Bruce Miller (American football)

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Bruce Miller
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Miller in 2014
No. -- Free agent
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-06) August 6, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Canton, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Woodstock (GA)
College: Central Florida
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 211
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 75
Receiving yards: 734
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Rushing yards: 62
Rushing touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Bruce William Miller III (born August 6, 1987) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. Miller played college football for the UCF Knights, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

College[edit]

He played college football at UCF, redshirting his first year and winning All-Conference honors for four years. In college, he played defensive end. He was named CUSA Defensive Player of the Year in his junior and senior seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Miller scored his first NFL touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Alex Smith on November 6, 2011 in a game against the Washington Redskins.

On March 20, 2014, Miller signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers.[1]

In the 2016 offseason, Miller attempted to switch positions from fullback to tight end to better fit recently hired head coach Chip Kelly's offensive scheme.[2]

Legal issues[edit]

On September 5, 2016, Miller was arrested by San Francisco police and charged with assault for allegedly attacking two men at a Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, one being a 70-year old man.[3] As a result, he was released from his contract with the San Francisco 49ers later the same day.[4] In turn, Miller was charged with seven felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, an assistive cane.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruce Miller Signs Contract Extension with 49ers". 49ers.com. March 20, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Barrows, Matt. "49ers' Bruce Miller impressing coaches at tight end ... and wide receiver". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Toy, Michelle (September 5, 2016). "Sources: 49er Bruce Miller arrested for assault". KTVU.com. 
  4. ^ Wagoner, Nick (September 5, 2016). "49ers release tight end Bruce Miller after arrest on assault charge". ESPN.com. 
  5. ^ Espn.com news services (September 8, 2016). "Ex-Niners TE Bruce Miller to be arraigned Friday in alleged assault". ESPN.com. 

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