Former Orioles outfielder
Now, at age 27, Miller is going to give college football another chance with one of the nation's top programs.
Miller, who spent last season in the Orioles' minor league system with Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, has reportedly enrolled at Alabama for the spring semester and intends to join the football team there, according to a report from BamaOnline.
Alabama is playing for its third national title in four seasons in Monday night’s
According to BamaOnline, Miller's brother-in-law Matthew Elliott said Miller, who will likely play safety, spoke with Alabama coach Nick Saban about joining the team several weeks ago.
The Orioles were Miller's fourth major league organization in as many years. Executive vice president Dan Duquette acquired Miller from Oakland last offseason for cash considerations last offseason and he competed for a fourth outfielder spot last spring.
Duquette liked Miller’s ability to play all three positions. His speed and blossoming power numbers – he hit 32 homers in Triple-A in 2011 – stood out, and Miller opened
Miller struggled at Norfolk, eventually being demoted to Double-A Bowie before rejoining the Tides late in the season. On the season, Miller hit .196/.299/.365 with 12 homers, 38 RBIs and 159 strikeouts in 312 at bats.