#63 Ryan Miller Season 2024
Spent career as a valuable backup on the offensive line for the Tigers … Played both center and guard during his career at LSU … Played in 28 games with three starts … Starts came spread out over three seasons (2006 vs. Vanderbilt, 2007 vs. Fresno state, 2008 vs. Kentucky) … Saw action on a total of 477 offensive snaps during career … Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in kinesiology.
SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 11 games with no starts … Missed contests against Auburn and Troy … Saw action as a backup on the offensive line as well as LSU’s special teams Â– field goal and PAT units Â– Played season high 45 snaps in season-opening win over Appalachian State … Filled in at center for an injured Brett Helms midway through the Alabama game … Saw extensive action in Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech, playing 34 snaps at center for an injured Helms … Played a total of 184 snaps from scrimmage.
JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Played in 10 games, which included a start at right guard against Kentucky … Played career-high 91 snaps from scrimmage in the triple-overtime loss to Kentucky … Subbed for an injured Lyle Hitt against the Wildcats … Saw a total of 175 plays from scrimmage, which included 26 snaps vs. Louisiana Tech.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
The Tigers’ backup at center, he saw action in six different games, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl … Earned just his second career start against Fresno State … Made seven knockdown blocks and one pancake block … Saw action in a total of 112 plays from scrimmage … Played a season-high 53 snaps in win over Fresno State … Had 30 plays from scrimmage vs. Kentucky … Recorded three knockdowns in each of the those games.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
LSU’s No. 2 center before going down with a season-ending knee injury against Vanderbilt … Had surgery in November and was back in a limited role during the spring … Injury against Vanderbilt came during his first collegiate appearance, which was also the first start of his career … Played just six snaps from scrimmage before the injury.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2004.
The top offensive line prospect in the state of Louisiana for 2004 and one of the top-rated centers in the country … Named a second-team All-American by USA Today … Rated by Collegefootballnews.com as the nation’s No. 7 offensive line prospect … Left Barbe as one of the most decorated offensive linemen in the school’s history … Named to FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first team, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list … Also first-team 5A all-state honors in 2002 and 2003 … Missed most of his junior season and half of his senior season with a leg injury … Returned to the team and led the Bucs into the 5A state playoffs on a five-game win streak to close the regular season… A three-time all-district, All-Southwest Louisiana selection … Played in the U.S. Army High School All-Star Game … High school teammates with former LSU standout Justin Vincent … Coached by Jimmy Shaver.
Full name is Ryan Albert Miller … Born Aug. 10, 1985, in Lake Charles … Parents are Michael and Joyce Miller … Has one sister, Lauryn, and a brother, Michael … Graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in kinesiology with emphasis on human movement studies.