Talented athlete who saw his junior season cut short by a knee injury ... two-time first team All-MAAC pick ... is expected to be back at full strength this season.
As a junior (2005): Started the first six games at free safety before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... totaled 18 tackles (11 solo) and picked off a pair of passes in six games ... was named first team All-MAAC despite missing three of four conference games ... returned an interception 17 yards in the season opener versus Robert Morris ... had five tackles and his second interception of the season at Penn.
As a sophomore (2004): Took over the starting strong safety spot in the third week of the season and went on to earn first team All-MAAC honors ... finished the year with eight starts ... tied for fifth on the team with 57 total tackles ... his 43 solo stops trailed only middle linebacker Harry Carter (57) and outside linebacker Michael Hill (47) ... picked off his first career pass in his first career start in week three vs. Georgetown ... also recovered a fumble and recorded a tackle for loss vs. the Hoyas ... posted a team-high nine stops (all solo) at Fordham ... had a team and career-high 11 tackles (five solo) at Saint Peter's ... totaled eight tackles (six solo), recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in the 36-33 overtime win over Morehead State ... added eight more tackles in the season finale vs. Bucknell.
As a freshman (2003): Totaled 14 tackles in seeing action in all 11 games as a back-up safety and important member of the special teams ... posted a season-high three tackles (all solo) at Morehead State.
outdoor track (2003 & 2004, did not compete in 2005): two-year member of Duquesne's Atlantic 10 outdoor track and field team ... holds school records in the 200 (22:81) and 400 meter (49:46) dashes ... ran a 49:58 in the 400 meter dash to finish eighth at the 2004 A-10 Outdoor Championship ... is also part of DU's school record-holding 4x200 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams ... earned all-conference honors in helping the 4x400 meter relay team to a second place finish at the 2004 A-10 Championship.
Personal: Major: business ... date of birth: 9/5/85.
Mills' career statistics
Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL Int-Yds PBU FF/FR 2003 11/0 14 (7) 0.0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0/0 2004 10/8 57 (43) 0.0-0 3-14 1-0 3 0/2 2005 6/6 18 (11) 0.0-0 0-0 2-26 2 0/0 Totals 27/14 89 (61) 0.0-0 3-14 3-26 6 0/2