Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 8/30/12
Arizona State senior wide receiver Jamal Miles will not play in the team's season opener Thursday night after being ruled ineligible following a team rules violation. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to FOXSportsArizona.com on Thursday that Miles will not play against Northern Arizona. The absence will mark Miles' second straight missed game, as he did not travel with ASU to last season's Las Vegas Bowl. Miles, ASU's only returning receiver with significant experience, finished his junior season with 60 receptions for 361 yards and six touchdowns. He was also a second team All-Pac-12 selection as a return specialist after totaling 788 yards and two touchdowns on returns. With Miles out, the Sun Devils could start true freshman Richard Smith, who was listed behind Miles on the team's first depth chart. Smith actually was listed as even with junior Kyle Middlebrooks, but coach Todd Graham said Monday that Middlebrooks was not expected to play while still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
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