Name: Lamar N. Miller
No. 26 – Houston Texans
Position: Running back
Born: April 25, 1991 (age 28)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
High school: Miami Killian (Kendall, Florida)
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 97
Miami Dolphins (2012–2015)
Houston Texans (2016–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowl (2018)
Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards: 5,864
Rushing average: 4.3
Rushing touchdowns: 32
Receiving yards: 1,565
Receiving touchdowns: 8
Player stats at NFL.com
Who is Lamar Miller?
Lamar Miller (Lamar N. Miller) is an American born professional footballer who plays as a running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). miller was born on April 25, 1991. He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Miller went to Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida. In his senior year, he was a Parade All-American after rushing for 1,749 yards on 217 carries with 22 touchdowns.
Lamar Miller College
To stay close to home, Miller decided to play for University of Miami rather than University of Florida which is near his mother’s hometown and to follow the footsteps of other former Hurricanes running backs. Miller saw his first game action in 2010, after he was redshirted in 2009 . With one start, he played in 11 games and rushed for 646 yards on 108 carries with six touchdowns.
In 2011, he took over as the Hurricanes starting running back and Miller rushed for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns during that season . He became the first Miami running back after Willis McGahee in the season 2002 to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.
At the University of Miami, where he ran the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters, Miller was also an All-ACC track performer.
Lamar Miller Contract and Net Worth
Miller was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 97th overall on April 28, 2012 by the Miami Dolphins. Miller signed a 4-year, $2.58 million contract, including a $480,000 signing bonus, On June 1, 2012.
Miller shared the backfield with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas in his Rookie year. He made his NFL debut on September 16, running for 65 yards on a season-high 10 carries and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. In his first career-touchdown, Miller ran in a 15-yard touchdown. Miller ran for a season-high 73 yards on 10 carries against the Buffalo Bills, on December 23.
By the end of the 2012 season, Miller ran rushed for 250 yards and a touchdown averaging 4.9 yards per rush. He also caught 6 passes for 45 yards.
Miller became the main running back on the team upon the departure of Reggie Bush, and continued to share time with Daniel Thomas. Miller ran for 69 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts, on September 15 . During his second career touchdown, he ran in a 10-yard touchdown. Miller on September 22, ran for 62 yards on eight carries against the Atlanta Falcons where he recorded a 49-yard run.
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Miller ran for 62 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on September 30 . His third career touchdown, he ran in a 5-yard touchdown. Miller ran for 89 yards on 18 carries against the New England Patriots on October 27. Miller on October 31, ran for a season-high 105 yards on 16 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals.
His performance in the game against the Bengals was his first 100-yard game of his career. On the 1st of December , Miller ran for 72 yards on a season-high 22 carries against the New York Jets and on December 29, Miller ran for 73 yards on 17 carries against the New York Jets.
Miller ran rushed for 709 yards and two touchdowns averaging 4.0 yards per rush, at the end of the 2013 season. Miller also caught 26 passes for 170 yards.
In the 2014 season, Miller was the main running back with a backfield that consisted of him, Thomas, Damien Williams, and Knowshon Moreno. Miller remained as the Dolphins’ feature back, going into the 2015 season while Williams remained as depth, and Jay Ajayi and Jonas Gray were eventually added to the backfield.
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Miller signed a four-year deal with the Houston Texans worth $26 million with $14 million guaranteed on March 9, 2016. His contract was the sixth highest among running backs.
On the 2016 season, Miller eclipsed 1,000 yards which was the second time in his NFL career he accomplished the feat after 2014 . Miller’s 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.
In the 2016 season, the Texans qualified for the playoffs. Miller had 31 carries for 73 yards and a rushing touchdown in the 27–14 victory, in the Wild Card Round against the Oakland Raiders. He completed with 19 carries for 74 yards and four receptions for 15 yards in the 34–16 loss.
Miller put together some solid statistics in the 2017 season, but the performance of the team faltered with numerous injuries occurring. He had 65 rushing yards and 31 receiving yards as the Texans fell 29–7 in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars . In the next game, where they finished with a 13–9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, he had 61 rushing yards and 26 receiving yards.
In a 36–33 loss to the New England Patriots, on September 24, he finished with 56 rushing yards and seven receiving yards. In the next game, where texans acquired a 57–14 victory over the Tennessee Titans, he had his best statistical game of the season with 75 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, four receptions, 56 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. On October 8, in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he finished with 74 rushing yards and 15 receiving yards in the 42–34 loss.
He finished with 41 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards, in the next game, a 33–17 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Playing against the Seattle Seahawks, two weeks later, he had 54 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, three receptions, 19 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in the 41–38 loss. After the loss to the Seahawks, starting quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice on November 2 .
In the 9th week , the Texans played the Indianapolis Colts next and lost 20–14 as Miller had 57 rushing yards and 34 receiving yards. In the following game, where they lost 33–7 to the Los Angeles Rams, he finished with 60 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards. Playing against the Arizona Cardinals,a week later,he had 61 rushing yards, 22 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown in the 31–21 win.
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In a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, in Week 12 he finished with 51 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown, which would be his last time finding the endzone in the 2017 season. He finished with 56 rushing yards and 38 receiving yards in the 24–13 loss, in the next game, the second divisional matchup against the Tennessee Titans. In the next game, where they lost 26–16 to the San Francisco 49ers, he finished with 53 rushing yards on 17 carries.
In a 45–7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Week 15, he was held to a season-low 32 rushing yards. Playing on Christmas Day, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he finished with 55 rushing yards and ten receiving yards in the 34–6 loss. Playing against the Indianapolis Colts, in the season finale,he finished with 37 rushing yards and was held without a reception for the only time all season.
In the 2017 season, Miller finished with 888 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 36 receptions, 327 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.
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Miller suffered a chest injury in October 2018 making him sit out a couple of games.
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Year 8 and feeling good.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 19, 2019
Lamar Miller Highlights
Lamar Miller etched a fascinating place in NFL history with a 97-yard touchdown run in the first half of the Houston Texans’ 34-17 win against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football.
This was the first time an NFL player had a touchdown run that long since … well, when Miller — then a member of the Miami Dolphins — ran 97 yards for a touchdown against the New York Jets in the 2014 regular-season finale.
Miller is now the only player in NFL history the only player in NFL history with multiple touchdown runs of 93 or more yards.
He joins Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley as the only players in league history with two career touchdowns of at least 97 yards from scrimmage. Smith-Schuster had his second career 97-yard touchdown reception in the Steelers’ loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Tinsley — who played for the Chicago Cardinals — had a 97-yard touchdown reception in 1937 (a season in which he set an NFL record with 675 yards receiving) and then had a 98-yard touchdown catch in 1938.
By halftime, Miller had 148 yards rushing on six carries for a robust 24.7 yards-per-carry average. Miller finished the game with 162 yards rushing on 12 carries (and his yards-per-carry average dropped to 13.5).
Miller owns two of the six longest touchdown runs in NFL history. Miller also joins Chris Johnson, Ahman Green and Bo Jackson as the only running backs in NFL history with two 90-plus touchdown runs. Only Green and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett have longer runs.
Dorsett had a 99-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings in 1982 (a game that was also played on Monday Night Football). Green had a 98-yard touchdown run for the Green Bay Packers against the Denver Broncos in 2003.
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