Dee Milliner, CB

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Millbrook, AL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 201 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
611
2012 Season
Earned All-SEC first-team honors by finishing the regular season with 51 tackles and eight pass break-ups, and closed the season with a total of 54 tackles, 4.0 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions and 22 passes defensed. ... Voted to the AP All-American team.

Named a Bronki Nagurski Trophy Award finalist for the most outstanding defensive player in the nation.

Also named a Jim Thorpe Award finalist for the nation's top defensive back.

2011 Season
Dee Milliner started six games of the 2011 season and played in all 12 contests ... he is currently listed as the Crimson Tide's third cornerback, but starts in all nickel or dime situations ... plays on the outside with DeQuan Menzie moving inside to the `star' ... has 26 tackles on the season with 13 solo stops and one tackle for loss (-7 yards).

Second on the team with nine pass breakups while leading the team with three interceptions that he has returned for 72 yards ... returned his third interception of the season against Auburn for 35 yards and a touchdown to seal the victory ... tied for 42nd nationally with 1.0 passes defended per game ... also a standout on special teams, starting on the kickoff coverage team ... has seven solo tackles on special teams ... while returning one punt for 21 yards.

Was the UA coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week following the Kent State game and a Defensive Player of the Week following the Auburn win.

Game Analysis

Kent State: Made four assisted tackles while helping the Crimson Tide defense limit the Golden Flashes to 90 total yards ... also broke up a pass. Penn State: Broke up a career best three passes in the Tide's 27-11 win at the No. 23 Nittany Lions ... had two solo tackles and an assist ... returned his first career punt for 21 yards. North Texas: Registered four tackles with two solo stops ... broke up two more passes as the Mean Green managed just 101 yards through the air. Arkansas: Had two tackles with one solo stop ... intercepted his first pass of the season ... had one tackle for loss of seven yards, blowing up Joe Adams on a reverse. Florida: Did not start but played extensively and made one solo tackle. Vanderbilt: Picked off his second pass of the season in the fourth quarter and returned it 37 yards to setup an Alabama touchdown. Mississippi: Made two tackles with two solo stops and one on special teams ... did not start but played in all nickel and dime situtations. Tennessee: Started and made two tackles and broke up a pass as the Tide allowed just 63 yards through the air and kept the Vols out of the end zone. LSU: Played but did not reocrd any statistics in a loss to the No. 1 Tigers. Mississippi State: Came off the bench in nickle and dime situations ... had one tackle on special teams. Georgia Southern: Came off the bench to make one solo tackle. Auburn: Earned Alabama Defensive Player of the Week honors for his Iron Bowl performance ... intercepted his third pass of the season early in the fourth quarter and returned it 35 yards for a game-clinching score ... made a season-high six tackles with four solo stops ... helped limit the Tigers to just 140 total yards ... AU had just 44 yards --- 25 rushing -- through three quarters and gained the rest after the Tide had already locked up the win in the fourth quarter.

2010 Season
He played in all 13 games and earned 11 starts as a true freshman ... garnered first-team Freshman All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com ... earned freshman All-SEC honors ... totaled 55 tackles, including 41 solo stops ... broke up seven passes, forced a fumble, intercepted a pass and tallied a quarterback hurry. San Jose State: Came off the bench but did not record any statistics.

Game Analysis

Penn State: Totaled two tackles against the No. 18 Nittany Lions ... helped hold Penn State to 156 yards in the air. Duke: Registered three tackles against the Blue Devils and helped hold them to 156 yards passing. Arkansas: Earned the start in the secondary and recorded two tackles, including a solo stop. Florida: Registered three solo tackles and broke up his first career pass. South Carolina: Registered three tackles, including two solo stops. Mississippi: Totaled four tackles, including three solo stops ... broke up a pass and tallied a quarterback hurry. Tennessee: Was named one of the Defensive Players of the Week after leading the Tide with seven solo tackles ... also forced a fumble and hurried the quarterback. LSU: Tallied seven tackles, including one for a loss of three yards ... nearly had an interception, breaking up one pass. Mississippi State: Was named one of the Special Teams Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... registered a season-best eight tackles, including three solo stops. Georgia State: Was named a Defensive Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... registered four solo tackles, including two for a loss of four yards ... picked off his first career pass and broke up a pass ... was part of a secondary that held GSU to 74 yards passing. Auburn: Was named one of the Defensive Players of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff ... career-high nine tackles, eight solo stops ... one tackle for a loss of five yards. Michigan State: Made three solo tackles and broke up two passes as the Crimson Tide defeated the Spartans 49-7 in the Capital One Bowl.

High School
Parade Magazine All-American ... a first-team EA Sports All-American ... a five-star prospect that is rated as the No. 1 cornerback nationally by Scout.com and the No. 2 corner by ESPNU and Rivals.com.

Ranked 11th among all players in the 2010 class by Scout.com and 16th in the ESPNU 150 and 23rd in the Rivals100 ... nation's No. 11 player by SuperPrep Magazine ... No. 1 on the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 4 in the Super Southeast 120 ... the No. 5 cornerback in the country according to Tom Lemming ... No. 1 cornerback nationally by SuperPrep Magazine, a SuperPrep All-American and the No. 1 player in the state by the publication ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team member as the No. 15 player nationally ... the No. 1 player in the Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... selected to the ESPN Under Armour All-America Game and played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game.

Made 71 tackles as a senior in 2009 while intercepting three passes and breaking up eight passes as opposing offenses chose to throw away for the talented defensive back ... on the offensive side of the ball in 2009, Milliner rushed for 487 yards on 51 carries for a 9.5 yards per carry average and seven touchdowns while totaling 107 receiving yards and one score ... also had one kickoff return for a touchdown.

Recorded seven interceptions as a junior in 2008 while making 57 tackles with 33 solo stops ... returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns in 2008 and rushed for 527 yards ... earned honorable mention 6A ASWA All-State recognition as a junior and was selected as the Area Defensive Player of the Year.

Earned Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro honors as a sophomore in 2007.

Personal
Full name is DeMarcus Milliner.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 4. *Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama: Athletic, productive against elite competition and tough enough to star not only at corner but also on the Tide's special-teams' units, Milliner ranks as the top defensive back in the 2013 draft class and among the elite prospects, overall. While some in the media have voiced concerns about his recovery from post-combine surgery to repair a torn labrum, as well as previous surgeries while at Alabama, multiple league sources have indicated to NFLDraftScout.com that Milliner's medical was not an issue. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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