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#18 Mike Milburn
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: DeMatha
Major: Mass Communications
Experience: 3 Letters

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior who is a key member of the Blue Hen passing attack • three-year letterwinner who is projected as the starter entering the season at the Z wide receiver slot • has played in 18 career games with two starts and caught 26 passes for 370 yards • blessed with excellent size at 6-4 with good speed • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team's Leadership Council • two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • enjoyed a solid spring and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from fellow receiver Rob Jones in the Blue-White spring game.

 

2012 Season: Broke into Delaware lineup in a big way as he became a key part of passing game as a junior • played in 10 games overall and started contests vs. Maine and Old Dominion • ranked No. 3 among all Delaware receivers as he caught 26 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns • his 14.2 yards per catch average was tops among UD players with 10 or more catches • enjoyed best career game vs. Richmond when he caught six passes for 90 yards and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week • also had six receptions for 60 yards vs. Maine and caught three passes for 69 yards vs. Rhode Island and three for 26 yards vs. Villanova • caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Trent Hurley vs. New Hampshire and a 14-yard scoring strike vs. Hurley against Old Dominion • also registered three tackles and forced a fumble vs. William & Mary • enjoyed an outstanding spring and shared the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense Award with offensive guard Bobby Kennedy • caught two passes for six yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

 

2011 Season: Saw action in three games as a backup receiver to earn second letter • did not record any statistics • saw action in games against Delaware State, Towson, and Richmond • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll.

 

2010 Season: Appeared in four games for the Blue Hens but did not catch a pass • earned first letter • made great strides during the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.

 

2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler.

 

High School: Played wide receiver for head coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School • led team to a three-year record of 32-4, including three straight WCAC conference titles • team was ranked No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in the Maryland-DC area by USA Today in 2006 • team was ranked No. 2 in area in 2007 and No. 3 in 2008 by the Washington Post • caught 25 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • earned third team All-WCAC honors as a senior • was team’s Unsung Hero Award winner • also competed in track and field and led team to a second place team finish at the 2008 WCAC meet • competed in long jump and sprints • won the 200 meters (22.4), anchored the winning 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 200m relay, and placed second in the long jump at the 2009 WCAC conference meet • National Honor Society student and senior class president.

 

Personal: Michael Eric "Mike" Milburn II • born April 12, 1991 • son of Michael and Kimla Milburn • has a younger brother and younger sister • honor student as a mass communications major at Delaware with a minor in journalism and black American studies • anchored show Fullcourt Press on UD Student Television station • has worked as a student assistant with UD Multimedia Office during Winter Session, filming and editing game action and conducting interviews with student-athletes • member of UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) • enjoys basketball and video games in spare time • cousin, Glen Milburn, played several seasons in the National Football League • has worked at a local golf course and with UD Custodial Services during the summer • member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

 

Career Statistics at Delaware

Career-High Receiving Yards: 92 yards vs. Richmond, 2012

Year GP/GS Receptions Yards Avg. TD Long
2012 11/2 26 370 14.2 2 38
2011 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2010 4/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 18/2 26 370 14.2 2 38
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