PHILADELPHIA – Carson-Newman wide receiver Dorren Miller (Roswell, Ga.) has joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a member of their practice squad.
One of Carson-Newman's most productive pass-catchers of the option era, Miller inked a contract as an undrafted free agent over the summer with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was cut the final day for the Jaguars to turn in their 53-man roster before landing with the defending Super Bowl Champs.
Miller becomes the 58th Eagle to move on to the NFL. He was Carson-Newman's first player to be affiliated with the Jaguars and the third to be affiliated with the Eagles, joining 1982 graduated Charles Morgan and former All-Pro and SAC Hall of Famer Leonard Weaver.
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Miller carved his name into the Carson-Newman record books as a senior. Miller's 868 yards receiving are the second most for Carson-Newman during the option era (1972-present) and the sixth highest single-season total in school history. He came within four yards of besting Reggie Hubbard's option era single-season receiving yards mark.
He joins Hubbard as the only other receiver in the option era with four, 100-yard receiving efforts in one season. He became the fourth player of the option era with a 150-yard receiving effort, turning that in against Wingate when he caught six passes for 151 yards and two scores.
Miller snagged eight passes for 102 yards against Lenoir-Rhyne, matching an option-era record for single-game receptions.
He finished the season fifth in the country in yards per catch.