Eagle alum Miller joins Philadelphia practice squad

Eagle alum Miller joins Philadelphia practice squad

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. 

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.

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