Jim Miller (punter)
|Date of birth:||July 5, 1957|
|Place of birth:||Ripley, Mississippi|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65|
|San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
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James Gordon Miller (born July 5, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1980s. Miller played college football for the University of Mississippi, and received All-American honors. He played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants of the NFL.
Miller was born in Ripley, Mississippi.
Miller attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where he played for the Ole Miss Rebels football team from 1976 to 1977. He was a barefoot punter. He led the NCAA in punting average in 1977. He was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Miller set a school record when he kicked a punt for 82 yards against South Carolina in 1977.
As a member of the San Francisco 49ers, he played in and won Super Bowl XVI.
He was a member of the New York Giants, but left the team before they won Super Bowl XXI.
It is confirmed that Miller is coaching football and teaching physical education at the middle-school in his hometown of Ripley, Mississippi.
- October 16, 1978 Sports Illustrated: Ah! Those Punts Hit The Spot - Sports Illustrated feature on Jim Miller