The Lazio Marines American Football Team have finalized their 2015 imports!
Please welcome Defensive Lineman Corey Miller to the Lazio Marines! With 3-years starting experience for the Tennessee Volunteers (SEC), Miller finished the 2013 season with 36 tackles (28 solo), 7 tackles-for-loss, and 6.5 sacks. He was named the NCAA Defensive Player of the Week last November after breaking Reggie White’s 30-year single game sack record with 4.5 sacks against the Kentucky Wildcats. His 6.5 sacks on the season was the most of any Tennessee Volunteer since 2005 and he also led the team with 5 QB hurries.
He finished his career with 82 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 3 pass breakups, and 8 QB hurries. After the 2013 season, he was selected to play in the prestigious 2014 College All-Star Bowl. At his NFL Pro Day, Corey measured in at 6’3″, 258 lbs (191 cm/118 kg). He showed his speed running a 4.57 40 yard dash and his strength by doing 33 reps on bench press (225 lbs or 102 kg).
Corey joins QB Chas Dodd from Rutgers (Big Ten). Dodd played in 31 games (starting in 19) over four years with the Scarlet Knights. He finished his career with 4,079 passing yards and 24 touchdowns. He was named Big East All-Academic Team on three separate occasions and earned Big East Offensive Player of the week after throwing for 322 yards and 2 TD in a 27-24 win over Connecticut in 2010. He also set the Rutgers freshman record for touchdowns in a game when he threw for 335 yards and 4 TD against Cincinnati.
Adding these players to a coaching staff that features three Americans and a European coach with U.S. collegiate coaching experience, our management has made a statement that we intend to compete for the IFL championship in 2015. Go Marines!