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Penn State All 105: Cam Miller Fighting for Starting CB Job

Cam Miller and Chop Robinson celebrate a first quarter tackle.

Penn State went into its most recent football game short-handed, and this created an opportunity for Cam Miller.

With starting corners Kalen King and Johnny Dixon opted out of the game, Miller got the start against Ole Miss.

Unfortunately, it proved to be a rough afternoon.

With QB Jaxson Dart leading the charge, Ole Miss’ high-powered offense exploited Miller, then in his second year,  true freshman Zion Tracy (starting on the opposite side) and Penn State’s secondary for 379 yards and three touchdowns passing with no interceptions.

Despite the Peach Bowl not going how any Penn Stater would have wanted, there’s still big hopes for Miller in Year III. He’s the subject in the latest edition of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-feet

Weight: 183 pounds 

Hometown: Fernandina Beach, Florida 

Before Penn State: 

Before Penn State: Cam Miller came to Penn State from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

In his lone season at Trinity Christian, he helped his team to a state championship.

Before transferring to Trinity Christian, Miller played for Fernandina Beach High School, where he was three-year captain, two-time team MVP and eclipsed 2,000 yards of total offense in both his sophomore and junior seasons.

In his year at Trinity Christian, Miller contributed heavily on defense, finishing the year with 56 tackles (40 solo), six passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Miller continued to play a role on offense, accounting for 751 all-purpose yards.

Miller, a four-star recruit, committed to Penn State in July 2021- picking PSU over UCF and Virginia Tech, among others— and signed in December of that year.

2022: Cam Miller appeared in 11 of Penn State’s 13 games, making five tackles (three solo).

Three of those tackles took place in Penn State’s 46-10 win over Ohio in the team’s home opener Week 2.

Last year: Miller played in all 13 games, starting the Peach Bowl. He ended the season with 24 tackles (19 solo), three sacks, an interception and four tackles for loss. Miller was one of Penn State’s most used reserves, playing 248 snaps per Pro Football Focus, was good for 15th on the defense (11 men start). His overall defensive grade of 77.4 was eighth on the team.

Where he stands: With Miller now being one of Penn State’s more experienced players combined with the fact that Penn State’s losing King, Dixon and nickelback Daequan Hardy, there’s no reason he shouldn’t receive an uptick in playing time, if not find himself in a starting role. Miller figures to battle with Jalen Kimber, who transferred in from Florida over the winter, for a starting spot.

A quote by Miller: ”I take a lot of pride in my process and everything I do, just being ready at all times so when my number is called, I’m ready.” — Miller to reporters at the team’s annual second-year player media availability in February 2023.

A quote about Miller: ”I’m proud of him. I’m proud of him. I’m really glad that we were able to go to Florida and get him. I’m very appreciative that his mom and dad had the confidence in us to send him here. I may even try to, You’ve heard me say this before with certain guys, I might try to convince Mom and Dad to have a few more because we love him that much.

“Send them up to the Poconos to one of those romantic vacation spots in the Poconos. They’re watching right now trying to figure out what the Poconos is, but we know.” — James Franklin on Miller his first weekly presser of the 2023 season last August.

More All 105s

WR Omari Evans

CB A.J. Harris

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca

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