The K-State community continues to grieve in the wake of former quarterback Matt Miller passing away on Sunday after a very sudden and brief, 18-month battle with Stage IV prostate cancer. Miller passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas age 49 years old.
Former K-State head coach Bill Snyder, who coached Miller during his mid-1990’s stint, reacted to the news on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Snyder is also referring to the loss of Matt’s father, Les, a longtime NFL scout, who recently died due to the prolonged effects of a November heart attack.
Miller transferred to K-State from Texas A&M in 1993. He will be remembered for his leadership during the 1995 season when he led K-State to a 10-2 record. Maybe the most memorable moment that season that included a game-winning touchdown pass to Kevin Lockett against Cincinnati. It was the first 10-win season in school history and laid the foundation for what came for the Wildcats later that decade.
His career ended on an unfortunate note, as he was taken off the field in a stretcher against Colorado State in the 1995 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Miller later coached in the Sunflower State for Garden City Community College from 2013 to 2014. He will be remembered for his toughness on the field and his devotion to family.