COLLEGE CAREER: Mills appeared in 37 games at Louisiana Tech, starting 34 contests – 29 at right offensive tackle and 5 at left guard… In two full seasons starting at right tackle (2011-12), he combined for 199 knockdowns and 32 touchdown-resulting blocks… Also recorded 3 tackles (2 solos) during his Bulldogs career.
SENIOR: Received All-American third-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, as that scouting information service also named him WAC Offensive Lineman of the Year… Was named All-Western Athletic Conference first-team by the league’s coaches…Started all 12 games at right offensive tackle, as he led a dominating front wall that allowed the fewest sacks in the conference and seventh-lowest in the major college ranks (10 for minus 55 yards)... Led the league’s linemen with a career-high 118 knockdowns… His 21 touchdown-resulting blocks were the most since Willie Roaf recorded 24 in 1991… Paved the way for a rushing attack that led the WAC and finished 17th in the nation with an average of 227.17 ypg, as the Tech ball carriers scored 47 times… Aided an offensive unit that led the nation in both total yardage (6,935; 577.92 ppg) and scoring (618; 51.50 ppg) and ranked third in passing (4,209 yards; 350.75 ypg).
JUNIOR: Named All-Western Athletic Conference first-team by The NFL Draft Report in his first season as a full-time starter… Lined up with the first unit at right tackle for all 13 games, producing 11 TD-resulting blocks and 81 knockdowns for an offense that averaged 394.62 ypg… The ground attack ran for 1,291 of its 1,901 yards over the right side of the line and posted 21 TD runs…The offensive line allowed 25 sacks, but only 1 was charged to Mills.
SOPHOMORE: Planned to redshirt but a season-ending knee injury to a teammate forced Tech to pull the redshirt off him... Played in 5 games, started in 4 at right tackle.
FRESHMAN: True freshman that saw action in 7 games, starting at left guard in the last 5.
PERSONAL: Lettered four years for coach Shawn Preston at Assumption High School in Louisiana... Two-time all-district selection for District 8-5A... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior... Named all-region and all-tri-parish by the Thibodaux Daily Comet... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com... Ranked as the 24th best player in the state of Louisiana and the 53rd best offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com... Ranked as the 84th best offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com... Also lettered in basketball for three years and threw the shot put on the track team for three years... Helped lead the track team to regionals as a junior... His cousin Tramon Williams played football at Louisiana Tech and now plays for the Green Bay Packers.
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