Feb. 18, 2002
ATHENS, Ga.,----- The Atlanta Falcons signed two former Georgia Bulldogs this week: defensive tackle Brandon Miller and running back Brett Millican.
Miller and Millican, both waived by Indianapolis before this past season, will be sent to NFL Europe this spring.
Miller, a native of Greensboro, Ga., played in 22 consecutive games his junior and senior seasons (1998-99), registering three and a half combined sacks. As a senior he was part of a defense that ranked 17th nationally against the rush. His best game as a Bulldog came in his junior season as he recorded seven tackles and one sack versus Tennessee. He finished his career on a high note, playing in the largest comeback in bowl history, a 25-0 deficit with 28 unanswered points to defeat Purdue 28-25 in the 1999 Outback Bowl.
Millican, a native of Lilburn, Ga., led the team in rushing as a senior in (2000) with 67 carries for 375 yards and two touchdowns. His best game came against New Mexico State, where he carried the ball nine times for 99 yards and one touchdown. As a senior, was named one of only eleven Division I players nationally named to the 2000 National Good Works Team by the American Football Coaches Association. Millican was also named a recipient of the 1999-2000 Southeastern Conference Community Service Award, receiving a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship provided by the SEC. In addition, he was an integral part of senior class that finished with a 19-5 home record--the best since the senior class of 1992.