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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

11 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

11 Days Until Kickoff!
Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day
Justin Miller


Justin Miller was an exciting big-play specialist, joining Bobby Gage (1945-48) as the only Clemson players to ever score a touchdown on a kickoff return and a punt return.

Miller holds Clemson’s career-record with a kickoff return average of 30.7 yards.

Miller was a unanimous Freshman All-American selection in 2002. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked fifth in the nation with a school season-record tying eight interceptions, matching the mark first set by Robert O'Neal in 1989. 

Miller totaled 61 tackles (43 solos) with two forced fumbles. On special teams, Miller collected 456 yards and a touchdown on thirteen kickoff returns. His return average of 35.1 yards broke the old school season-record of 32.11 yards by Terrence Roulhac in 1986.

Miller started every game at cornerback in 2003, posting 54 tackles (45 solos) with two stops for losses, two interceptions, thirteen pass deflections and a forced fumble. He also helped the team rank among the national leaders in return yardage, as he totaled 417 yards on 17 kickoff returns (24.5 avg) and 73 yards on eight punt returns (9.1 avg) with a touchdown.

Miller picked up All-American honors in 2004, as he scored three times on special teams. Miller had 20 kickoff returns for 661 yards (33.1 avg) and a pair of scores, adding 339 yards and a touchdown on 26 punt returns (13.0 avg). He recorded 54 tackles (46 solos) with three interceptions and also deflected nine passes.

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