Part of talented Notre Dame kicking game that ranked among best in the nation a year ago . . . capable of contributing as either kicker or punter, though he's most likely to assist with field goals, PATs or kickoffs, while working with Nick Setta . . . backup kicker in 2000 . . . versatile kicker who can handle anything from punting to placekicks to kickoffs. AS A JUNIOR: Backup kicker in 2000 . . . made first appearance of season in fourth quarter vs. Navy, registering a touchback on his only kickoff . . . kicked off twice vs. Rutgers.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made placekicking debut vs. Arizona State, connecting on six of seven PATs (only miss was blocked) . . . connected on first two field goals of his career, from 37 and 33 yards vs. USC . . . had 43-yard field-goal attempt blocked vs. Navy . . . suffered hip flexor injury vs. Tennessee and missed final three games of '99 . . . finished with 21 special team appearances.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see varsity action as rookie in '98.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Associated Press first-team all-state pick as senior and junior in '97 and '96 . . . earned four letters in football at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind. . . . connected on nine of 14 field-goal attempts in '97 while helping Penn to third straight Indiana Class 5A state title . . . kicked three field goals - including 37-yarder to tie game in final minute of regulation and 35-yard gamewinner - in 16-13 overtime win in state semifinals against Fort Wayne Snider . . . set Indiana state record with 71-yard punt in '97 state finals win over Bloomington South . . . as a junior hit six of nine field goals, 63 of 66 PATs and put half his kickoffs into end zone . . . career long field goal from 51 and 50-yarder came in 24-21 regional championship game in '96 versus Portage . . . captain of team as senior . . . two-time all-conference and all-city pick . . . selected for Indiana North-South all-star game . . . full name is David Andrew Miller . . . born 5-29-80 in Dayton, Ohio . . . earned 3.083 grade-point average during 2000 spring semester . . . Dean's List student in 2001 spring semester with 3.4 average . . . enrolled in College of Arts and Letters with major in psychology.
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