September, 19, 2011
By Lem Satterfield | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez/ESPNHSCyler Miles is a versatile playmaker that ranks as the No. 35 athlete in the ESPNU 150.The huddle is a sacred place in football; one where the team and game are the only things that count. We’re going inside the huddle by talking to football players on POWERADE FAB 50 teams to find out their most valuable lessons learned -- on or off the field -- that contribute to their success.
Cyler Miles of Mullen (Denver, Colo.) turned his freshman year selfishness evolved into selflessness -- doing the little, sometimes unseen things toward accomplishing the team goals. Miles holds a 3.1 GPA and plans to major in psychology. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has committed to the University of Washington.
As a junior, Miles threw for 20 touchdowns and more than 2,100 yards, ran for seven more scores and and more than 600 yards, and lead the Mustangs to a 37-6 victory over Regis Jesuit for their program's third straight Class 5A state title.
Miles had thrown for four scoring passes in the Mustangs' first two games this year, but isn't worried as much about the stats as much as the intangibles that do not appear in the box scores.