Football - Fri, Feb. 11, 2005
CHICAGO - Grant Miller, a walk-on redshirt freshman on the 2003 Ohio State University football team, has transferred to Saint Xavier University and will continue his academic and athletic careers as a member of the Cougar football program under the direction of head coach Mike Feminis. A former prep standout at Rockton Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill., Miller will be a fullback for SXU and have freshman eligibility with the opportunity to play up to four years with the program.

"Grant was Ohio State's first team scout fullback as a walk-on a couple of years ago," said Feminis. "He is a big (6-0, 240 pounds), physical athlete, who is extremely strong (400-pound bench press). He will be a good fit for what we ask our fullbacks to do 99 percent of the time - and that's block."

Miller was a four-time all-conference and three-time Beloit All-Area player at Hononegah High School. He is a native of Roscoe, Ill., and is the son of Glenn and Anita Miller.

Saint Xavier finished the 2004 campaign with an overall record of 7-4 for its fifth straight winning season. The Cougars finished in a tie for second place with Trinity International University (Ill.) in the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League with a 5-2 mark. SXU also ended the 2004 season rated No. 23 nationally in the final 2004 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Football Ratings. It is the fourth straight year the Cougars have finished the season rated in the NAIA's top 25.