Greensboro, N.C. — Consensus Draft Services (CDS) named Guilford College rising redshirt-junior Hagen Miller (State Road, N.C./Elkin (Mars Hill)) to its 2008 NCAA Division III Preseason All-American Team Monday. Miller, a 6-1, 175-pound wide receiver, made the second-team unit and was one of six juniors among 91 students recognized on the organization’s Web site (www.condraft.com).
Miller, a 2007 honorable mention All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection, led Division III last year with 10.3 receptions per game after making a school-record 103 grabs for 976 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 103 catches stand 11th in Division III history. His 97.6 receiving yards per game ranked 25th in the land and third in the ODAC. The first-year starter also finished among the league’s best in scoring (5th, 7.0 ppg.) and all-purpose yards per game (10th, 105.7). Miller had seven games with at least 10 receptions, including three 14-catch efforts that stand third in school history. He caught 14 passes for 199 yards and three scores, all career highs, versus Hampden-Sydney College Sept. 22. His 199 receiving yards in the game stand third in school history.
Coach Kevin Kiesel’s Quakers concluded the 2007 season with a 6-4 record (2-4 ODAC) and posted their first back-to-back winning campaigns since 1990-91. Guilford lost nine seniors from the 2007 team and expects as many as 53 letter winners back in 2008. The Quakers set or tied at least 26 team and individual school records last year and led NCAA Division III in passing yards per game for the second straight season (376.9 ypg). Guilford opens the 2008 campaign at home Sept. 6 under the lights of Armfield Athletic Center versus crosstown-rival Greensboro College in the 12th annual Gate City Soup Bowl.