Miller selected by Buccaneers in NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bowling Green State University wide receiver Scott Miller was selected by the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday.
A three-time All-Mid-American Conference player, Miller will go down as one of the greatest wide
receivers in BGSU history.
As a senior Miller finished seventh nationally in receiving yards per game and 18th in receptions per
game. He finished with 71 catches for 1,148 yards and ended his career with 215 catches, tied for
third-most in school history, and 2,867 receiving yards, also third in program history. Miller capped
his college career with a 63-yard touchdown reception.
As a true freshman, Miller was a member of the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship team, playing in
the final 10 games of the season on special teams and at wide receiver. He had seven catches for 29
yards in that initial season and returned 24 kickoffs for 457 yards.
Miller broke out as a sophomore in 2016, leading BGSU with 74 catches for 968 yards and 10 touchdowns. He
was 25th in the country in TD receptions and 24th in receptions per game. He twice had three touchdowns
in a game and recorded four 100-yard contests, posting 1,323 all-purpose yards as the team’s primary
kick returner as well.
After being named first team All-MAC in 2016, Miller again led the team in receptions and yards in 2017
with 63 catches for 722 yards. He added two more 100-yard games, including 10 catches for 108 yards and
a touchdown against Buffalo.
Bowling Green was Miller’s lone Division I FBS scholarship offer out of high school. He was not invited
to the NFL combine or any of the top-tier all-star game despite totaling 26 receptions for 294 yards and
three touchdowns against power-five opponents Oregon, Maryland and Georgia Tech in 2018.
“I am beyond grateful to BGSU for giving me the opportunity to play at the Division I level when no one
else would,” Miller said. “I have grown so much as a player at Bowling Green. I couldn’t have done it
without my coaches and teammates along the way. I still have a lot of work to do and a huge chip on my
shoulder. Go Bucs!”
Miller becomes the fourth wide receiver from that 2015 MAC Championship team to get a shot in the NFL.
Roger Lewis (Tennessee Titans), Gehrig Dieter (Kansas City Chiefs) and Teo Redding (Green Bay Packers)
are currently with NFL teams. Lewis and Dieter have combined to play in 32 career NFL games.
Miller is the first Bowling Green player to be selected in the NFL Draft since Chris Jones was also
picked in the sixth round in 2013. He is the 67th BGSU Falcon to be drafted since Max Minnich was picked
in 1949. Bowling Green has had two first round selections – Bob Zimpfer in 1960 and Bernie Casey in
1961.