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#35 Chris Miller
Position: Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Liberty, Ill.
High School: Carmel
Experience: 2 Letters
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Chris Miller
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

Career: Holds Ball State's record for best punt average in a career at 44.8 . . . ranked 3rd all-time for most punts with 231 . . . ranked second over-all for most punt yards having 10,342 yards for his career . . . holds the fifth most punt yards in a single season for his 2005 season with 2,977 yards . . . ranked 4th over-all for most punt yards in a single game vs. Western Michigan in 2007 with 453 yards.

2008 (Sr.): Played in all 14 games including the GMAC Bowl . . . recipient of the team honor Bill Reynolds Special Teams Award . . . was awarded the Playboy Magazine Preseason All-America Team . . . received All-MAC second team honor . . . awarded academic All-MAC . . . awarded the All-District V Team ESPN The Magazine Academic . . . was deemed the Ray Guy Award Watch List . . . played in the Texas vs. the Nation Challenge - All-Star Game . . . ranked second in the MAC for punting with a 43.5 average . . . had a total of 45 punts for 1,956 yards his senior season as a Cardinal.

2007 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games to earn third letter . . . ranked third in the country in punting average . . . one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding punter . . . had a season-long punt of 65 yards at Indiana plus managed a punt of 63 yards vs. Central Michigan . . . became only the sixth Ball State player in school history to be named a first-team All-American . . . tied his career high with 10 punts at Western Michigan . . . punted for 453 yards at WMU, which is the fourth highest single-game total in school history . . . pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 23 times, forced six fair catches and 10 touchbacks . . . recipient of Ball State’s Bill Reynolds Special Teams Award.

2006 (So.): Played in all 12 games to earn second letter . . . ranked second in the country and led the Mid-American Conference in punting average . . . helped Ball State rank seventh in the nation in net punting with a 38.28 mark . . . his 2,637 punt yards ranked as the 10th highest single-season total in Ball State history, while his 46.3 yard average was the second best in Ball State annals, behind only Brad Maynard’s 46.5 mark . . . only the second Ball State football player ever selected to a Playboy Magazine Preseason All-America Team . . . of his 57 punts, 20 were placed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, 10 were touchbacks and six were fair catches . . . opponents averaged only 7.2 yards per punt return with the longest return of the season against Ball State being 15 yards . . . punted for a season high 344 yards vs. North Dakota State . . . punted a season high seven times vs. NDSU and at Michigan . . . punted six times against Indiana and pinned the Hoosiers inside the 20-yard line all six times . . . managed a career-long punt of 78 yards vs. NDSU plus had a punt of 70 yards at Miami University . . . co-recipient of Ball State’s Bill Reynolds Special Teams Award.

2005 (Fr.): Played in all 11 games to earn first letter . . . All-Mid-American Conference First Team after ranking first in the MAC and 12th in the nation with a 43.78 yards-per-punt average . . . placed 20 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line . . . managed a season-long punt of 60 yards at Western Michigan and vs. Akron . . . his 2,977 punt yards rank as the fifth best single-season mark in Ball State history . . . his 68 punts rank as the seventh most in a single year in BSU annals . . . his 43.78 punt average ranks as the sixth best single-season mark in Ball State history . . . punted for 430 yards vs. Bowling Green, which ranks as the ninth highest single-game mark in Ball State history . . . his 425 punt yards at Iowa is the 10th best single-game total in the Ball State record books . . . punted a career-high 10 times at Iowa and vs. Bowling Green . . . had four punts over 50 yards at Western Michigan . . . had a single-game season-best average of 49.7 yards per punt at WMU . . . received Ball State’s Bill Reynolds Special Teams Award.

2004: Redshirted as a walk-on . . . earned a scholarship for the 2005 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football for Coach Andy Bitto, a Ball State football letterman in 1984 . . . also competed in basketball . . . Football: Helped team to a 14-0 record and the Class 6A State Championship as a senior . . . two-time Chicago Sun Times All-State . . . 2003 Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald All-State . . . All-East Suburban Catholic Conference as a senior . . . News Sun Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . Pioneer Press Mr. Versatile Award as a junior . . . punted 20 times for a 41.1 average as a senior . . . also managed 20 receptions for 460 yards with eight touchdowns as a senior . . . connected on 61-of-71 extra points as a senior . . . punted 17 times for a 40.6 average as a junior with a career-long 66-yard punt . . . made 50-of-58 extra points as a junior and had a long field goal of 45 yards . . . managed 12 catches for 217 yards with two TDs as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Diane Miller . . . father played football at Augustana College and served as a team captain . . . one sister . . . born June 21, 1986, in Evanston, Ill. . . . owns a 3.38 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State’s 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.42 GPA last spring . . . full name is Christopher David Miller.

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