UCF defensive end Bruce Miller was selected by San Francisco in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday. The 49ers tabbed Miller with the 211th overall pick.
The Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010, Miller concluded his collegiate career with a school record 35.5 career sacks. As a senior, he totaled 63 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Miller also added two interceptions which he returned for scores, 18 quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.
On Friday, offensive tackle Jah Reid (Haines City, Fla.) was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round with the 85th overall pick. Reid’s selection marked the sixth-straight year that UCF has had a player tabbed in the draft.
Miller helped the Knights defeat Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in December. He recorded eight tackles and 1.5 sacks against the Bulldogs. Miller was a member of three bowl squads at UCF, and led the Knights to a pair of C-USA titles.
In addition to garnering the two C-USA Defensive Player of the Year awards, Miller received many other accolades during his time in Orlando. He was selected to the all-conference first team as a junior and senior. In 2007 and 2008, he was an All-C-USA Second Team pick. As a rookie, Miller was also named to the league’s all-freshman team.