#27 Gaston Miller Season 2006-07
Saw action in one game at tailback… Had four carries for 18 yards in season-opening victory over Western Carolina… Received reduced playing time at tailback with the presence of true freshmen Warren Norman and Zac Stacy.
Earned minutes in 10 games, playing as a running back and kickoff return specialist… Rushed for 52 yards on 24 carries and caught three passes for 31 yards out of the backfield… Averaged 18.9 yards as kickoff returner, including a 31-yarder against Wake Forest.
After playing as a true freshman, Miller spent the 2007 season as a redshirt… Named team[apos]s Offensive Scout of the Week after Alabama game.
Played in final eight games of season as true freshman… Saw first action in win over Temple, rushing for 58 yards on eight carries… Performance versus Temple also included season-long rush of 19 yards… Finished season with 13 rushes for 70 yards… Also carried three times for 13 yards in finale vs. Tennessee… Returned one kickoff nine yards.
Three-year starting tailback for one of Tennessee[apos]s strongest 5A programs… Helped Warriors to 2004 state title… As senior, rushed for 1,942 yards and scored 36 TDs… Named 5A Mr. Football Back of Year, Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year, Middle Tennessee Player of the Year, and Lawrenceburg (Tenn.) Quarterback Club[apos]s Greenhill Prep Player of the Year… Named 4-5A Most Valuable Player, two-time First Team All-State and First Team All-Midstate by Nashville Tennessean… Rushed for 5,340 yards and scored 83 touchdowns in career.
Stanley Gaston Miller… Son of Lee Roy and Varnastine Miller… One of four siblings – two brothers and a sister… Expects to finish undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development in May 2010… One of two Commodores that studied abroad last spring in Greece… Hopes to eventual become business owner… Played on same prep team as Dave Thomas of Memphis and TaRon Henry of Middle Tennessee.
Riverside Coach Gary Rankin
‘Gaston is one of the best football players to ever come through our program and we[apos]ve seen a lot of good ones. I can[apos]t say enough about his work habits, both on and off the field. He[apos]s a great person, great student and comes from a great family. ‘He[apos]s not the biggest guy, but Gaston is awful strong. He will definitely fool you with his ability to run inside.’