Collin Miller says his playing days are likely over.
The senior linebacker and captain told media Tuesday afternoon that a team neurologist “thinks its probably not the best option to come back and play football.” Miller agrees.
“Looking down the road at my health, I think I probably won’t be coming back,” Miller said. “Probably hang up the cleats for good. Just make sure that I’m able to throw a football with my kid down the road, drive my own car down the road, take a shower on my own, and feed myself on my own.
It was a scary situation against Illinois.”
Miller was carted off during the Illinois game. He was at practice two days later, encouraging and leading his teammates.
While the aspirations of playing professional football are gone, Miller expressed thanks for his time in Lincoln.
“The one thing about Nebraska is they treat you like a NFL team out here,” Miller said. “They treat you like a celebrity. I could kinda say that I played and fulfilled those achievements I wanted to reach playing for the great state of Nebraska.
“It was a fun run.”
Miller says moving on to coaching is a possibility, but right now he’s “just taking it one day at a time.”
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