He said he didn't feel comfortable, after sitting out a year as a transfer, until the second half of the season but still led the conference with 64 receptions, ranked second with a kickoff-return average of 24.8 yards and third with a punt-return average of 11.1 yards. In a memorable 27-25 victory over California, he amassed a conference-record 379 all-purpose yards.
But because he considers himself a running back, first and foremost, Milburn described his season as average.
"I need to rush the ball better," he said.
His mother said that Glyn, the youngest of three brothers, has always been "driven," almost from the day he was born.
Two months premature, he weighed three pounds at birth. His mother, an elementary school teacher, was told to prepare for his imminent death. But he survived, spending his first month in an incubator.
His mother liked the name Glen, but opted for the unique spelling of Glyn "because I wanted him to be different."
Milburn started school a year earlier than scheduled because his mother, unable to find a baby sitter, dropped him off at her friend's kindergarten class. The next year, when it was time to enter kindergarten, he was put into first grade instead. Always younger than his classmates, he still excelled.
Green said that Milburn will carry the ball more this season than he did last year, when he averaged 4.8 yards in 152 carries. If possible, Milburn may be more of a featured performer in the Cardinal's offense, even if the resulting spotlight makes him a bit uncomfortable.
He is a reluctant star.
"I'm trying to fit in, not be someone special," he said.
That's one of his few failures.