WO-S grad Miller “Cru-zing” along for MHB

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BELTON, Texas – Former West Orange-Stark standout K.J. Miller continues to make his mark in his first season at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.

Miller has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for this week. Miller was recognized for his performance in the Cru’s 77-7 victory over Southwestern University last Saturday.

Miller, a sophomore wide receiver and kick returner returned a Pirate punt 84 yards for a touchdown on his only return of the game. It was the fourth longest punt return in UMHB history and was Miller’s second punt return for a score this season. He currently leads all NCAA divisions in punt return average.

Miller is having a superb season for the Cru. He is the team’s leading receiver with 16 catches for 249 yards with a touchdown. He has returned seven punts for 298 yards and two scores and leads the nation in averaging 42.6 yards a return. He also has three kickoff returns for 52 yards.

Miller was the Orange Leader Male Athlete of the Year in 2017 and was part of two WO-S state football championship teams and was a standout baseball player as well.

The Cru is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in American Southwest Conference play on the season. UMHB will host undefeated and top ten ranked Hardin-Simmons University (4-0, 3-0 ASC) in a 6 p.m. kickoff this Saturday at Crusader Stadium.