Lamar Miller

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Lamar Miller
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Miller with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
No. 26 Houston Texans
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 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)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Rushing yards: 4,003
Rushing average: 4.4
Rushing touchdowns: 24
Receptions: 148
Receiving yards: 1,075
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Lamar Miller (born April 25, 1991) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Miller played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Miller attended Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida. 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.[1] 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 the season 2002 to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

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

Professional career[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.[2]

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.[3] On June 1, 2012, Miller signed a 4-year, $2.58 million contract, including a $480,000 signing bonus.[4]

2012 season[edit]

On September 16, Miller made his NFL debut running for 65 yards on a season-high 10 carries and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.[5] Miller ran in a 15-yard touchdown, his first career-touchdown.[6][7] On December 23, Miller ran for a season-high 73 yards on 10 carries against the Buffalo Bills.[8]

Lamar Miller in 2012

At the end of the 2012 season, Miller ran rushed for 250 yards and a touchdown averaging 4.9 yards per rush.[9] Miller also caught 6 passes for 45 yards.[9]

2013 season[edit]

On September 15, Miller ran for 69 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.[10] He ran in a 10-yard touchdown, his second career touchdown.[7][10] On September 22, Miller ran for 62 yards on eight carries against the Atlanta Falcons.[11] He recorded a 49-yard run.[12] On September 30, Miller ran for 62 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.[13] He ran in a 5-yard touchdown, his third career touchdown.[7][14] On October 27, Miller ran for 89 yards on 18 carries against the New England Patriots.[15] On October 31, Miller ran for a season-high 105 yards on 16 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals.[16] His performance against the Bengals was his first 100-yard game of his career.[16][17] On December 1, Miller ran for 72 yards on a season-high 22 carries against the New York Jets.[18] On December 29, Miller ran for 73 yards on 17 carries against the New York Jets.[19]

At the end of the 2013 season, Miller ran rushed for 709 yards and two touchdowns averaging 4.0 yards per rush.[9] He also caught 26 passes for 170 yards.[9]

2014 season[edit]

On September 7, Miller ran for 59 yards on 11 carries and caught four passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against the New England Patriots.[20] He recorded a 4-yard receiving touchdown, the first touchdown of the season, and his first career reception for a touchdown.[7][21] On September 21, Miller ran for 108 yards on 15 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs.[22] He ran his first 100-yard game of the season (second career).[17] On September 28, Miller ran for 64 yards on 12 carries and a season-high two touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders.[23] He ran in a 9-yard touchdown and a 1-yard touchdown, his second & third touchdown of the season (fifth & sixth career).[7][23][24] His three touchdowns broke a career-high, he scored two touchdowns in 2013.[7] On October 12, Miller ran for 53 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.[25] He ran in a 5-yard touchdown, his fourth touchdown of the season (seventh career).[7][25] On October 19, Miller ran for 61 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears.[26] He ran in a 2-yard touchdown, his fifth touchdown of the season (eighth career).[7][26] On October 26, Miller ran for 78 yards on 14 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[27] On November 2, 2014, Miller ran for 49 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.[28] He ran in a 2-yard touchdown, his sixth touchdown of the season (ninth career).[7][29] On November 13, Miller ran for 86 yards on 15 carries against the Buffalo Bills.[30] On December 1, Miller ran for 56 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown against the New York Jets.[31][32] He ran in a 4-yard touchdown, his seventh touchdown of the season (10th career).[7][32] On December 21, Miller ran for 92 yards on a season-high 19 carries and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.[33] He also caught a season-high five passes for a season-high 58 yards.[34] He ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his eighth touchdown of the season (11th career).[7][35] On December 28, Miller ran for a season-high 178 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown against the New York Jets.[36] He ran in a 97-yard touchdown, the longest run in franchise history.[7][36][37] It was his ninth touchdown of the season (12th career).[7] He ran his second 100-yard game of the season (third career).[17] He became the first Dolphins running back to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since Reggie Bush in 2011.[36]

At the end of the 2014 season, Miller rushed for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns averaging 5.1 yards per rush.[9] He also caught 38 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown.[9] He was ranked 10th in rushing yards, only one of 13 players to break 1,000 yards rushing, just above Alfred Morris, Matt Forte, and Jamaal Charles.[38] He was ranked eighth in rushing touchdowns, was one of 14 players to score eight touchdowns or more on the season.[39]

2015 season[edit]

On October 18, Miller ran for 113 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.[40] He ran for his first 100-yard game of the season (fourth career).[17] He ran in a 7-yard touchdown, which was his first of the season (13th career).[7][41] On October 25, Miller ran for a season-high 175 yards on 14 carries and a season-high 2 touchdowns against the Houston Texans.[42] He ran for his second 100-yard game of the season (fifth career).[17] Miller recorded a 54-yard touchdown reception, his first receiving touchdown of the season (second career, longest touchdown reception of his career).[7][43] He ran in a 85-yard rushing touchdown, his second rushing touchdown of the season (13th career, the second-longest career run and in franchise history).[7][42][44] He rushed for more than 100 yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career.[42] On October 29, Miller ran for 15 yards on nine carries and a touchdown against the New England Patriots.[45] He ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his fourth touchdown of the season (16th career).[7][46] On November 8, Miller ran for 44 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills.[47] He ran in two 1-yard touchdowns, his fifth & sixth touchdown of the season (17th & 18th career).[7][48][49] On November 15, Miller ran for 43 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.[50] He recorded a 13-yard receiving touchdown, his seventh touchdown of the season (19th career).[7][51] Miller recorded a 35-yard reception.[52] On December 6, Miller ran for 113 yards on a season-high 20 carries against the Baltimore Ravens.[53] He ran for his third 100-yard game of the season (sixth career).[17] On December 14, Miller ran for 89 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns against the New York Giants.[54] He ran in a 14-yard touchdown and a 38-yard touchdown, his eighth & ninth touchdown of the season (20th & 21th career).[7][55][56] On December 27, Miller ran for 31 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.[57] He ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his 10th touchdown of the season (22th career).[7][58] His ten touchdowns break a career high, he recorded nine touchdowns in 2014.[7]

At the end of the 2015 season, Miller rushed for 872 yards and eight touchdowns averaging 4.5 yards per rush.[9] He also caught 47 passes for a career-high 397 yards and two touchdowns.[9] He was ranked 13th in rushing yards, only one of 17 players to break 800 rushing yards, just above Ronnie Hillman, Rashad Jennings, Thomas Rawls, and Chris Johnson.[59] He was ranked seventh in rushing touchdowns, only one of eight players to score eight touchdowns or more on the season, tied with David Johnson.[60]

Houston Texans[edit]

On March 9, Miller signed a four-year deal with the Houston Texans worth $26 million with $14 million guaranteed.[61][62] This contract was the sixth highest among running backs.[62]

On September 11, Miller ran for 106 yards on a season-high 28 carries in the season opener against the Chicago Bears.[63] His 28 carries is a career-high, breaking his previous record of 22 in 2013.[63] His 15 carries in the first half also marked the most he’s ever had in a half of a game in his career (14, 1st half, 2015).[63] He ran his first 100-yard game of the season (seventh career).[17] On September 18, Miller ran for 83 yards on 25 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs.[64] On September 22, Miller ran for 80 yards on 21 carries against the New England Patriots.[65] On October 2, Miller ran for 82 yards on 19 carries against the Tennessee Titans.[66] On October 16, Miller ran for a season-high 149 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts.[67] He ran his second 100-yard game of the season (eighth career).[17] He recorded a receiving touchdown, a 10-yard reception (Miller's 4th career touchdown reception).[7][68] He also ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his first touchdown of the season (20th career rushing touchdown).[7][69] On October 30, Miller ran for 56 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.[70] He ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his third touchdown of the season (25th career touchdown).[7][71] On November 13, Miller ran for 83 yards on 15 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[72] On November 21, Miller ran for 104 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.[73] He ran his third 100-yard game of the season (ninth career).[17] He ran in a 1-yard touchdown, his fourth touchdown of the season (26th career touchdown).[7][74] Miller recorded a 33-yard run.[75] On December 11, Miller ran for 107 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.[76] He ran his fourth 100-yard game of the season (10th career).[17] He ran in a 2-yard touchdown, his fifth touchdown of the season (27th career touchdown).[7][77] Miller eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season, the second time in his NFL career he accomplished the feat (first time was 2014).[76][78] His 4.0 yards per carry tied a career low and his 4.3 yards per touch ranked No. 57 among NFL running backs in 2016.[79]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2012 MIA 13 1 51 250 4.9 28 1 6 45 7.5 12 0 0 0
2013 MIA 16 15 177 709 4.0 49 2 26 170 6.5 22 0 1 1
2014 MIA 16 16 216 1,099 5.1 97 8 38 275 7.2 20 1 2 2
2015 MIA 16 16 194 872 4.5 85 8 47 397 8.4 54 2 1 1
2016 HOU 14 14 268 1,073 4.0 45 5 31 188 6.1 16 1 2 1
Total 75 62 906 4,003 4.4 97 24 148 1,075 7.3 54 4 7 6

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