Former KU, Blue Springs running back Darrian Miller to play for Northern Iowa

08/07/2014 9:30 PM

08/07/2014 10:32 PM

Darrian Miller, the former Kansas running back and Blue Springs High standout, has landed at Northern Iowa. He will be able to play right away for the Panthers, who compete in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Miller, who left Kansas last summer for personal reasons, arrived at KU in 2011 after a sterling prep career at Blue Springs. He played one season before being dismissed by new coach Charlie Weis in a program-wide cleansing that included 29 players. Miller spent the 2012 season at Butler Community College before returning to Kansas for a second opportunity under Weis. That stint, which included a late-season absence for more undisclosed “personal reasons” — lasted just one year.

Now Miller will attempt to revive his career in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he will compete for carries in the Northern Iowa backfield.

“We’re learning about Darrian as we go through (fall camp),” Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley said, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. “As that day-to-day process goes, we’ll find out what his strengths and weaknesses are and what he can bring to our football team.”

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