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WWE Signs Former Michigan Tight End

Just like professional sports, the WWE is always looking for new talent.

February 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
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Just like teams in professional sports, the WWE is always looking for new talent to add to its roster.

On Tuesday it was announced that 12 men and women have signed with the WWE Performance center. One name Michigan fans might be familiar with is former tight end Ricardo Miller.

According to WWE.com:

Miller, 26, was a speedy tight end/wide receiver who played at the University of Michigan (where he was a member of the 2011 Sugar Bowl Championship team) and, later, the University of Massachusetts. After college, he joined the Saarland Hurricanes in the German Football League.

Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 220 pounds, Miller...impressed WWE scouts at last June’s tryout in Orlando.

Miller's bio from the University of Michigan says he made his debut in 2010 -- against UMass, ironically -- earned his first varsity letter in 2011 and played in five games in 2012.

He was a three-star recruit in the class of 2010, according to Rivals.com, who chose Michigan over the likes of Stanford, Florida and Tennessee.

Nine years later, with his football career behind him, Miller is ready to enter the ring.