Miller's All-Around Game Documented

Clemson all-purpose player Justin Miller added to his resume of accomplishments in Clemson's victory over N.C. State.

The junior who is a cornerback by trade, had two interceptions to lead the Tiger defense to a six-turnover game. He also contributed three punt returns for 37 yards to help in the special teams area.

For the first time since his first play as a Tiger against Louisiana Tech in 2002, Miller played on offense in addition to defense. He caught one pass on a shovel pass for seven yards in that 2002 game with Louisiana Tech, the first play of his Clemson career. In Saturday's game against N.C. State, Miller played three snaps on offense. He ran the ball for three yards, then threw a pass for two yards to quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. He was also in on another play, but was not the intended receiver.

Thus, Miller intercepted the ball, completed a pass, rushed the ball and returned a punt against NC State. It marked the first time a Clemson player had done all four of those statistical entries in the same game since Don King did all four against Presbyterian in 1954.

It just so happened that the Clemson Athletic Department had picked the NC State game to honor the 1954 team for its 50-year anniversary season, and King was back at Death Valley for the reunion today.

King had 2-10 rushing completed 2-3 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown passing, had 2-16 on punt returns and one interception for no return yards in that Presbyterian game that opened the 1954 season.

It was one of two unusual occurrences involving homecomings of former Clemson players today. Leroy Hill tied the Clemson record for consecutive games with a quarterback sack when he had a first half sack today. It was the fifth straight game the senior linebacker had recorded a sack, tying the record held by Chester McGlockton (1990-91) and Keith Adams (1999). McGlockton was present at today's game, the first time in many years he has been able to come to a Clemson game. The former All-Pro played professionally in the NFL through last season.

Note: Post game notes circulated on the press box said Clemson had 13 points off turnover today. Clemson actually had 16, the first game this year Clemson had any points off turnover in a game this year. It was the most points off turnover in a game for Clemson since the Tigers had 20 points off turnover against Ball State in 2002. Top Stories