Miles named to AFCA All-America Team
For the second-straight year, California University senior defensive back Rontez Miles was named to the American Football Coaches Association Division II All-America Team.
Miles is only the second player in school history to repeat as an AFCA All-American. Former offensive lineman Tim McCutcheon accomplished the feat in 2006-07. The Vulcans have had an AFCA All-American six times in the last eight years.
A four-year starter, Miles tied for the team lead and set a career high with 75 tackles, 43 solo, this season. He also led the team and ranked among the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference leaders with four interceptions.
Miles is one of only three players in NCAA Division II to earn AFCA All-America honors in both 2011 and 2012. This winter, he has already repeated as both the Daktronics Super Region One and PSAC West Defensive Player of the Year.
A 6-1, 210-pound safety, Miles finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 257 tackles (156 solo). He also became the first player since former defensive back Terrence Johnson (2006-09) to register 10 interceptions, and had a combined nine in the last two seasons.