American football has gained great popularity and has produced many stars around the world. There are quarterbacks, tight ends, fullbacks, and the central players, but there are also the wide receivers that play an important role in every game. Among them is Anthony Miller, a professional American football player for the National Football League (NFL).
Miller has been selected by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) as the 51st overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. He completed his college career with the Memphis Tigers, and while there, Miller was considered one of the best wide receivers in Tiger history. After his impressive college career, Miller won the 2017 Memphis Sports Person of the Year Award and was named NCAA Consensus All-American, among other honors. Read on as we take you through his resume, family, parents, body statistics, and other interesting facts.
Anthony Miller Bio
Anthony Miller was born on 9 October 1994 in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States and began playing football at the age of five. He attended Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, where he participated in various athletic events. Miller was the national champion of over 110 m in Division II’s AA class. He is also a two-time regional champion over 110-meter hurdles and vice world champion in the long jump in the AA class of Division II.
During his high school days, Miller also played football under coach Kevin Locastro. He was rehabilitated in 2013 and later that year, leading the Tiger’s team on the offensive and receiving the Tiger’s Scout Player Award. The following season he suffered a pre-season shoulder injury that kept him away for the rest of the season. In the 2015 season, he returned and played in twelve games, four of which he started. He also scored 47 passes over 694 yards with five touchdowns. Miller finished the season as the third-highest scorer with 42 points and recorded 47 receptions in the same season.
Anthony Miller College Career
After graduating high school, Miller enrolled at Memphis College where he continued his academic career. During his junior year of 2016, Anthony Miller recorded his best career, starting all thirteen games and also setting a franchise record with 95 receptions, 1,434 yardages, and 14 touchdowns. At the end of the season, he was named second-team in the All-American Athletic Conference and nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy Award.
The following year, Miller saw a significant improvement in his career, finishing with a single-season record of 96 catches with 1,462 yardage and 18 touchdowns. Following his outstanding performances, Miller was named Sports Person of the Year in Memphis, NCAA Consensus All-American, and All-American Athletic Conference First Team. He was named All-American Honorary Member of the First Team by Associated Press and AFCA, and Honorary Member of the Second Team by Sports Illustrated and FWAA. Along with Isaac Bruce, Anthony Miller graduated from Memphis College with over 1000 yardage and the highest single-season score in the school’s history.
In 2018 Anthony Miller was selected by the Chicago Bears as the 51st pick in the second round of the National Football League (NFL) draft. Without a doubt, Miller is considered one of the future superstars of the NFL. We wish him the very best in his professional career.
Family: Parents and Siblings
Anthony Miller was born the son of African-American parents Andrea and Tony Miller. He grew up alongside his sister Alainee Miller, who is a sociology student. He was inspired by his father Tony Miller, who played college football for the Memphis college team. In addition to his fatherly role, Miller’s father also plays the role of coach for his son. Although Miller was often neglected because of his size, stature, and slow pace, he continued to fight until he had his breakthrough on the field. Thanks to his relentless spirit, he saw himself as the best, even when no one else did. His family was always supportive and encouraging, accompanying him at every turn. His parents always came to cheer their son while he did what he did best in the field.
Body Stats: Height and Weight
The impressive wide receiver in football is well known for its excellent body values, which help it to fit into demanding competitions. Miller also has a height advantage, standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m), which is above the average height of American men. He weighs 190 pounds (86 kg) with an arm length of 31 5/8″ a hand size of 10 5/8″ and a wingspan of 75.5.