with :19 left on the clock … Caught 12 passes for a school single-game record 250 yards and two TD vs. Tulsa … Tied the school record for TD catches in a game with three scores vs. Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl … Had 11 receptions for 151 yards vs. the Hilltoppers … Other 100-yard performances came against Southeast Missouri (103 yards/9 catches), Ole Miss (132/10), Navy (134/9), SMU (102/4) and USF (153/10) … Six of his 14 TD catches were 40 yards or more … Had a career-long 84-yard TD catch vs. Kansas … The 84-yard reception is tied for the sixth-longest in school history … Rushed for a career-high 56 yards on three carries vs. Kansas … Had a career-long 41- yard run vs. the Jayhawks … Recorded a career-best 261 all-purpose yards (250 receive/11 punt return) vs. Tulsa … The 261 all-purpose yards were the seventh-most in a game in program history.

2015 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played in 12 games ... Made four starts ... Missed the game at Houston with an injury ... Caught a pass in all 12 games in which he played ... Squad's third-leading receiver in receptions (47) and second in yardage (694) ... Grabbed a team-high five TD passes ... His 14.8 yards per catch was third on team ... Registered 11 multi-catch games ... Had nine carries for 54 yards and two TD ... Tied for second on squad with seven total TD (5 receive/2 rush) ... Tied as team's third-leading scorer (42 points) ... Also played on the kick (4 returns/105 yards) and punt (3 returns/28 yards) return teams ... Second on team with 881 all-purpose yards (694 receive/54 rush/105 kick return/28 punt return) ... Saw first collegiate action in the season-opening win over Missouri State ... Had his first collegiate rush (1 carry/5 yards) and reception (1 catch/5 yards) vs. the Bears ... Recorded first multi-reception game with three catches (61 yards) in a road win at Kansas ... Had breakout performance in a home win over Cincinnati ... Hauled in five catches for a season-high 156 yards and one TD ... The 156 yards are the 14th-most for a single game in program history ... Part of his 156 yards was an 82-yard TD reception in the first quarter to give Memphis a 14-10 lead ... The 82-yard catch tied for the 10th-longest in school history ... The TD catch vs. Cincinnati was his first collegiate score ... Second 100- yard receiving game was a 132-yard performance in the upset win over Ole Miss ... Grabbed a season-high 10 passes vs. the Rebels ... The 10 receptions tied for the ninth-most for a game in program history ... Had third 100-yard receiving game with 106 yards (5 catches) in a road win at Tulsa ... Rushed for a season-high 28 yards in a home win over Tulane ... Had 153 all-purpose yards (33 receive/11 rush/105 kick return/4 punt return) in a home loss to Navy ... Recorded season bests for kick returns (4), kick return yardage (105) and long return (47) vs Navy ... Injured and did not play in the Houston game ... One of seven different receivers to catch a TD pass from QB Paxton Lynch in the first half in the regular-season finale victory over SMU ... Hauled in the fifth of Lynch's seven first-half TD tosses for a 42-0 lead ... Had three catches for 10 yards vs. Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl.

2014 - FRESHMAN
Did not see any game action.

2013 - REDSHIRT

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Lacastro at Christian Brothers High School ... A 2012 FOX13 All- Mid-South Team on offense ... Participated in the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic and scored two TD ... Finished prep career as the Purple Wave's all-time leading receiver with 1,779 yards ... Also had 14 career TD ... A two-time Commercial Appeal Best of Preps selection in 2011 and 2012 ... Helped the Purple Wave post a 9-2 overall record in 2012 … Christian Brothers ended the regular season with a four-game win streak … Won the last four games by an average of 30 points … Member of the 2012 Purple Wave team that made a Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division 2-AA state playoffs quarterfinal appearance ... Four-year track and field letterman ... A 2013 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalist ... The 2013 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II Class AA state 110m hurdles champion (14.44) ... Undefeated in the 110m hurdles in 2013 ... Also TSSAA Division II Class AA state runner-up in the long jump (22-11.75) ... Two-time regional 110m hurdles champion in 2012 and 2013 ... Holds school records in the long jump, triple jump, 300m hurdles and 110m hurdles.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 Consensus All-American; the first non-specialist to win that honor at Memphis ... First Team All-America honoree by the AFCA and Associated Press and second team honoree by the FWAA and Sports Illustrated ... finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award ... All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team (2017) and Second Team (2016) ... Miller and Isaac Bruce are the only two Memphis players to record 1,000 yards in a single season in school history.

CAREER
Played in 38 career games at Memphis after redshirting his freshman season (2013) and missing the following season (2014) due to a shoulder injury ... capped his career with 238 catches for 3,590 yards and 37 touchdowns ... also served as a punt returner, with 20 career punts for 6.8 yards per return ... recorded a catch in every game in which he has played ... is the only player in Memphis history with over 3,000 career receiving yards (3,590) ... in 2017, broke his own single season records for catches (96), receiving yards (1,462) and receiving touchdowns (18).

2016 - JUNIOR SEASON
Started all 13 games … put together the best season by a receiver in school history … Set school season records for receptions (95), receiving yards (1,434), TD catches (14) and 100-yard receiving games (8) … Led the squad with 1,600 all-purpose yards (69 rush/1,434 receive/97 punt return) … His 1,600 all-purpose yards are the fourth-most for a season in program history (top-three season all-purpose yardage totals are held by DeAngelo Williams) … Ranked among the American Athletic Conference leaders in receptions (4th; 95), receptions per game (4th; 7.3), receiving yards (2nd; 1,434), receiving yards per game (2nd; 110.3), all-purpose yards (3rd; 1,600) and all-purpose yards per game (5th; 123.1) … Also ranked among FBS leaders in receiving yards (9th), receiving yards per game (9th) and TD catches (9th) … Had 13 multi-reception games, including five contests with double-digit catches … Set school's single-game receptions record with 15 (169 yards/2 TD) in the home upset win over No. 18/21 Houston … Last catch was the game-winning TD reception from 10 yards out with :19 left on the clock … Caught 12 passes for a school single-game record 250 yards and two TD vs. Tulsa … Tied the school record for TD catches in a game with three scores vs. Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl … Had 11 receptions for 151 yards vs. the Hilltoppers … Other 100-yard performances came against Southeast Missouri (103 yards/9 catches), Ole Miss (132/10), Navy (134/9), SMU (102/4) and USF (153/10) … Six of his 14 TD catches were 40 yards or more … Had a career-long 84-yard TD catch vs. Kansas … The 84-yard reception is tied for the sixth-longest in school history … Rushed for a career-high 56 yards on three carries vs. Kansas … Had a career-long 41- yard run vs. the Jayhawks … Recorded a career-best 261 all-purpose yards (250 receive/11 punt return) vs. Tulsa … The 261 all-purpose yards were the seventh-most in a game in program history.

2015 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played in 12 games ... Made four starts ... Missed the game at Houston with an injury ... Caught a pass in all 12 games in which he played ... Squad's third-leading receiver in receptions (47) and second in yardage (694) ... Grabbed a team-high five TD passes ... His 14.8 yards per catch was third on team ... Registered 11 multi-catch games ... Had nine carries for 54 yards and two TD ... Tied for second on squad with seven total TD (5 receive/2 rush) ... Tied as team's third-leading scorer (42 points) ... Also played on the kick (4 returns/105 yards) and punt (3 returns/28 yards) return teams ... Second on team with 881 all-purpose yards (694 receive/54 rush/105 kick return/28 punt return) ... Saw first collegiate action in the season-opening win over Missouri State ... Had his first collegiate rush (1 carry/5 yards) and reception (1 catch/5 yards) vs. the Bears ... Recorded first multi-reception game with three catches (61 yards) in a road win at Kansas ... Had breakout performance in a home win over Cincinnati ... Hauled in five catches for a season-high 156 yards and one TD ... The 156 yards are the 14th-most for a single game in program history ... Part of his 156 yards was an 82-yard TD reception in the first quarter to give Memphis a 14-10 lead ... The 82-yard catch tied for the 10th-longest in school history ... The TD catch vs. Cincinnati was his first collegiate score ... Second 100- yard receiving game was a 132-yard performance in the upset win over Ole Miss ... Grabbed a season-high 10 passes vs. the Rebels ... The 10 receptions tied for the ninth-most for a game in program history ... Had third 100-yard receiving game with 106 yards (5 catches) in a road win at Tulsa ... Rushed for a season-high 28 yards in a home win over Tulane ... Had 153 all-purpose yards (33 receive/11 rush/105 kick return/4 punt return) in a home loss to Navy ... Recorded season bests for kick returns (4), kick return yardage (105) and long return (47) vs Navy ... Injured and did not play in the Houston game ... One of seven different receivers to catch a TD pass from QB Paxton Lynch in the first half in the regular-season finale victory over SMU ... Hauled in the fifth of Lynch's seven first-half TD tosses for a 42-0 lead ... Had three catches for 10 yards vs. Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl.

2014 - FRESHMAN
Did not see any game action.

2013 - REDSHIRT

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Lacastro at Christian Brothers High School ... A 2012 FOX13 All- Mid-South Team on offense ... Participated in the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic and scored two TD ... Finished prep career as the Purple Wave's all-time leading receiver with 1,779 yards ... Also had 14 career TD ... A two-time Commercial Appeal Best of Preps selection in 2011 and 2012 ... Helped the Purple Wave post a 9-2 overall record in 2012 … Christian Brothers ended the regular season with a four-game win streak … Won the last four games by an average of 30 points … Member of the 2012 Purple Wave team that made a Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division 2-AA state playoffs quarterfinal appearance ... Four-year track and field letterman ... A 2013 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalist ... The 2013 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II Class AA state 110m hurdles champion (14.44) ... Undefeated in the 110m hurdles in 2013 ... Also TSSAA Division II Class AA state runner-up in the long jump (22-11.75) ... Two-time regional 110m hurdles champion in 2012 and 2013 ... Holds school records in the long jump, triple jump, 300m hurdles and 110m hurdles.

 

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