Hanik Milligan

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Hanik Milligan
No. 31, 37
Position:Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Born: (1979-11-03) November 3, 1979 (age 39)
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Coconut Creek (FL)
College:Houston
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 188
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:57
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:2
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Hanik Alphonse Milligan (born November 3, 1979) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons. He played college football at Houston. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2005, Milligan earned a Pro Bowl selection for his work on special teams with the Chargers.

Early years[edit]

Milligan attended Coconut Creek High School in Coconut Creek, Florida and was a letterman in football. He was named the football team's Defensive MVP and selected for All-County. Milligan graduated from Coconut Creek High School in 1997.

College career[edit]

Milligan's college career started at Garden City Community College in 1998 where he redshirted in his freshman year. Milligan left Garden City for Iowa Central Community College in 1999 and where he posted 128 tackles, 21.5 sacks (a school record), and six blocked kicks during his tenure. Finally, Milligan went to the University of Houston where he was a two-time All-Conference USA selection and left the school as the third all-time leading tackler with 408 career stops.

Professional career[edit]

Milligan was drafted in the sixth-round (pick 188 overall) by the San Diego Chargers in 2003. Milligan missed his rookie season due to a pectoral injury he suffered in pre-season. Milligan bounced back the next year and recorded 19 tackles (16 solo) on special teams. He was named to the 2006 Pro Bowl, for his play the next season but despite this, San Diego released him at the season's end. The Arizona Cardinals picked him up the next day, but released him on August 27, 2007, at the end of the 2007 preseason.

Milligan was considered one of the best special teams players in the league. His dominant play on special teams has earned him the nickname "Burdman".[1]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2004 SD 14 19 16 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 SD 16 20 13 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 ARI 16 15 13 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 STL 7 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 53 57 45 12 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of former Arena Football League player Hamin Milligan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanik Milligan stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 October 2014.

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