VIDEO: Dee Milliner’s Pick-6 Left Its Mark on the 2011 Iron Bowl


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Dee Milliner's Pick-6 Left Its Mark on the 2011 Iron Bowl

Last year as a freshman, Dee Milliner got exposed as a true freshman at various times, however he is coming along very nicely this year. Even this year, there was one obvious play where he also got burned badly. It was against Ole Miss on the first drive where he got burned on a go-route for a TD.

But in the Iron Bowl, Milliner proved himself big time for the Crimson Tide.

With Auburn threatening, with the score at 27-14, to truly make it a game early in the fourth quarter, Milliner intercepted a duck-like pass from Auburn's befuddled QB Clint Moseley. Even the often-unobservant Verne Lundquist noted that the pass was "quacking" as the errant throw flailed painfully into the soft hands of Milliner deep in Alabama territory.

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Once the ball was in Milliner sure hands, the magic began. Dodging several tacklers & running for the pylon, using blockers, he dove for a TD in a way that would make Vince Young proud by diving with the football stretched out just inside the pylon. After that, Alabama scored 2 extra points on a nice little trick play with Barrett Jones playing decoy (fitting for the duck theme eh?).

Once this play went down, the game was over. Auburn's hopes were completely dashed.

Dee Milliner said "We executed our game plan", and then went on to say, "We tried to make them one dimensional by taking away the run and making them throw the ball and we did that."

Milliner, being the true team player, gave his teammates credit for the blocking that allowed him to score the back-breaker TD off the interception.

This is the first time that Milliner scored a touchdown in college. It was the third pick-6 for the talented Alabama defense this year.

I have a feeling that it won't be the last one either. Hopefully he can get another one or two on LSU on Jan 9th.


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