One of only 10 players in school history to compete in four bowl games during his collegiate career.
Competed in all 13 games with starts in 11 games... tied for second on team with nine pass breakups... posted three assisted tackles and broke up a pair of passes against Southern during the season opener... returned an interception 71 yards at Oklahoma State, the eighth-longest interception return in UH history... also finished with four tackles, including three solo stops, against the Cowboys... posted 10 tackles, including six solo stops and an assisted tackle for a loss, against Air Force in Dallas... finished with three tackles, including two solo stops, and broke up a pass at No. 23 East Carolina... posted 10 tackles, including four solo stops, and broke up a pair of passes against C-USA rival UAB... finished with nine tackles, including four solo, at C-USA rival Marshall... posted five tackles with a pair of pass breakups against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... finished with seven tackles, including an assist for a loss of three yards, against No. 24 Tulsa... posted six tackles and added a pass breakup against C-USA rival UTEP... recorded three tackles and a pass breakup at C-USA rival Rice.
Finished third on team with 63 tackles... led all UH players with 11 pass breakups... one of 12 players to start all 13 games... posted three tackles, including 1.5 stops for a loss of five yards, and added a game-high four pass breakups at Conference USA rival Tulane... finished with six tackles, including three solo stops, against Colorado State during the home opener... added two tackles for a loss of five yards with a pass breakup against the Rams... recorded five tackles, including three solo, against C-USA rival East Carolina... finished with six tackles, including two solo stops, at Alabama... led all players with 11 tackles, including four solo stops, against Rice... posted two solo tackles and led all players with four pass breakups at UTEP... recorded nine tackles against SMU... tallied six tackles, including a pair of solo stops, with a 2-yard sack against C-USA rival Marshall. Texas Bowl: Recorded eight tackles, including five solo stops, against TCU... Added a 14-yard sack against the Horned Frogs.
One of 34 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record... ranked fourth on the team with 83 tackles and third with eight pass breakups... stopped Rice's last drive with a 10-yard interception late in the fourth quarter to preserve the Cougars' come-from-behind victory during the season opener... added three solo stops against the Owls... recorded an interception for the second straight game against Tulane during the home opener... finished with three tackles, including two solo, and forced and recovered a fumble against the Green Wave... posted five tackles against Grambling State... recorded six tackles, including two solo, and added a tackle for a 1-yard loss against Oklahoma State... tallied four solo tackles at Miami (Fla.)... made five tackles, including four solo, and broke up two passes against Louisiana-Lafayette... recorded three solo tackles at Southern Miss... made eight tackles, including five solo, with one for a 3-yard loss against UCF... led the Cougars with nine tackles, including eight solo, while adding two tackles for a loss of three yards and a pass breakup against Tulsa... made four tackles, including three solo, with a pass breakup at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division... recorded eight tackles, including six solo, with one tackle for a 3-yard loss and a pair of pass breakups at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field advantage for the C-USA Championship game. C-USA Championship Game: Led all Cougar defenders with 12 tackles, including five solo stops and one for a loss of a yard against Southern Miss... broke up a game-high two passes against the Golden Eagles. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Made nine tackles, including six solo stops and added a 3-yard sack against South Carolina.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005)
Appeared in 10 games, including each of the last eight... made his first collegiate appearance as a reserve in the season opener against Oregon. Fort Worth Bowl: Registered an unassisted tackle against Kansas.
Sat out as a redshirt.
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped for head coach Tim Holt... helped lead THS to a playoff appearance and a 8-3 record... named Defensive Player-of-the-Year... selected First-Team All-District for two seasons... also picked up First-Team All-Williamson County... selected Second-Team All-Central Texas... also participated in basketball and runs track and was Second-Team All-District in hoops.
Born on Aug. 24, 1985, in Austin, Texas... son of Ernest and Debra Miller of Taylor, Texas... also recruited by Texas Tech, Purdue, Arkansas and New Mexico... enjoys fishing in his spare time... majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.
Ernest Miller's Career Bests
Tackles:12, vs. Southern Miss (12-1-06)
Sacks:1.0, done three times; Most recently vs. TCU (12-28-07)
Tackles for Loss:2.0, vs. Colorado State (9-22-07); vs. Tulsa (11-4-06)
Interceptions:1, done three times; Most recently at Oklahoma State (9-6-08)
Interception Return Yards:71, at Oklahoma State (9-6-08)
Long INT Return:71, at Oklahoma State (9-6-08)
Forced Fumbles:1, vs. South Carolina (12-29-06); vs. Tulane (9-9-06)
Fumble Recoveries:1, vs. Tulane (9-9-06)
Pass Breakups:4, at UTEP (10-27-07); at Tulane (9-15-07)