Fifth-year graduate transfer safety Reid Miller is one of the most experienced players on the Montana Grizzlies roster this fall.
He’s also certainly the most well-traveled. Miller grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, before transferring to football factory IMG Academy in Florida for his senior year of high school.
To attend IMG, students must play a sport, and its teams are usually some of the best in the country, producing a number of top recruits and future pro stars every year. Miller’s head coach there was former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke.
After that, Miller played at Arkansas, seeing action in 37 games over three years, before graduating in the spring and transferring to Montana.
He’ll add experience and, at a built 5-foot-10, 202 pounds, some physicality to Montana’s secondary. The safety depth chart at Montana now includes two transfers from Power 5 schools in Miller and Gavin Robertson (Arizona), along with another Division I transfer in Robby Hauck (Northern Arizona), all of whom will compete for playing time next to returning starter Josh Sandry.
“He’s bought into the system. Guys respect him,” safeties coach Shann Schillinger said about Miller. “He’s played a lot of downs of college football, so that’s really valuable for what we’re trying to do. … We wanted another guy that could provide some depth, and this guy was perfect for what we were trying to accomplish. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Reid.”
Miller spoke with Skyline Sports after a recent practice. An edited and condensed transcript of that interview is below.
Andrew Houghton is a freelance journalist providing Griz football coverage this fall. Photos by Jason Bacaj. All Rights Reserved.