Virginia tight end announces for pro draft

Jan. 10, 2005 at 10:40 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- University of Virginia standout tight end Heath Miller said Monday he will skip his senior college season and apply for the upcoming NFL draft.

Miller, the 2004 Mackey award winner honoring the nation's top collegiate tight end, led the Cavaliers with 41 catches, 541 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions this season.

The redshirt junior became the first tight end in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named a unanimous first-team All-American.

Miller, a 6-5, 255-pounder, had 70 catches for 835 yards as a sophomore and ends his career second in Virginia history for receptions (144) and tied for fourth in touchdown catches (20).

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