Tackles and touchdowns were a part of one young woman’s vocabulary since before she can remember. LSU student Rachel Miller says since she was a little girl she’s always loved football.
“People assume I don’t really know that much about football, but I probably know more than a lot of other people do,” Miller said.
For this 20-year-old, loving purple and living gold isn’t just a saying, it’s a way of life.
“Football is just a part of who my family is,” she said.
Walking around campus with her ‘beat Florida’ t-shirt, Miller says there’s no other team she would rather cheer for than the Tigers when they go head-to-head against the Gators this Saturday.
“It’s going to be an awesome atmosphere,” she said. “it’s sold out and I’m just looking forward to seeing two teams that are really good play against each other.”
Growing up, Miller says she took her love for football a step further. When she was younger, she joined her school’s football team as a defensive tackle.
“The guys were really excepting of me it was really great,” she said.
Having to retire her jersey due to injuries, she says though she’s bummed she can’t play anymore she doesn’t mind being on the sidelines.
“I’ve always watched LSU football,” she said. “This is a really big matchup for me.”
Miller says she predicts the game will be a close one but is confident the Tigers will win.