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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Reid Miller, DB, University of Montana

Reid Miller the safety from the University of Montana recently took the time out of his busy schedule to interview with our newest writer Patrick Schuster
  • Name: Reid Miller
  • College: University of Montana
  • Position: Safety

1.     What are your official measurements? 

 5’9 203  40: 4.50 Vertical: 40 inches

2.      How does a guy from Hollidaysburg PA (an hour from State College) end up playing football in Montana?  

            After graduating from Arkansas and having one year of eligibility left, I thought that the best opportunity would be to find a school where I could receive a masters degree and still play football at a high level. Hollidaysburg is special to me because of the close-knit community. Being able to have life-long friends from there is my favorite aspect about my hometown.

3.      What was it like playing in the SEC?

            It is a great experience. Every week was a new challenge against some of the best competition in the country.

4.      Tell us about your experience at IMG Academy?  Who did you play with there? 

            It was definitely an abnormal high school experience. It forced athletes there to be much more independent compared to living with their parents at a traditional high school. At IMG, our team consisted of a lot of high character guys that really enjoyed playing football. For my senior year, our head coach was Chris Weinke. My final year there, I won the Ascender Award which is given to the team’s MVP.

5.      Did you play other sports in high school?

            At Hollidaysburg, I played baseball, basketball, and ran track.

6.      What would your teammates say your best quality is?

            I believe that my teammates would say that my best quality would be trustworthiness.

7.      Who is the best player you ever played against?

            The best player I ever played against was Alex Collins.

8.      Do you love to win or hate to lose?

            Both.

9.      What is your plans after football is done?

            Eventually use my degrees in some capacity.

10.   List these three in order of importance and why:  Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

            I believe that each one of these are paramount. Film Study can allow you to see opponents’ tendencies that would not be seen without film which is a large factor in winning. Strength and Conditioning is where football players spend most of there time. If an athlete doesn’t fall in love with this portion, they will have a difficult time becoming the player they want to be. Practice is where the results from Film Study and Strength and Conditioning are used. Practice is where you become a better football player and utilize what you learned in meetings and the weight room to help make this a reality.

11.   If a team wanted to watch your best game tape which tape are you handing over?

            I would probably give them my tape against Northern Iowa or Drake.

12.   Who is your role model and explain why?

            My father has always been my role model. Another person that I consider as one of my role models would be Pat Tillman.

13.   Who is your favorite player/team growing up?

            My favorite team growing up was the Boston Red Sox.

14.   What does Reid Miller like to do when he’s not playing football?

            I enjoy the outdoors. Fishing, hiking, or anything that can be done outside.

15.   If you could have dinner with three people (living or dead) who would it be?

            Pat Tillman, Matt Damon, Olivia Munn

16.   The best football movie of all time is?

            The Waterboy

17.   Tell us about your family.  Any siblings?  Are you the oldest? 

 I am the youngest in my familyI have two older brothers and one older step sister.

18.   What’s your twitter so everyone can follow you?

@Reid_Miller11

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