CSUâ€™s Guy Miller was named a first team All-Mountain West Conference selection on Tuesday. The senior defensive tackle, who was the only member of the Rams to make the first team, racked up 6.5 sacks this season.
It is the first time for a CSU defensive player to be named first team since Dexter Wynn and Bryan Save did it in 2003.
Miller started every game for the Rams and played all but 50 defensive snaps throughout the season. His signature performance came against UNLV on
Oct. 16, when the senior wreaked havoc against the Runninâ€™ Rebels in a 4.5 sack effort. His performance in that game broke the conference record for sacks in a single game, a feat made all the more impressive considering how rare sacks are for interior linemen.
From 2007-2010, Miller played in every game for the Rams and has been a major influence on the defensive line for the past two seasons. He committed to CSU after a decorated prep career at Scott Community High School in Kansas.
In 2005, he was named to the Kansas Elite 11 team, which comprised of the best 11 players from the state, regardless of position.
The Ramsâ€™ second team all-conference selections include junior linebacker Mychal Sisson, sophomore punter Pete Kontodiakos and junior offensive lineman Paul Madsen.
Honorable mentions included senior linebacker Ricky Brewer and freshman center Weston Richburg.
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