Bronzell Miller

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Bronzell Miller
No. 65
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-10-12)October 12, 1971
Place of birth: Federal Way, Washington
Date of death: December 21, 2013(2013-12-21) (aged 42)
Place of death: West Jordan, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Federal Way High School
College: Eastern Arizona JC / Utah
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239
(By the St. Louis Rams)
Debuted in 1995 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Last played in 2001 for the Los Angeles Avengers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1995
Games played 3
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics
Tackles 1
Sacks 1.0
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Bronzell LaJames Miller (October 12, 1971 - December 21, 2013) was a professional American football player and entertainer. As a football player he played for the University of Utah in college and then a series of professional teams beginning with the NFL'S Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995 and ending with the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League in 2001. As an actor he appeared in feature films including Bringing Down the House, Mr. 3000, Slow, The Luck of the Irish, as well as television shows and commercials. He also worked as a print model for the YMCA of Greater New York and performed voice work for Milwaukee Radio Group.

College career[edit]

A two-sport athlete, Miller played both college basketball and football from 1990–1992 at Eastern Arizona Junior College and Highline Community College. He then was given a full scholarship at the University of Utah, where he played college football for the Utes in 1993–1994. Miller received several honors and played in the East-West Shrine Game and the Freedom Bowl. Miller participated in the Utes' November 19, 1994 win over Brigham Young University.

Personal[edit]

In 1991 Bronzell met and married his first wife Marnie Oliver. They had 3 children Bronzell junior, Breezell and Elijah. He also had a step son Stetson. In 1999 the couple divorced and Bronzell moved to Minnesota where he met and married his second wife Jane Krohn in 2000. They were married for 10 years and had 5 children. Breonne, Isaiah, Aaliyah, Arielle and Isaac. Bronzell also has an older daughter Alesha from a college relationship. In July 2010, Bronzell was diagnosed with 3rd stage multiple myeloma and underwent chemo, radiation and several other treatments in an attempt to prolong his life. In 2010, Miller was charged with Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct and found guilty in Waukesha County Wisconsin court. In 2012, Miller was charged with 15 counts of violating a domestic abuse restraining order. He was found guilty in Waukesha County Wisconsin court and given court-monitored probation. Miller was charged with family court violations in three states (Wisconsin, Utah, and Washington) for non-payment of child support. In December 2013 he returned to Utah with his first wife and children to receive hospice care for end stage cancer. Miller died at his ex-wife's house on December 21, 2013 at the age of 42.

NFL career[edit]

Miller was drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams as a linebacker. During the season, he left the Rams to join the Jacksonville Jaguars. Following his NFL years, Miller joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, where he led his team to the Grey Cup Championship in 1998 playing defensive end. Miller retired from professional football in 2001, after a series of back and ankle injuries.

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