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Boise State loses star wide receiver

Broncos’ wide receiver Matt Miller ends his senior season due to injury

Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller.
Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller.
Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
The Boise State Broncos have lost the one of their biggest star players on offense due to an ankle injury that happened earlier in the season. Wide receiver and team captain Matt Miller suffered though limited action during the Louisiana game on September 20th and was last on the field against Air Force on September 27th. On Sunday, Broncos head coach Bryan Harsin announced that Miller is lost for the season and will have surgery today to repair the ligaments in his left leg.

Miller was on track to a record-breaking season to become the leading wide receiver in Boise State history. He already holds the school record for most career receptions with 244 and was only 15 yards shy of breaking Titus Young’s career record of 3,065 receiving yards. Miller also ranks third in career receiving touchdowns with 29, and first in single-season receptions with 88. Until he missed last week’s Nevada game Miller led the nation with a 44-game streak with a reception and was only only three away from breaking the Mountain West record of 47.

Miller is a longshot to play more football with Boise State, and unless he can heal extremely fast Harsin has ruled out another catch on the field. Instead, Miller will close out his college career with coaching duties on the sidelines. Fortunately, he can still look forward to participating in the NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 17-23) and pro day which is usually held in March.

Miller’s loss leaves a huge hole for the Broncos to fill. Boise State faces rival Fresno State on Friday at Albertsons Stadium.