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

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.


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 the San Francisco Police Department and charged with assault for allegedly attacking two men, a 70-year-old father and his middle aged son, vacationing at the Fisherman's Wharf location of the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco.[3] Miller was immediately released from his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the same day.[4] Miller was charged with seven felonies, including assault, assault with a deadly weapon, as well as elder abuse as one of the men he attacked was a senior citizen.[5]


  1. ^ "Bruce Miller Signs Contract Extension with 49ers". 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". 
  4. ^ Wagoner, Nick (September 5, 2016). "49ers release tight end Bruce Miller after arrest on assault charge". 
  5. ^ news services (September 8, 2016). "Ex-Niners TE Bruce Miller to be arraigned Friday in alleged assault". 

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