MSU Looks to End 2012 Season on a High Note Against Panthers
A big running back with the game-changing speed, Miller shows tremendous future potential ... Had 6 carries for 11 yards in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13), but tallied 58 yards on 9 carries with a touchdown in the club's second spring scrimmage (4/13/13).
2012: Played in 7 games as a true freshman, accumulating 18 carries for 54 yards ... Produced season-high 24 yards on 5 carries at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12), including a season-long 17 yard run from scrimmage ... Tallied 17 yards on 5 carries at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) ... Had 4 carries for 10 yards and his first touchdown in home win over Western Illinois (10/27/12) ... Was sixth on the club in net rushing yards and carries.
High School: Rushed 232 times for 1,975 yards and 31 touchdowns as a prep senior in 2011 at Memphis (Tenn.) Southwind High ... Also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior and compiled 2,495 all-purpose yards while averaging 22.3 points ... Coached by his father, Cedric Miller I, he earned all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors to help the Jaguars to a 7-3 finish and state playoff appearance in 2011 ...Collected 675 yards on just 75 carries as a junior, but earned his reputation as an all-conference and all-metro defensive back with 112 tackles, 23 for loss and a pair of interceptions ... Notched 68 tackles, 15 for loss and 3 picks as a sophomore ... Was a standout sprinter and was part of a state championship 4x100 relay team in 2010 and winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays in 2012 ... Ran an 11.03 100-meter dash ... Also played varsity soccer two seasons.
Personal: Cedric Deshone Miller II was born 10/27/93 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Cedric D. Miller I and Antonico Thomas of Memphis ... Has four siblings -- Kylan, Cameron, Kristian, and Jonathan ... Undecided on major.