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Tanner Miller
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Tanner Miller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kalona, Iowa

High School:
Mid-Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 207

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/15/1991

11/29/2013

Hawkeyes Down Nebraska, 38-17

Iowa scores final 14 points to finish regular season with an 8-4 record

11/23/2013

Iowa 'D' Ready for New Challenge

Hawkeyes prepared to face a different-type of dual-threat quarterback

11/23/2013

Iowa Rallies to Down Michigan, 24-21

Hawkeye defense dominates; Iowa scores final 17 points after trailing 21-7 at the half

11/02/2013

No. 24 Wisconsin Downs Iowa, 28-9

Badgers turn 2 Hawkeye turnovers into 14 points

10/26/2013

Hawkeyes Knock Off Northwestern in OT

Iowa downs Wildcats, 17-10, to improve to 5-3, 2-2 season

01/31/2014

Iowa Football Pro Day Preperation

Senior Members of the Hawkeye Football team prepare for their Pro Day Jan. 30, 2014 in Iowa City

01/01/2014

2014 Outback Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeyes face the LSU Tigers in the 2014 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

12/29/2013

Outback Bowl Practice No. 14

The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa

11/29/2013

Iowa vs Nebraska 11-29-13

Iowa travels to Lincoln, NE to face off against the Corn Huskers.

11/23/2013

Iowa vs. Michigan

Iowa football

Hawk-Item - - Recorded 222 career tackles to tie for 50th on career list . . . tied Iowa record with 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in 2011 win over Northwestern . . . tied for eighth in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2011 . . . one of nine true freshmen to see action in 2010.

2013 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, Defense . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . 2013 - - Started at free safety in all 13 games . . . ranked fifth on team with 70 tackles, including 36 solo stops and 34 assists . . . recorded three interceptions and one forced fumble . . . started at free safety in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . recorded seven tackles vs. NIU, including one solo stop and six assists . . . started at free safety in 28-14 win over Missouri State as defense allowed just 197 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. Missouri State, along with fifth career interception in the fourth quarter in the Iowa end zone . . . started at free safety in 27-21 win at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . started at free safety in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. WMU, along with second interception of the season and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 23-7 win at Minnesota, recording three solo tackles as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . started at free safety in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles and three assists . . . started at free safety in 34-24 loss at Ohio State . . . recorded four solo tackles and three assists at OSU, along with a caused fumble . . . started at free safety in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, recording six solo tackles and three assists . . . started at free safety in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded four assisted tackles vs. Badgers, along with third interception of the season, a shared tackle for loss and a QB pressure . . . started at free safety in 38-14 win at Purdue, recording two solo tackles and three assists as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . started at free safety in 24-21 win over Michigan as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists vs. Michigan, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 38-17 win at Nebraska as defense allowed just 89 net rushing yards . . . matched career-best with 10 tackles at Nebraska, including seven solo stops and three assists.

2012 Preseason Honors - - Named to CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List . . . fourth team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2012 - - Started all 12 games at free safety and has started 23 straight games over two seasons . . . recorded 69 tackles, including 27 solo stops and 42 attempts . . . collected three tackles for loss, five pass break-ups and one interception and one forced fumble . . . started at free safety in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists vs. NIU, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists vs. ISU, including one tackle for loss and a pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded four assisted tackles and one pass break-up vs. UNI . . . started at free safety in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . recorded one solo tackle and six assists vs. CMU, including one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards and collected four turnovers . . . collected one solo tackle and three assists vs. Minnesota, along with first interception of the season . . . started at free safety in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assists vs. MSU, with a shared tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . recorded nine tackles vs. PSU, with four solo stops and five assists . . . also recorded a forced fumble and pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . recorded seven tackles at Northwestern, including five solo stops and two assists . . . started at free safety in 24-21 loss at Indiana, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at free safety in 27-24 loss to Purdue, recording three solo tackles and four assists . . . started at free safety in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at free safety in 13-9 loss to Nebraska, collecting two solo tackles, four assists and one pass break-up.

2011 Honors - - Named national Defensive Back of the Week by College Football Performanace Awards for his play in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . earned honorable mention from College Football Performance Award for his play in win at Purdue . . . nominated for Geico Play of the Year for interception return vs. Northwestern . . . 2011 - - played in all 13 games, starting the final 11 at free safety . . . recorded 52 solo tackles and 24 assists, with three tackles for loss, three pass break-ups and a forced fumble . . . tied for team lead with three interceptions for 114 yards . . . saw action in 34-9 opening win over Tennessee Tech, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh in first career start . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists, with one tackle for loss and a forced fumble . . . started at free safety in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists vs. ULM, including one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . matched career-best with seven tackles at PSU, including six solo stops . . . also had career-best two pass break-ups at PSU . . . started at free safety in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . recorded first career interception vs. Northwestern, tying Iowa record with 98-yard return for a touchdown . . . also recorded career-best eight tackles vs. Northwestern, including five solo stops . . . started at free safety in 45-24 win over Indiana . . . recorded career-best 10 tackles vs. Hoosiers, including seven solo stops . . . started at free safety in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording six solo tackles . . . started at free safety in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan as defense allowed just 323 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Wolverines, including four solo stops . . . started at free safety in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles, five assists and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 31-21 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 282 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Purdue, along with two pass interceptions . . . had 16 yards on interception returns as both stopped potential Purdue scoring drives . . . started at free safety in 20-7 loss at Nebraska, recording four solo tackles and four assists . . . started at free safety in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, recording four solo tackles and one assist as defense allowed just 275 yards total offense.

2010 - - Saw action in eight games, recording three solo tackles and four assists . . . saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle for first career statistics. . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . did not see action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording career-best three tackles, including two solo stops.

High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . named first team all-district as a sophomore and was District Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior . . . Career - - earned four varsity letters as defensive back and running back . . . helped prep team post 19-5 record in final two seasons, reaching state quarter-finals as a junior before falling in first round as a senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . holds school records for rushing yards in a season (2,050) and career (4,100) and touchdowns in a game (six) and a season (32 as a junior) . . . also earned four letters in track as sprinter and hurdler and three letters in basketball . . . won state title in 400-meter hurdles as a junior . . . placed second in 400-meter hurdles at Drake Relays as a senior and ran leg on 4 x 800 relay unit that placed sixth.

Personal - - Born 12/15/91 . . . leisure studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll with 3.56 GPA . . . earned academic all-State recognition and was two-year member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Raelyn and Brian Miller . . . high school coach was Pete Cavanaugh.

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