Jim Miller (punter)

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Jim Miller
Date of birth: (1957-07-05) July 5, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Ripley, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s): Punter
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
As player:
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

Miller was born in Ripley, Mississippi.

College career[edit]

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.[1] Miller set a school record when he kicked a punt for 82 yards against South Carolina in 1977.

Professional career[edit]

Miller was drafted in the third round of the 1980 NFL Draft.

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.

Personal life[edit]

It is confirmed that Miller is coaching football and teaching physical education at the middle-school in his hometown of Ripley, Mississippi.[2]

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