For a guy who just welcomed the birth of his daughter on Sunday and returned to training camp on Tuesday, Prince Miller sure had a lot of energy.
Maybe that comes from being just a 22-year-old cornerback. Or maybe it's because Miller is an undrafted rookie who knows the odds are not in his favor of making the Ravens' 53-man roster when the regular season begins.
But Miller certainly made an impression in the team's 17-12 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night.
On defense, he broke up two passes and registered three tackles. On punts, he returned three for a combined 76 yards, including a 57-yarder in the third quarter.
"The guys did a great job of holding up their guys and blocking," Miller said after the preseason contest. "The first thing I want to do is make sure that I secure the ball because the conditions weren't too good. But after I caught it, I was just trying to find a seam and the guys did a really great job. When you've got blocking like that, it's easy to return the ball. So I give a lot of credit to those guys that were blocking."
Miller also returned a kick for 22 yards, but he said he didn't mind the heavy workload.
"That's why I'm here, to play," he said. "I don't care how many reps they give me. Every time I'm out there, I just play as hard as I can and hopefully contribute to the team winning."
Miller's chances of making the team are hazy. On the one hand, he's the inexperienced guy behind the likes of Fabian Washington, Lardarius Webb, Chris Carr, Travis Fisher, Cary Williams and K.J. Gerard.
On the other, Miller could get a lot of snaps as the team has been cautious with Washington (left knee surgery), Webb (right knee surgery), Carr (left hamstring) and Gerard (hamstring). That could translate into a lot of game film for the coaches to review and evaluate.
"That's the goal, just to go out and try to impress and play hard," Miller said. "We've got three more preseason games. So hopefully, I can keep building on this one."