Pirates Re-sign All-IFL DB Harlan Miller – Presented by Phoenix Communications Inc.

By: Mick Moninghoff
Pirates Writer
December 16, 2021

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Pirates, Champions of the Indoor Football League, have re-signed defensive back Harlan Miller for the 2022 season.

Miller was an All-IFL First Team defensive selection last season. In 16 total games Miller, 6’2” 200 lbs., from Kentwood, LA, had 72 tackles (47 solo), 3.5 tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries. Miller finished fifth in the league with 16 passes defended, eighth with nine passes broken up and was third with six interceptions.

Four times during the regular season Miller recorded six tackles or more in a game. His best efforts were a nine tackle performance in a 68-44 win over the Arizona Rattlers at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center and an eight tackle effort in a 55-19 home victory over the Iowa Barnstormers. He also had two interceptions in a 63-57 double overtime win in Spokane and picked up two turnovers in a 51-16 road win against Northern Arizona with an interception and a fumble recovery.

In the Pirates Championship playoff run, Miller starred in the Pirates semi-final win over the Frisco Fighters when he registered six tackles, including one for a loss, and added a seven-yard “pick six” in Massachusetts’ 43-22 victory, leading the team to the United Bowl.

Miller was a sixth round selection (205 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2016 NFL Draft and over the course of two seasons appeared in seven games, made two starts, and recorded 13 tackles with one interception and a fumble recovery. In 2018 Miller saw the field twice more with the Washington Football Team. In 2020 Miller played in five games with the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL.

Miller was a two-time FCS All-American at Southeastern Louisiana where he notched 11 interceptions and played in the 2016 Senior Bowl.

The 2021 United Bowl Champions; Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA, 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508)452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. For 2022 season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277) or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com/tickets. Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Facebook.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates.

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