The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season.

Ben Miles

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An Andy Janovich-style breakout would be a lot to ask from the son of former LSU coach Les Miles as he enters his freshman season as a rare scholarship fullback. But it isn’t out of the question, either. He grew up around the game, and will be joining an offensive system that likes feeding his position in creative ways.

A consensus top-three fullback by every major recruiting service, his film backs up the assessment by showcasing a skillset much more versatile than just bruising runs. The product of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is comfortable running routes, catching screen passes and landing big blocks, which gives him many paths to contributing this fall, even if only on special teams.

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