August 27, 2006
Season Preview: Miller Time
The 2005 version of the Sun Devils had one of the top tight end groups in the country. Will that continue to be the case this season with Lee Burghgraef having graduated and Jamaal Lewis likely to spend most of his game snaps at one of the receiver positions? The answer to that question is it will depend primarily on the productivity of the Miller brothers, preseason All-American Zach, and hard-charging Brent.
As a true freshman two seasons ago, Zach Miller started all 12 games and finished the year with 56 catches for 552 yards and six touchdowns, earning second-team All-American honors from Rivals.com. Not only did Miller break the ASU record for catches by a tight end in a season (previously held by Todd Heap, who had 55 catches in 1999), he actually broke the freshman record for catches by a receiver, previously held by John Jefferson and Derek Hagan.
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