76 - James Miller Position: Offensive Guard
    Class: Senior
    Height: 6' 6"
    Weight: 312 lbs.
    High School: Ft. Lauderdale
    Hometown: Pompano Beach, Fla.
     
    photo         Is looking to make the most of his final season ... Has been a spot starter for the Hokies over the past two seasons ... Enters the fall as the co-No. 1 at right guard with Jason Murphy ... An offensive lineman who the Hokies are counting on heavily in 2004 ... Has outstanding size and excellent lower body strength ... A coachable player with good work habits ... Possesses a great desire to be successful ...

    2003: Played in 10 games, starting six ... Played 343 offensive snaps, grading out at 85.7 percent with 19 knockdown blocks in the regular season ... Also saw action on 40 special teams snaps ... Opened the season by grading out at 83 percent with two knockdowns against UCF ... Played 54 snaps against James Madison, recording two knockdown blocks ... Played 17 snaps against Texas A&M, grading out at 88 percent with two knockdowns ... Left the game early with a dislocated toe ... Missed the UConn game with the injury ... Came in for one play at Rutgers ... Started against Syracuse and graded out at 80 percent with two knockdowns ... Did not start at West Virginia and played just seven offensive snaps ... Was in for 14 snaps against Miami, grading out at 88 percent with two knockdowns ... Played eight snaps on offense at Pittsburgh recording a knockdown block ... Started at right guard at Temple, playing all 67 snaps with three knockdowns ... Graded out at 86 percent on 66 snaps with three knockdowns against Boston College ... Increased his bench press to 390 pounds during max testing in the spring ...

    2002: Got the start in the Hokies' first two games at left guard ... Also saw action at the right guard spot ... Played 274 regular-season offensive snaps with nine knockdown blocks ... Played just 24 snaps in the win over Arkansas State in the opener ... Saw action on 32 offensive plays in the win over LSU ... Came off the bench to play 38 snaps against Marshall ... Graded out at 84 percent with a knockdown block ... Played 30 snaps on offense at Western Michigan, grading out at 87 percent with three knockdown blocks ... Played 10 snaps at Boston College, grading out at 90 percent with a knockdown block ... Played 14 snaps in the win over Rutgers ... Came in to play 25 snaps against Temple ... Played 23 snaps on offense against Pittsburgh ... Graded out at 83 percent with two knockdown blocks ... Played nine snaps on offense at Syracuse ... Played 21 snaps on offense against West Virginia ... Saw brief action on offense in the win over Virginia ... Played 20 offensive snaps at Miami ... His 331-pound clean was the third-best among Tech's offensive linemen during spring testing ... Worked at right guard during the spring ...

    2001: His 351-pound push jerk was the fourth-best among the offensive linemen during preseason testing ... Saw action in 10 of the Hokies' 11 regular season games, plus the Gator Bowl ... Played on 160 offensive snaps on the year ... Got his first taste of collegiate action in the opener against Connecticut ... Played 30 offensive snaps versus the Huskies ... Played 29 offensive plays against Western Michigan and 19 at Rutgers ... Had three knockdown blocks at West Virginia ... Graded 83 percent in the Boston College game ... Posted a 500-pound back squat during spring testing ... Moved to left guard during the spring ... Shared the Dr. Richard Bullock Award as the team's most improved offensive player with quarterback Bryan Randall ...

    2000: Enrolled at Tech for the second semester in January ... Went through the winter strength and conditioning program ... Opened spring practice working at right tackle, then moved to right guard ...

    High School: Ranked the No. 59 player in Florida by SuperPrep and listed as the No. 3 defensive end on The Florida Times-Union Super 75 team ... Lettered three seasons as a tight end, defensive end and long snapper for Coach John Timmons at Ft. Lauderdale High ... Contributed 21 solo tackles and 26 assists his senior season ... Also posted four quarterback sacks, six hurries and two pass deflections ... Graded out a team-high 87.6 percent for his work on the offensive line ... Was second-team all-state ... Voted the team's offensive MVP in '99 and served as the team's captain his last two seasons ... Played in the conference all-star game and was nominated for the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game ... Caught a game-winning touchdown pass against Boca Raton High during his junior season ... Also competed in basketball, baseball and track ... A Brian Piccolo Scholar-Athlete who was active as a community service volunteer ...

    Personal: James Miller ... Born 8/13/81 in Sylva, NC ... Son of Rick and Sherry Miller ... Enrolled in residential property management.

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