Football: Milligan has stellar senior season, bolsters Cavalier’s defense

If you found yourself in the stands for even just one College Park football game over the past two seasons, chance are you hear “Number 43, Sean Milligan, on the stop” a bunch of times.

College Park linebacker Sean Milligan tries to block a extra point by Summer Creek kicker Jake Dominque during a District 16-6A football game October 22, 2015, in Humble.
College Park linebacker Sean Milligan tries to block a extra point by Summer Creek kicker Jake Dominque during a District 16-6A football game October 22, 2015, in Humble.

And if, by chance, you were in the stands for each and every one of the Cavalier’s 11 games this season, then you heard his name 145 times.

If that number seems incredibly high, that’s because it is. So high in fact that College Park coach Richard Carson is convinced it has to be a school record.

“I didn’t realize how many tackles he had until maybe halfway through the year,” Carson said. “I looked at the totals and was blown away. He clearly set a school record. He had a huge impact on the field for us.”

When Milligan was in seventh grade, he started playing outside linebacker. When he became a junior at College Park, he was told he was too slow to play outside and they moved him to middle linebacker. But even that didn’t seem like the right fit. click here for complete story