A 6-0, 190-pound safety, Miller provided some of the biggest plays to help the Big Green knock off Towson this past Saturday, 20-17. The senior from Shoreline, Minnesota, not only recorded seven tackles and broke up a pass, but also intercepted a throw and blocked a field goal attempt.
Miller’s interception came in the second quarter with Towson threatening to erase a 10-7 deficit. But on a 3rd-and-9 play, the safety leaped high into the air to snare a pass at the Dartmouth 10 and returned it 17 yards. In the fourth quarter, Miller saved the day when the Tigers lined up for a 22-yard chip-shot field goal. He broke through the left side of the line and swatted away the kick with his left hand, preserving the 20-17 lead with 2:19 to play.
This is the second Gold Helmet earned by a Big Green player this year, and ninth overall over the past eight seasons. Quarterback Jack Heneghan received the honor after his first career start in the season-opening 22-21 victory over then-No. 22 New Hampshire.
Running back Nick Schwieger ’12 took home the honor once in each of his final three years, quarterback Dalyn Williams ’16 garnered the award twice (2014, ’15), and linebacker Will McNamara ’16 (2013) and wide receiver Victor Williams ’16 (2015) earned it once each.
Dartmouth (3-2, 0-2 Ivy) travels to Columbia (1-4, 0-2 Ivy) on Saturday to take on the Lions at Wien Stadium at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ONE World Sports and simulcast on the Ivy League Digital Network with Bill Spaulding and Ken Dunek announcing. Dartmouth fans can also listen to Adam Giardino and Wayne Young ’72 call the action on 94.5 ESPN Radio (94.5 FM, 1230 and 1400 AM) in the Upper Valley or online around the globe at www.945espn.com.