By Krysta Quinonez
Las Cruces Bulletin
Kameron Miller, senior quarterback at Las Cruces High School and son of head coach Jim Miller, is ready to enjoy his last season with the Bulldawgs.
“I love being a ‘Dawg and I love my team,” he said. “The coaching staff is great and everyone gets along. We’re all brothers. We’re one heartbeat.”
The Bulldawgs, who finished 6-6 last year including a 1-1 record in the state playoffs, open their 2015 season at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28 at Montwood High School in El Paso.
Football has always been a part of Kameron Miller’s life and he’s ready to get his final high school campaign under way.
“I’ve been playing for as long as I can remember, from the time I could walk until now,” he said. “I have always loved this sport.”
“Playing for my dad is such a huge honor, I have always wanted to play for him.” Miller said.
His strong relationship with his family could play a role in his college decision. The quarterback has been offered two scholarships to play college football from New Mexico State University and in-state rival University of New Mexico.
“I haven’t made a decision on where I want to go to school yet,” Miller said. “I’m trying to keep the gate open for a while.”
Whatever he does on the gridiron after high school, Miller he wants to study to become a physical therapist. He said he has been inspired by those who’ve helped him recover after a knee injury last season.
The setback caused him to miss the annual rivalry showdown with Mayfield High.
“I know what it feels like to not be able to play the game you love, that’s why I want to be a physical therapist, to help hurt athletes get back out there and do what they desire like people helped me,” Miller said.
For now, the signal caller believes his team has what it takes to snare a state title.
“We’ve all played varsity before, we’re smarter and now more experienced,” he said. “No predictions yet, we’re just going to take it game by game, but I can say that we are all hungry for the blue (state trophy).”