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Lone Stars Lose Miller for Season

July 1, 2004 - Intense Football League (Intense) - Lubbock GunSlingers News Release

The Lubbock Lone Stars will be without the services of quarterback Tommy Miller for the remainder of the 2004 season. Miller’s MRI on Wednesday revealed a torn ligament in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Miller will need 8 weeks to heal which puts his recovery at the end of August.

Miller finishes the 2004 season with 109 completions on 179 passes for 1203 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions. Miller played in 7 of the Lone Stars first 8 games and had a 61% completion percentage.

The Lone Stars will start Robbie Jenkins for the first time this season. Jenkins, who is coming off a big game last week, has thrown 44 completions on 82 attempts for 552 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Jenkins has played in all but two games for the Lone Stars coming off the bench each time and completing 51% of his passes. He also adds a running threat out of the backfield. Jenkins has another 6 touchdowns this season rushing.

The Lone Stars will go with only one Quarterback on the 19-man active Roster when they travel to San Angelo this weekend. Robbie’s younger brother Mike Jenkins will get to travel with the team this week as the emergency quarterback.

The Lone Stars have also added a defensive back/wide receiver to this week’s roster. Gary Briggs, a 5’10” 185-pound two way player, joins the Lone Stars with two seasons of AF2 experience. He spent the early part of this season playing with Rio Grande in the AF2, but decided to make the move up to the IFL.

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