Q & A with former Cardinal John Miller

By on September 30, 2015

Everyone knows the big names, the staples of the University of Louisville’s football program, the Teddy Bridgewaters and the DeVante Parkers of the world. But what about the big guys up front? The 300 pounders in the trenches that are making space and blocking for these skill players to make all the highlight reels and the Sports Center’s Top 10 plays? Stitching together one of the most impressive consecutive starting streaks in school history at 52 games over his four- year career at the University of Louisville, John Miller has a lot to be proud of.

He was drafted in the third round as the 81st overall pick to the Buffalo Bills in the 2015 NFL Draft and is the starting right guard for the offensive line. Despite working a 60-hour week, John still had time to answer the tough questions.

What is it like to be a millionaire at only 22 years old?

It’s weird. I still wake up in the morning and have to pinch myself because I really don’t have to worry about money anymore. The best part about having this privilege is being able to take care of my parents and making sure they have what they need.

What was your first big purchase as a millionaire?

I haven’t really bought a lot. I got a nice little spot outside the city that is comfortable and also easy on the wallet. I bought my first car which was a 2016 Audi SQ5. That’s my baby.

What is the difference between preparing for the NFL season compared to the college season?

Well the NFL is business, you aren’t guaranteed a spot on any roster or at any position so you have to make the most of every opportunity that you get. College is different in the sense that you can always prove yourself the next week or the next year. It is just different, man.

Do you like Buffalo?

I love Buffalo. It is a really unique city with Niagara Falls and Canada being so close. I love all the restaurants and being able to eat something different everyday.

Do you miss Louisville?

I love Buffalo but Louisville will always be my second home. Being a Miami kid and coming to Louisville at 17 . . . they really took me in and made me feel like I was at home even when I wasn’t. I will always have a special place in my heart for Card Nation.

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