Aubrey Miller Jr. has been spent plenty of time around former Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders as a two-year linebacker for the Tigers, and all that time left an impression.
A really good one.
Miller offered up his best Sanders impersonation at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday, and with a spot-on duplication of Sanders’ voice, it was a show-stopper:
“When you’re around him every day, that’s all you can do is know how he’s going to talk,” Miller said.
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Sanders left JSU to become coach at Colorado after three winning seasons with the Tigers. Miller, who is looking to impress scouts in Mobile, Alabama, as one of the all-star game’s only players from an HBCU, made more than 100 tackles in each of his two seasons at JSU including a SWAC-leading 109 in 2021. Apart from his own impression of Sanders, Miller was also quick to credit Sanders for a different impression — the one the coach left on him personally.
“The guy was a Hall of Famer, he’s been through those ropes, through every stage of college football, it was a blessing to be around him,” Miller said. “It’s not like somebody waking up out of bed and telling you what to do. This is a Hall of Famer who put in the work. For him to take the time to instill that in you, that was a blessing.”
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