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Awards: Selected BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing at Indiana (11/12). Season: Appeared in all 14 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.
Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut...Totaled five tackles...Made his first collegiate tackle in the second quarter...Picked up his first career sack in the third quarter with a 10-yard takedown of Justin Agner to force a punt...Sacked Agner later in the third quarter for his second of the game...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Had one assisted tackle. Minnesota (10/1): Made four stops...Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a solo takedown behind the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter. Maryland (10/8): Made two tackles, including one tackle for loss...Made a solo stop behind the line in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (10/22): Made four tackles...Had one tackle for loss, a third quarter stop of Mike Weber behind the line...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Purdue (10/29): Made one tackle. at Indiana (11/12): Recorded four tackles...Forced the third fumble of the game by Indiana, his first career forced fumble, which was recovered by Malik Golden...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State’s five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five versus FIU in 2007. at Rutgers (11/19): Had a quarterback hurry in the third quarter. Michigan State (11/26): Made two tackles. vs. USC (1/2): Notched one stop.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Played his final prep year at George Washington High School for head coach Ronald Cohen...Earned Philadelphia Inquirer first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania after helping George Washington to a 4-2 record in the Philadelphia Public League AAAA...Also earned first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania accolades as a junior at Frankford High School...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic...Rated as a three-star prospect and a Top 15 player in the state by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked a Top 50 defensive end by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com.
Full name is Shareef Abdul Miller...Son of Tekeya Cook...Has five siblings: Najier, Destiny, Sharde, Tayda and Jaydua...Intends to major in business to pursue a career in sports management...Born March 14, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pa.