Billy Miller (American football)
Miller on USS Pasadena in 2008
April 24, 1977 |
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Westlake (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Billy RoShawn Miller (born April 24, 1977) is a retired American football tight end. He won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California and wore no. 3, which was retired with Carson Palmer.
Billy attended Westlake High School in Westlake Village, California from 1991-95. He was the consensus prep All-America selection at Westlake High School. Miller hauled in 69 passes for 1,087 yards and 14 TDs as a senior, also two-year starter on Westlake’s basketball team, earning all-Marmonte league and all-Ventura County honors.
He was the national Top 100 pick by the Dallas Morning News, posting 187 career receptions for 3,017 yards and 34 scores.
After playing for the Denver Broncos with no starts and no playing time in 2001, Billy Miller was moved to the Houston Texans in 2002. Miller became a relatively integral part of the Texans' offense, starting in 21 games in 3 years, and playing in every game. In his first year, he obtained over 600 receiving yards, while scoring 3 touchdowns. He scored the first touchdown and the first points in history for the Houston Texans.
Miller has the distinction of scoring the first touchdown at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, catching the 10 yard pass from Drew Bree's with the New Orleans Saints and winning a Super Bowl with the Saints.
Miller was waived by the Saints on September 10, 2008, but re-signed on September 16. He had 45 receptions for 579 yards for 2008-2009. But before the 2009 season started, Miller blew out his Achilles tendon in an exhibition game against the Miami Dolphins, ending his football playing career. The Saints won the Super Bowl the following February.
Billy Miller is currently an Offensive Assistant for Westlake High.
During the off season, Miller resides in Westlake Village with his son Jaden, and his daughter Celeste(CC). His ex wife Rachael Miller is a model, interior designer, owns a small breed dog boarding company and owns www.gosportsjewelry.com