Zach Miller Named To Preseason All-American Team By Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook

June 7, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Arizona State junior TE/HB Zach Miller has been named a Pre-Season All-American by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook. Miller is one of three Pac-10 players to earn the distinction.

After his freshman season, Miller earned second-team All-America honors, just one of four freshmen to earn first team or second-team All-American accolades that season. Miller also earned first-team Freshman All-American accolades for his successful 2004 season. In 2004, he was named the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, becoming just the second Sun Devil to earn the honor (Terrell Suggs, 2000).

As a freshman, Miller broke the ASU record for receptions in a season by a tight end with 56. His 56 receptions in 2004 tied for the most receptions in the NCAA by a tight end. Along with his 56 receptions, he tallied 552 receiving yards and six touchdowns. In 2005, Miller missed some time with an injury and still managed the team's third-highest amount of receptions with 38, four of which were touchdowns. He also recorded 476 receiving yards for an average of 12.5 yards per reception.

A 2004 graduate of Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, Ariz.), Miller was a unanimous selection as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the nation. He was also ranked the No. 5 prospect in the nation and No. 1 prospect in Arizona by Listed by as the No. 10 overall prospect in the nation, Miller earned USA Today first-team All-American accolades coming out of high school. Along with being named 'Big School' Player of the Year by the Arizona Republic, Miller was named Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003.

2006 Blue Ribbon Football Yearbook Pre-Season All-America Offense

QB- Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
RB- Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
RB- Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois
WR- Dwayne Jarrett, USC
WR-Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
TE- Zach Miller, Arizona State
OL- Dan Mozes, West Virginia
OL- Arron Sears, Tennessee
OL- Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
OL- Levi Brown, Penn State
OL- Justin Blalock, Texas
K- Mason Crosby, Colorado
KR- Ted Ginn, Jr., Ohio State

2006 Blue Ribbon Football Yearbook Pre-Season All-America Defense
DL- Quentin Moses, Georgia
DL- Gaines Adams, Clemson
DL- Frank Okam, Texas
DL- Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
LB- Paul Posluszny, Penn State
LB- Patrick Willis, Mississippi
LB- H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh
DB- Brandon Meriweather, Miami
DB- Laron Landry, LSU
DB- Daymeion Hughes, California
DB- Michael Griffin, Texas
P- Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
PR- Quinton Jones, Boise State





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