First Team Nissan Player of the Week: Daelyn Miller (Gretna)

Published: Nov. 29, 2019 at 11:03 PM EST
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Daelyn Miller carried the mail 21 times for 22 yards, and also caught a 53-yard pass on his way to a 6 touchdown night. He also recorded 9 tackles and an interception in a 48-20 win over Radford, as Gretna avenged a 21-20 overtime loss to the Bobcats in the regular season.

"It's hard when you lose by one point to a good team like that so it gave us motivation to go out and win. I mean it's playoffs so every game is a big game. I just tried to get my team to win," said Miller.

According to his coach, Cole Simpson, "Ever since I met him when he was in the sixth grade I knew he was gonna be a good one. I've seen him progress throughout the youth league, played one year of JV and started for four years on varsity and we've known all along that he's a special player. He's got all of those intangibles that you can't coach. He's got that "it" factor whatever it is."

Miller is a four-year starter whose leadership and work ethic have been unmatched and it has led to some quality results on the field.

"I think people underestimate my speed. I'm just trying with every weight liftin and every practice to get stronger and get better," said Miller.

His coach, Cole. explains, "Everything is a business-like approach. He works extremely hard in the offseason in the weight room. He's also the strongest guy on the football team. He's just a guy that, he deserves all of it. All the work he's put in is paying off."