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August 22, 2013

Former Andover star Miller eyes breakout season for Boston College

Former AHS star Miller eyes breakout season for Boston College

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“It’s been a lot of work, but we are happy to do it. I made it through spring ball and the camps healthy and everything is good. After three years, the knee injury isn’t in my head anymore. They are pushing us to get better every day.”

After playing tight end last season, Miller has also made the move to wide receiver this year — making him, at 241 pounds, possibly the largest receiver in college football.

“I don’t think I’m going to beat anyone with my speed,” Miller said with a chuckle. “But I feel like my weight and size should be an advantage. I played receiver in high school, so it’s fun. I am still working out the kinks, and I hope to see some time.”

Rettig feels like his teammate has the chance to make plays.

“Brian’s a good player,” said the QB. “He’s played a lot of different positions and in a lot of different formations. We look for the right match-ups. Someone might be covered, but Brian is open. He worked hard and made a few plays last season, and we feel like he can do it again.”

The early signs are encouraging. Earlier this month, he had the game’s lone score, a 25-yard catch. Eagleaction.com raved about a “tremendous catch” he made on a low throw in traffic earlier in the scrimmage.

Now, he hopes that success carries into the regular season.

“It’s been a long time since we played a game,” he said. “With the new (coaching) staff and new players, everyone is excited. I feel great.”

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