|| Michael Miller
At Stanford: Has spent the last three seasons as a backup wide receiver after redshirting as a true freshman walk-on in 2003 ... Part of a large group of receivers on the 2007 squad ... Coming off a 2006 season that saw him receive significant playing time.
The 2007 Season: Has not played
The 2006 Season: Received the most extensive playing time of his career, participating in eight of the team's 12 games and even making his first career start at UCLA when he caught one ball for eight yards ... Had the best game of his career coming off the bench in the first game of the new Stanford Stadium versus Navy when he made three catches for 38 yards, both career-bests ... Picked up Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.
The 2005 Season: Did not see any game action.
The 2004 Season: Saw limited action in two games off the bench as a backup wide receiver.
The 2003 Season: Did not play as a true freshman wide receiver.
In High School: A talented prep player from San Clemente High School in Southern California ... Played running back and wide receiver on the varsity football team as a junior and senior ... Helped his high school team reach the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals as a junior and senior ... Involved in student government.
Personal Information: A co-term student working on his Masters degree in Sociology and his Bachelors degree in International Relations ... Also has a minor in Spanish ... Member of the National Honor Society ... President of his high school's chapter of the California Scholastic Federation.
Getting To Know Michael Miller
I would describe myself as a person as: Driven
What people don't know about me is: I can speak Spanish
The reasons I love football are: The competitiveness; the camaraderie; the challenge
I pattern my play after: Anybody I can learn something from
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Keep growing in my faith with God
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Hot tub, relax, listen to music
Currently on my iPod: Tupac
My greatest athletic moment is: My first college reception
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Bungee jumping in Vegas
The teammate I admire the most is: Thaddeus Chase
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The Rose Bowl (UCLA)
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Leigh Torrence
A friend from another college football team is: Brian De La Puente (Cal)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The best of the best, athletically and academically
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To be patient
The best thing about Stanford is: The wealth of opportunity available
My favorite class at Stanford is: International Security in a Changing World
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The tight-knit community
The sports teams I followed when I was younger: San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Lakers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Barry Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Ladanian Tomlinson
The person I admire most is: My mother
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My family
The people in history I admire most are: Jesus and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Favorite Website: espn.com
Best book I have read: Wild at Heart
Favorite Food: Italian sausage
Least Favorite Food: Dry chicken
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Pasta
Favorite Movie: Blood Diamond
Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Favorite Actress: Salma Hayek
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Will Smith
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Catching the winning TD pass in the Big Game
Favorite musical group or performer: Anthony Hamilton
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Studying overseas
The best advice I ever received was: If you believe, you can achieve
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My mother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Jesus walking on water
The place I'd most like to visit: Brazil
The favorite place I've visited: Dominican Republic
Hobbies: Traveling, the beach, eating, sleeping and hanging with friends
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: With my fiancée on some tropic island
My advice to youngsters: Don't let anybody stand in the way of your dreams ... if you work hard enough, nothing is impossible
My most prized possession: My '84 BMW, it gets me around town
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy my mom a house, invest and donate
The one thing about college football I would change: Let the walk-ons eat training table
Last Updated: October 8, 2007