Dax Milne
Milne in 2021
No. 15 – Washington Football Team
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-23) June 23, 1999 (age 22)
South Jordan, Utah
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Bingham (South Jordan)
College:BYU (2018–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 7 / Pick: 258
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2021
Receptions:4
Receiving yards:44
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Dax Milne (born June 23, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU and was drafted by Washington in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school career

Milne grew up in South Jordan, Utah and attended Bingham High School, where he played basketball and football. He was a member of three state championship teams in football and two in basketball. As a senior Milne was named second team 6A All-State by the Salt Lake Tribune after catching 23 passes for 408 yards and eight touchdowns.[1] Milne opted to play college football at BYU as a preferred walk-on over scholarship offers from Southern Utah and Weber State.[2]

College career

Milne played in 10 games with three starts in his freshman season and finished the year with 69 yards and one touchdown on 10 receptions.[2] Milne was awarded a scholarship three weeks into his freshman year.[3] He caught 21 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore.[4] Milne finished his junior season with 70 catches for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns and was a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy.[5][6][7] Following the end of the season, Milne declared that he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.[8]

Professional career

Milne was selected by the Washington Football Team in the seventh round (258th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[9] He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2021.[10]

Personal life

Milne's father Darren played college baseball at BYU and played for several Minor League Baseball teams in the 1990s.[11]

References

  1. ^ Christensen, Tyler (February 6, 2018). "Getting to know new BYU commit, WR/DB Dax Milne (Class of 2018)". BYUInsider.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "How BYU's Dax Milne bet on himself — and won". Deseret News. October 2, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  3. ^ Walker, Sean (January 4, 2021). "BYU receiver Dax Milne misses out on Burlsworth Trophy, but former walk-on's career deserves praise". KSL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Walker, Sean (September 27, 2020). "'These guys have each other's back': BYU's Dax Milne makes up for early muffed punt with career night in routing Troy". KSL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  5. ^ Cox, Zach (March 4, 2021). "Patriots Draft Rumors: Pats Meeting With Zach Wilson's Top Receiver". NESN.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  6. ^ Greene, Dana (February 24, 2021). "Dax Milne ready to make the jump to the NFL". ABC4.com. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "BYU football: From walk-on to superstar, Dax Milne left his mark at BYU". Deseret News. January 3, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Norma (December 31, 2020). "Wide receiver Dax Milne becomes the second BYU Cougar to declare for the NFL Draft". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Stackpole, Kyle; Selby, Zach (May 2, 2021). "Full List Of Washington's 2021 NFL Draft Picks". WashingtonFootball.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  10. ^ Stackpole, Kyle (May 13, 2021). "Washington Signs 2021 Draft Class". WashingtonFootball.com. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "BYU wide receiver Dax Milne appreciates walk-on recognition as Burlsworth Trophy finalist". Daily Herald. January 4, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2021.