Lamar Miller

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Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller (cropped).jpg
No. 26     Miami Dolphins
Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Killian
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Rushing yards 1,788
Rushing Average 4.4
Rushing TDs 9
Stats at

Lamar Miller (born April 25, 1991) is an American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Miller played college football at the University of Miami and was considered one of the top running backs in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Miller attended Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, FL. As a senior he was a Parade All-American after rushing for 1,749 yards on 217 carries with 22 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

After he was redshirted in 2009, Miller saw his first game action in 2010. He played in 11 games with one start and rushed for 646 yards on 108 carries with six touchdowns. Miller took over as the Hurricanes starting running back in 2011. During the 2011 season, Miller became the first Miami running back since Willis McGahee in 2002 to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

Track and field[edit]

Miller was also an All-ACC performer at the University of Miami, where he ran the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.78 Blacksburg, Virginia February 26, 2011
100 meters 10.56 Miami, Florida April 17, 2008
200 meters 21.50 Miami, Florida April 17, 2008

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 212 lb 4.34 s 1.53 s 2.50 s 4.08 s 6.94 s 35.5 in 10 ft 0 in
All values from Central Florida Pro Day.[3]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Miller was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 97th overall on April 28, 2012. He was the second Miami Hurricane selected by the Dolphins in that year (the other was defensive end Olivier Vernon.) They were the first Hurricanes drafted by Miami since Vernon Carey in 2004. The last pair of UM prospects to be selected by the Dolphins in the same Draft had been in 1991 when Randal Hill and Roland Smith trailed the same path. On June 1, 2012, Miller signed a 4-year, $2.58 million contract, including a $480,000 signing bonus.

Miller scored his first career touchdown, a 15-yard run, in a Week 2 match-up against the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 16, 2012.


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Preceded by
Damien Berry
Miami Hurricanes' Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Mike James