Rontez Miles

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Rontez Miles
No. 45 New York Jets
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-25) November 25, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Braddock, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: California (PA)
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 24
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 1
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Rontez Lamotte Miles[1] (born November 25, 1988)[2] is an American football strong safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at California (PA).

Early years[edit]

Miles attended at Woodland Hills High School in Pennsylvania.[3] He was teammates with future NFL'ers Rob Gronkowski and Monte Simmons. He was also a three-year letterman, two-time all-conference and Big 33 while at Woodland Hills.[3]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

On November 11, 2009, He was named the PSAC West Freshman of the Year.[4] On November 18, 2009, He was selected to the PSAC West Second-Team.[5]

Sophomore season[edit]

He was selected to the Football Gazette Third-Team All-Region team.[3] He was also selected to the All-PSAC West First-Team.[3]

Junior season[edit]

On August 22, 2011, He was selected to the preseason D2Football.com First-Team All-American team.[6] He was selected to the AFCA First-Team All-American and AP First-Team All-American team.[7] He was named to the 2011 All-PSAC West First-Team.[8] He selected to the All-American,[3] Don Hansen Second-Team All-American,[3] Daktronics First-Team All-Region[3] and Don Hansen First-Team All-Region team following the conclusion of his Junior season.[3] On November 16, 2011, He was selected as the PSAC West Defensive Player of the Year.[8] He was selected as the Daktronics Super Region 1 Defensive Player of the Year.[3]

Senior season[edit]

Prior to his Senior year, He was selected to the Preseason Lindy’s First-Team All-American[9] and Preseason Beyond Sport Network (BSN) First-Team All-American team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 203 lb 32 7/8 in 10 1/4 in 4.62 s 4.27 s 6.97 s 36.5 in 123 ft 0 in
All values from the NFL Combine[10]

New York Jets[edit]

On April 27, 2013, He signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[11] He was released on August 31, 2013.[12] He was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on November 1, 2013.[14] He was released 10 days later after suspended tight end Kellen Winslow II returned to the active roster.[15] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 13, 2013.[16] Miles was released on August 30, 2014[17] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[18]

He was promoted to the Jets' active roster before the Jets' Week 17 season finale, and according to former head coach Rex Ryan, Miles was going to play a role on special teams. However, Miles suffered a leg injury in practice, after colliding with Marcus Williams. Miles was placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on December 26, 2014. On December 6, 2015, Miles recorded his first career interception against New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on fourth down in the 4th quarter which helped the team comeback from a ten-point deficit in their overtime win against the New York Giants.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "Walker, Miles among 17 Vulcans on All-PSAC West Team". nfldraftzone.com. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "California (PA) Profile". calvulcans.com. 
  4. ^ "Alfonso Hoggard of Clarion Named PSAC West Offensive Player of the Year, Willie Walker of California Named Defensive Player of the Year". psacsports.org. Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Walker, Miles among 17 Vulcans on All-PSAC West Team". sai.calu.edu. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ "GLIAC Has Six Named to the 2011 D2Football.com Preseason All-America Team". gliac.org. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mayo, Miles earn AP All-America honors". calvulcans.com. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Mercyhurst's Trevor Kennedy, California's Rontez Miles Named PSAC West Players of the Year". psacsports.org. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cody Fleming Named to Lindy's First Team Preseason Football All-American Unit". shipraiders.com. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Rontez Miles NFL Combine profile
  11. ^ "The New York Jets Sign Defensive Back Rontez Miles". fflockerroom.com. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Wilkening, Mike (1 November 2013). "Jets promote Rontez Miles from practice squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Cimini, Rich (12 November 2013). "From glory to pink slip in a few minutes". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Transactions". National Football League. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  18. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2014). "Seven Signed to Jets Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Jets Ride Miles a Long Way". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Jets knew what was coming on Giants' Eli Manning's interception". nj.com. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 

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