Miller impresses, signs with Faulkner

Published 8:45 am Saturday, May 20, 2017

Verbena fans will have a pair of football players to follow in college over the next couple of years, after Anthony Miller signed to play at Faulkner University during a ceremony on May 17.

Miller joins Juwan Tyus (Chattanooga) as Verbena players continuing their football careers at the next level.

Faulkner’s offer came after Miller won over the coaching staff with his performance during a workout about a month ago.

“I’m just excited that I get the opportunity to go to college first off,” Miller said. “To play football as well is just a blessing.”

He displayed the skills that Red Devil fans became accustomed to seeing throughout the workout.

Football has been a part of Miller’s life ever since he began playing the sport when he was 5 years old.

Miller played other sports during his time at Verbena, but football always seemed to have a special place.

“It’s all about the adrenaline rush that you get from being on the field,” Miller said.

According to Miller, the plan initial plan expressed by the Faulkner coaching staff is to take advantage of Miller’s speed and athletic ability by moving him around to multiple positions.

In high school Miller primarily spent time at wide receiver, linebacker and running back.

The scholarship signing took place a week before graduation, an important and emotional time for many seniors. It was held in the school auditorium.

Miller and the 2017 senior class at Verbena has produced its share of success, especially on the gridiron where the Red Devils earned a spot in the postseason each of the past two years.

The amount of success made it difficult for Miller to pick just one moment that he will always cherish.

“There are too many to count,” Miller said.