Colorado State vs. BYU, Nov. 13, 2010
Colorado State vs. New Mexico, Oct. 30, 2010
Colorado State vs. Air Force Oct. 9, 2010
All Photos By Mike Griggs
Sept. 11, 2010
2010 (Senior): Earned first-team all-conference honors from the MWC coaches and media, as well as Phil Steele, after an outstanding senior campaign, becoming CSU's first defensive player to garner first-team honors since Bryan Save and Dexter Wynn in 2003...One of two permanent defensive captains, not as vocal as fellow captain Ricky Brewer but just as important to the defense, started all 12 games, and was on the field for 735 of 785 defensive snaps...Despite playing on the interior of the defensive line, still ranked tied for second in the MWC and among national leaders among defensive tackles with 6½ sacks...Had 35 stops (16 solo), including nine tackles for loss...Led the team with 18 QB hurries and forced a fumble...Also started the final 24 games of his career, since the 2009 opener at CU...Named first-team midseason all-MWC by Phil Steele Oct. 19...Enormous even without his pads, did not miss a game in his college career, playing 49 straight... At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), had a pair of stops for loss...In dramatic 36-34 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), on Idaho's first drive, sacked Nathan Enderle, his first sack since Sept. 12, 2009, vs. Weber State; later, doubled his career total entering the game with his second sack of the afternoon, forcing a critical fumble recovered by Broderick Sargent (the Rams cashed in the takeaway for seven points to take the lead just before halftime)...Also drew a false-start penalty on the Vandals' guard...In loss at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), disrupted the nation's No. 1 rushing offense on several plays; early in the second quarter, dropped RB Asher Clark for no gain on third-and-3, forcing a punt, an important stop with CSU trailing 14-0...In 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), turned in one of the top defensive performances in Colorado State history, breaking the single-game school record with 4½ sacks; Brady Smith, the 1995 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, and Mike Bell, a consensus All-American and the No. 2 overall selection in the 1979 NFL Draft, had shared the previous mark, 4...Also broke the MWC record of 4, shared by six others, including first-round selection Jerry Hughes...A slam-dunk MWC Defensive Player of the Week winner, became the first CSU individual to win the defensive honor since Robert Herbert on Oct. 31, 2005...Two of his sacks were on fourth downs and his 5.0 tackles for loss represented the best effort in that category by an MWC player in 2010...Established his dominance on first play of Rebels game, combining with Davis Burl to throw RB Deante Purvis for a loss; picked up sack No. 1, a 9-yard loss, with UNLV threatening to enter the Rams' red zone, then two snaps later hurried Omar Clayton on a third-down incompletion to force the Rebels to settle for a FG...Combined with Alex Williams on his day's second sack to end the opening quarter; sacked Clayton for a 10-yard loss on the first play of a three-and-out possession late in the first half, establishing his career best, then ended consecutive third-quarter drives, a 10-play march and another that began after the Rebels blocked a punt, with fourth-down sacks...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), drew a first-quarter holding penalty that negated an 18-yard run, then picked up a QB hurry with pressure on Jordan Wynn in the third quarter...Had five QB hurries in 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), two that ended first-quarter drives, one of which was a hit that knocked starting QB B.R. Holbrook out of the game; later in Lobos contest, combined with Broderick Sargent to drop QB Stump Godfrey for a 1-yard loss on the first snap after UNM recovered a surprise onside kick...At SDSU (Nov. 6), bulldozed the interior of the Aztecs' line, allowing Nuku Latu and Ricky Brewer to drop MWC leading rusher Ronnie Hillman for a 3-yard loss early in the third quarter; CSU intercepted SDSU on the next play...Had three tackles in final home game, vs. BYU (Nov. 13).
2009 (Junior): Started all 12 games at nose tackle, finishing with 39 tackles (18 solo)...Had 6½ tackles for loss (second on the team), two sacks, one pass batted down, one forced fumble and one game-saving fumble recovery...Made an immediate impact in his first career start, a reverberating 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6); dropped Rodney Stewart for a 1-yard loss late in the first quarter, then on third-and-9, threw Cody Hawkins for a 10-yard loss, the first sack of his career, to force a 54-yard field goal attempt...Played gargantuan role in preserving 24-23 win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), pouncing on a fumbled snap at CSU's 10-yard line with 42 seconds on the clock, moments before the Wildcats would have attempted a game-winning field goal; earlier in second half, his pressure helped to induce QB Cameron Higgins to throw an interception to Elijah-Blu Smith...Also, on last play of third quarter, bull rushed the Wildcats' line to sack Higgins and force a fumble; although WSU recovered, the third-down play netted a loss of 18 yards...In assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), made consecutive plays to thwart a second-quarter drive in CSU territory, first dropping RB Vai Taua for a loss, then getting a hand on Colin Kaepernick's third-down incompletion to force a punt...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), applied pressure on Max Hall to help force Nick Oppenneer's second-quarter interception...In second quarter of bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), dropped Deonte Jackson for a 3-yard loss, and later hurried QB Nathan Enderle into a third-down incompletion, forcing a punt...Registered a tackle for loss in the fourth quarter of setback vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24)...Racked up a career-best 12 tackles in loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), including a third-down stop just before half that forced the Falcons to settle for a 50-yard field goal; also combined on a third-down stop inside his own 20 in the third quarter...In last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), with the Rams trailing 17-14 in the third quarter, dropped Demond Dennis short of the marker on third down...Early in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), combined to drop Austyn Carta-Samuels for a loss, forcing an eventual punt.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), as a reserve defensive lineman, his first significant snaps from scrimmage...Posted 18 tackles (eight solo)...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), dropped power back Frank Summers for no gain in the first quarter...Against TCU (Oct. 11), recorded a then-career-best four tackles.
2007 (Freshman): Made his collegiate debut in season opener at Colorado (Sept. 1), and played in all 12 contests on special teams; shifted from offensive line to defensive line early in the regular season.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman offensive lineman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Named first-team all-state as a senior at Scott Community (Kan.) High School...Selected to the Kansas Elite 11 team, comprised of the state's top 11 players regardless of classification...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines...Two-time all-league selection...Won the 275-pound wrestling title as a junior...A three-year starter in football for head coach Bill Arnold...Also competed in track (shot and discus), and qualified for the state meet.
Personal: Given name Guy Harrison Miller...Born Jan. 29, 1988, in Scott City, Kan. ...Son of Jim and Carmen Miller...Has one sister...Worked an internship at the Larimer County Detention Center during the summer of 2010...Visited Foothills Gateway adult-care services to play video games such as Wii, put puzzles together, and get to know some of the members and their families in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...A sociology major...Hometown: Scott City, Kan.