BALTIMORE, Md. — A night he’ll never forget. The biggest of surprises on the largest of stages.
When football practice wrapped up on Thursday, August 15, head coach Michael Locksley told the team they were heading up to Baltimore that evening to watch the squad’s former teammate, 2019 first round draft pick, Darnell Savage Jr. of the Green Bay Packers take on the home team Baltimore Ravens in a preseason contest.
The 106 man roster, which includes senior linebacker Bruce Miller, enjoyed the first half of the game from the stands before going down to the field for what they thought would be a normal team recognition in the beginning of the third quarter.
Locksley told Miller that he would read a statement to the Charm City crowd, but didn’t tell him what the statement said.
When he got that piece of paper, Miller recited: “On behalf of the Maryland football family, we would like to extend a full football scholarship to Bruce Miller for the 2019 season!”
Before he could even finish the sentence, Miller was mobbed by his teammates: congratulating, hugging, screaming for and filming this special moment for one of their brothers.
Miller’s brother, B’Ahmad, a redshirt sophomore defensive linemen for the Terps was just as thrilled as his older sibling when he heard the news.
“I’m still shocked about it right now as a matter of fact,” said Miller. “He’s been working his whole life for this. People don’t even know that. His dream is my dream. We have sat up nights to early morning crying about this, talking about this.”
That dream: a dream realized for Bruce Miller.