Lamar Miller

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Lamar Miller
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Miller with the Miami Dolphins
No. 26 Miami Dolphins
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Killian
College: Miami (FL)
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
  • Longest Run in Miami Dolphins History (97 yards Week 17 2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Rushing yards: 2,930
Rushing average: 4.6
Rushing TDs: 19
Receptions: 117
Receiving yards: 887
Receiving TDs: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

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]

Miller decided to play for University of Miami rather than University of Florida (near his mother's hometown) to stay close to home, and to follow the footsteps of other former Hurricanes running backs.[3] 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 4.40 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.[4]

Miami Dolphins[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. During the 2014-2015 NFL Season he was the starting running back for the Miami Dolphins, eclipsing 1,000 yards in the final game of the season.[5]

In 2014, Miller rushed for 1,099 yards and 8 touchdowns averaging 5.1 yards per rush. In the last game of the season he scored a 97-yard touchdown against the New York Jets and set the franchise record for longest run. [6]

Career Stats[edit]

Rushing Stats

Year Team Games Attempts Yards Average Long TD FD FUM LST
2012 MIA 13 51 250 4.9 28 1 12 0 0
2013 MIA 16 177 709 4.0 49 2 26 1 1
2014 MIA 16 216 1,099 5.1 97 8 57 2 2
2015 MIA 16 194 872 4.5 85 8 40 1 1
Total Total 61 638 2,930 4.6 97 19 135 4 4

[7]

Receiving Stats

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Receiving Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception TD FD FUM LST
2012 MIA 13 6 8 45 7.5 12 0 4 0 0
2013 MIA 16 26 35 170 6.5 22 0 6 0 0
2014 MIA 16 38 52 275 7.2 20 1 10 1 1
2015 MIA 16 47 57 397 8.4 54 2 14 0 0
Total Total 61 117 152 887 7.6 22 3 34 1 1

[7]

  • TD - Touchdowns
  • FD - First Downs
  • FUM - Fumbles
  • LST - Fumbles Lost

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