Tulsa -- Was a four-year leetterwinner and three-year starter . . . played in all 50 games since coming to Tulsa . . . started 33 games in his career . . . had 201 receptions for 2,389 yards and 23 touchdowns in his career . . . the only tight end in school history to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards . . . ranks sixth on Tulsa's career receiving yardage list . . . a three-time first-team all-conference selection . . . caught a pass in 40 consecutive games, which was the longest current streak among the nation's tight ends when the 2005 season ended. . . had eight career 100+ receiving games.
2005 --Set an NCAA single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end . . . had 87 receptions for 1,235 yards . . . the previous record was 1,156 yards set by BYU's Chris Smith in 1990 . . . started all 13 games . . . had seven 100+ yard receiving games . . . ranked fourth on Tulsa's single-season receiving yardage chart . . . named first-team All-America by ESPN.com, SI.com and CBS SportsLine.com . . . was named second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation . . . named a third-team All-American by Associated Press . . . was a recipient of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Award . . . was one of 16 finalists for the 2005 Draddy Trophy . . . was selected as an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American . . . tied his career-best with 152 yards and one TD on eight catches in the C-USA Football Championship Game against UCF . . . was named the MVP of the Conference USA Championship Game . . . finished the season ranked fifth nationally in total receiving yards, 16th in receiving yards per game and 19th for receptions per game . . . also had a career day against #18 Oklahoma when he caught 13 passes for 152 yards . . . had 143 yards and one TD on eight catches, a 17.9 yard average per reception, against North Texas . . . had seven catches for 106 yards and two TDs, including the game-winner in overtime against Memphis . . . for his performance vs. Memphis was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week . . . hauled in eight passes for 115 yards and one TD at Southern Miss . . . had eight receptions for 136 yards and two TDs against SMU, including the game-winning 66-yard reception in the fourth quarter . . . caught nine passes for 127 yards and one TD against East Carolina . . . was named to the 2005 Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List . . . entered the 2005 season as the No. 7 ranked tight end in the country by The Sporting News.
2004 -- Played in all 12 games and started 11 contests . . . earned first-team all-WAC accolades . . . was the team leader in receiving with 51 receptions for 560 yards and two touchdowns . . . had a career-best 139 yards on eight receptions against Boise State . . . also caught 11 passes for 87 yards against Southwest Missouri State . . . named to the 2004 Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, and was added to the John Mackey Award list during the season . . . earned all-WAC Academic honors.
2003 -- Played in all 13 games and started eight contests . . . was a first-team all-WAC performer . . . led the team in receptions with 53 for 456 yards and a team-leading 10 touchdown receptions . . . had a career-best seven receptions three times in 2003 . . . had a career-best three TD catches on four receptions vs. SMU . . . caught a touchdown pass in six different games . . . had seven receptions for 77 yards and one TD vs. Rice . . . also had seven catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns against Louisiana Tech . . . earned all-WAC Academic honors.
2002 -- Was one of just five true freshmen to earn a letter . . . played in all 12 games and started one contest . . . received his first career start against Louisiana Tech . . . had a season-best three catches for 44 yards and one touchdown against Boise State . . . had a season-long 36-yard reception against Hawaii . . . earned all-WAC Freshman Academic honors.
Overall -- An extremely talented tight end with a great work ethic . . . has a great desire to be the nation's top tight end . . . possesses great speed and hands . . a good blocker . . . plays with great intensity . . . a playmaker . . . improved during the spring in the intricacies of route running . . . possesses great athleticism . . . has continued to get bigger and stronger.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Jenks High School . . . started his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at tight end . . . was a starting linebacker as a senior . . . selected as the Tulsa World Player of the Year his senior season . . . was a member of teams that posted a three-year record of 40-1 and won three Class 6A state titles . . . caught 39 passes for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season . . . totaled 45 tackles and two interceptions as a senior linebacker . . . had career totals of 71 receptions for 1,711 yards and 12 touchdowns . . . was an all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World . . . earned all-state merits by the Oklahoma Coaches Association . . . was named the District Player of the Year as a senior . . . received first-team all-metro honors by the Tulsa World his senior season . . . was named to the Okscouting.com Oklahoma top-100 list . . . had 22 receptions for 503 yards and three TDs his junior season, and 200 yards on 10 catches as a sophomore . . . also lettered three years in basketball . . . high school coach was Allan Trimble.
Personal -- Both of his parents, Mike and Billie Mills, attended TU . . . his father and uncle, Kevin Harlan, played football at Tulsa . . . majoring in management . . . born Michael Garrett Mills on October 12, 1983.
Mills' Career Statistics Receiving G Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2002 (Fr) 12 10 138 13.8 2 36 2003 (So) 13 53 456 8.6 10 37 2004 (Jr) 12 51 560 11.0 2 56 2005 (Sr) 13 87 1235 14.2 9 66 Totals 50 201 2389 11.9 23 66
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