Honors First Team All-MWC (2009)
NEW MEXICO:Two-year starter (24 games) who developed into one of the best punters in the Mountain West Conference as senior...had one of the strongest punting legs in UNM history and really improved his consistency in his final year...finished his career No. 5 all-time at UNM with a career-average of 42.04% on 122 attempts...career net average of 35.8...also did an outstanding job as the holder for the PAT/FG team...one of the most powerful kickers in program history...set the position record with a power clean of 338 pounds...also benched 300 and squated 455...spent time at linebacker when he first walked onto the team in the fall of 2005 before settling in at punter...redshirted the `05 season...graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in University Studies.
2009 (SENIOR): Quietly emerged as one of the premier punters in the nation during a surprising first team all-MWC campaign...was the third Lobo punter ever to earn first team all-conference honors and first since 1997..led the MWC and ranked 11th nationally with a career-best 44.0-yard average on 64 punts...average was the best by a Lobo since 1993 and 4th-best all-time at UNM...the 64 punts were the most by any player on UNM's best season average list...career-high 17 punts of 50 yards or more, including 5 over 60 yards and a career-long of 65...had 8 punts of 50+ yards in 12 games as a first-year starter in 2008...14 kicks inside the 20 with just 5 touchbacks and forced 5 fair catches...net average climbed to a career-high 37.2 yards...over the final 9 games he averaged 45.6 yards/punt with 15 of 50+ yards, 12 inside the 20 and just 4 touchbacks (38.9 net average).
vs. No. 22 BYU...Averaged just 39.2 yards on his 5 punts, but eliminated the Cougar returners (2 att. -1 yards)...forced a fair catch inside the 20 and finished with a net of 39.5.
at No. 14 Utah...Bounced back from the previous week with perhaps the best performance of his career...averaged 51.2 yards on his 8 punts and finished with career-best 48.0-yard net average on each attempt...sent a career-high 5 punts inside the Ute 20 with none finding the end zone for touchbacks...5 of his kicks went over 50 yards, including 2 60+ bombs and a career-long 65-yarder out of his own end zone (1-yard return)...also had a 61-yarder that died on the Utah 12...earned honorable mention National Performer of the Week recognition from the new College Football Performance Awards group.
at Wyoming...Averaged 48.2 yards on 4 punts on a frigid, snowy day...long of 52 came from his own 12 and rolled out of bounds on the Cowboy 36.
at Texas Tech...Surpassed his career-best for the 2nd straight week by averaging 52.0 yards on his 6 punts...it was the best single game average by a Lobo since 2004...first 5 punts all went over 50 yards, sending the Red Raider returners inside their own 20 4 times...long of 56 went to the Texas Tech 2-yard line...first punt came from his own goalline and went 55 yards to keep Tech out of scoring position...had a wet ball slip through his hands, but avoided 2 defenders and got off a 44-yarder on his final punt.
vs. New Mexico State...Averaged 47.4 yards on his 5 punts, including a career-long of 64 that sent the Aggie returner inside his own 10...NMSU averaged just 6.3 yard/return with 6 total yards on its first 3 attempts...no touchbacks, but had a 3rd quarter punt blocked.
2008 (JUNIOR): Got off to a rough start, but made good strides in the first 12 games of his career...finished with an average of 39.8 yards on 58 punts...net average steadily climbed throughout the year up to 33.1 yards...sent 11 punts inside the 20, including 6 inside the 10-yard line and 2 inside the 5, with 6 touchbacks...8 kicks of 50+ yards with a long of 57...10 fair catches forced and improved his hang time over the course of the season, lowering opponents' average return to 6.9 yards on 29 attempts...over the final 10 weeks, opponents averaged just 4.8 yards on 24 returns...also showed great hands as the PAT/FG holder, helping true freshman James Aho go 18-24 on FGs en route to 2nd team freshman All-America honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Santa Fe St. Michael's HS...two-time all-state punter...also earned all-state honors at kicker and defensive end as a junior...helped the Horsemen win the state 3A title in 2003 and advance to the championship game on '04...four-year letterman under head coach Joey Fernandez...also lettered four years in basketball and three years each in track and golf.
PERSONAL: Age is 20...full name is Adam John Miller...son of Loren and Socorro...has a younger sister, Jordan (18)...major is University Studies.