Breaking News: Tennessee Volunteers Super Star wide receiver dead at 22

The Tennessee native was one of Buffs best recruits during the transition between Mel Tucker and Karl Dorrell

Tennessee volunteers wide receiver Keith Miller III passed away in his apartment on Thursday. He was 23.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce team captain spent two seasons with the Buffs from 2020-21. He had 39 receptions for 457 yards and four touchdowns during his two years with the Lions. Miller transferred to TAMC after being part of CU’s last postseason bid in the 2020 Alamo Bowl, which resulted in a loss to Texas.

Miller had 1,856 receiving yards during his prep career at The Colony High School outside of Dallas. He was a big target at 6-foot-5, 210-pounds, but failed to work his way into the rotation with Covid being a factor. He dressed for five games but he never saw action for the Buffs.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Buff, Keith Miller.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates. pic.twitter.com/kU43bxHGey

— Colorado Buffaloes Football (@CUBuffsFootball) April 12, 2024

Colorado Athletics issued a statement saying they were “deeply saddened” to learn of the death of Miller.

“Keith was a member of our football program for two seasons in 2020-21 and in every way imaginable was an outstanding young man in addition to being a beloved father, son, and brother. He will always be a part of the Buffs family and was taken from us way too soon. His family, teammates from both CU and Texas A&M-Commerce, and all those who knew him are in our thoughts.”

The tributes for Miller poured in on social media after his untimely passing. One of his former CU teammate, Brenden Rice, paid tribute to his friend with a great picture of them together.

As coaches we are so focused on wins and losses that we sometimes forget to check on our former players! We lost a great young man today in Keith Miller! If you are struggling call someone.. anyone!! People care about you and we are here for you!! Rest in Peace

— Darrin Chiaverini (@CoachChev6) April 12, 2024

Former Colorado offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini, who recruited Miller to Boulder remembered as a great young man.

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