48 - Jake Miller
Jake Miller
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Central Valley HS '10
Previous College: Washington State
Position: P
Experience: 2L*
avg 42.8
in 20 -

*** Honors Candidate ***
*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

Career: Miller’s 43.8 career punting average currently ranks as a school record, placing him ahead of the 42.3 average of Jesse Nicassio (2002-03). He has had 16 punts of 50 yards or more in his career, including a school-record 74-yarder. He owns five of the top 33 punts in school history, with boots of 74, 59 and 57 (three times).

2013: Listed as a starter at punter on the preseason depth chart. The College Football Performance Awards named him to its Punter Award Watch List. He was also on the College Sports Madness preseason All-Big Sky Conference third team and ranked seventh on the preseason FCS punter rankings as selected by Josh Buchanan at philsteele.com.

2012: Was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Miller had a school-record 74-yard punt versus Washington State (9/8/12), breaking the previous record of 71 set in 2006 by Ryan Donckers. Miller’s average of 43.3 yards per punt in 2012 ranks third all-time in EWU history, just behind his No. 2 ranking with a 44.2 average in 2011 (the school record is 44.4). Of his 40 punts, six were for at least 50 yards and 15 were downed inside the opponent 20-yard line. His average was third in the Big Sky. He averaged 46.0 yards on four punts with a long of 53 versus Montana (9/29/12) to earn honorable mention Performer of the Week accolades in FCS by College Football Performance Awards. Just two games earlier, Miller received the same honor for his performance at his former school, Washington State (9/8/12). Miller averaged 46.3 yards on seven punts, including a school-record 74-yard punt on his first effort of the day against the Cougars. Entering the 2012 season, he was ranked No. 3 among all FCS punters by Phil Steele’s FCS College Football Preview, and College Football Performance Awards selected him as one of the top 38 returning punters in FCS in 2012. Phil Steele listed him as a first team preseason All-Big Sky selection.

2011: Miller, after nearly setting a school record with a 44.2 average per punt, was named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman All-America Team. Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors and was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Miller was one of 20 players on the voting list for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award given by The Sports Network to the outstanding freshman in the FCS. Miller did not meet the minimum of 3.6 punts per game to qualify and be ranked in NCAA statistics. But if he did, his 44.26 average would have ranked third nationally in FCS. He had 39 attempts and would have needed 40 to qualify. The highest-ranked freshman in NCAA statistics was 15th and had a 41.91 average. Miller’s season average came just .16 from the school record of 44.42 yards per punt set by Jesse Nicassio in 2003. Miller had 10 punts of at least 50 yards, with a long of 59. His 59-yarder ranked 23rd in school history (now 24th), and he had three of 57 yards to rank 32nd (now 33rd). Ten of his 39 punts were downed inside the opponent 20-yard line. Against Cal Poly (11/12/11), Miller had all four of his punts travel at least 51 yards in EWU’s 53-51 triple-overtime victory. He had a pair of punts of 57 yards, another of 55 and one of 51. That effort earned him College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week honors and EWU’s special teams player of the week honor. He also earned honorable mention nationally by the College Football Performance Awards when he averaged 52.0 yards on two punts against Weber State (10/1/11), with both downed inside the 20. In his last 23 punts of the season, he averaged 46.6 yards per punt and had all 10 of his boots of 50 yards or longer.

Washington State: He redshirted after originally spending time as a walk-on kicker/punter at Washington State.

HS: Graduated from Central Valley HS in 2010. Earned first team All-State honors from the Associated Press as well as the Tacoma News Tribune as a kicker, and from the Seattle Times as a punter. He was selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game and made all four of his team’s extra points in a 28-9 win for the East. He was a first team All-Greater Spokane League selection as both a kicker and punter. He averaged 41.3 yards per punt and made 8-of-10 field goals. He had field goals of 45 and 50 yards, and also recovered his own onside kick, in a 34-31 win over Ferris, which would go on to play in the State 4A Championship Game. His Eagle teammates J.C. a (’09), Branson Schmidt (’11) and Gaven Deyarmin (’12) also attended Central Valley. They were coached at Central Valley by Rick Giampietri, a 1970 graduate of Eastern and letterman for the football team in 1968 and 1969. Miller had a 3.8 grade point average in high school and also competed in track and field.

Personal: Major undecided. Born 9/4/92 in Renton, Wash. Will turn 21 three days before Eastern plays Western Oregon. Parents are Doug and Julie Miller. He is the third generation of his family to attend EWU – his father and grandfather both attended Eastern.

 

Year

GP

Punt

Yds

Avg

Long

TB-FC

In20

50+

2011

11

39

1726

44.3

59

4-5

10

10

2012

13

40

1731

43.3

74

7-11

15

6

Totals

24

79

3457

43.8

74

11-16

25

16

Kickoffs: 4-223-55.8.

 

Longest Punts

74 (#1 in EWU history) – Washington State – 9/8/12

59 (#24 in EWU history) – Northern Colorado – 10/15/11

57 (#33) – Cal Poly – 11/12/11

57 (#33) – Cal Poly – 11/12/11 (yes, twice in same game)

57 (#33) – Portland State – 10/29/11

55 – Cal Poly – 11/12/11

54 – North Dakota – 10/6/12

54 – Idaho – 8/30/12

54 – Weber State – 10/1/11

 
Recent Games
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31
Statistics category Overall Conf
Punts 52 30
Yards 2225 1307
Average 42.8 43.6
Long 66 66
Inside 20 16 8
Fair caught 9 5
Touch backs 6 4
Blocked 0 0
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 1 35 35.0 35 0 0 0 0
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 1 47 47.0 47 0 0 1 0
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 7 293 41.9 57 3 3 0 0
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 5 197 39.4 48 1 0 1 0
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 5 199 39.8 59 3 1 0 0
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 3 114 38.0 49 0 0 0 0
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 2 102 51.0 55 1 0 0 0
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 6 277 46.2 57 0 1 1 0
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 2 78 39.0 40 2 1 0 0
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 6 280 46.7 66 1 1 1 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 6 257 42.8 53 1 1 2 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 5 219 43.8 52 2 0 0 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 1 42 42.0 42 0 0 0 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 2 85 42.5 53 2 1 0 0
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 0 1 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2013-14 14 - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 3 - - - - - - - - -
Total 17 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 14 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 3 - - - - - - - -
Total 17 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 14 - - - - - - -
2014-15 3 - - - - - - -
Total 17 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 14 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 3 - - - - - - - 0
Total 17 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 14 52 2225 42.8 66 16 9 6 0
2014-15 3 9 428 47.6 64 5 1 2 0
Total 17 61 2653 43.5 66 21 10 8 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 14 2 1 3 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 3 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 17 2 1 3 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 14 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 14 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 14 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 7 - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 14 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 7 - - - - - - - 0
Away 7 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 11 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
December 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 14 52 2225 42.8 66 16 9 6 0
Conference 7 30 1307 43.6 66 8 5 4 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 22 951 43.2 59 9 3 3 0
Away 7 30 1274 42.5 66 7 6 3 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 38 1650 43.4 66 10 5 5 0
Losses 3 14 575 41.1 57 6 4 1 0

August 1 1 35 35.0 35 0 0 0 0
September 3 13 537 41.3 57 4 3 2 0
October 4 16 692 43.2 59 4 2 1 0
November 3 14 615 43.9 66 4 3 3 0
December 3 8 346 43.2 53 4 1 0 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 14 2 1 3 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 1 1 2 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 7 1 0 1 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 1 1 2 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 1 1 2 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 1 0 1 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 3 1 0 1 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 0 1 1 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 1 0 1 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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