Chris Miller (American football)
Miller (12) with the Falcons in 1991.
|No. 12, 13|
|Date of birth:||August 9, 1965|
|Place of birth:||Pomona, California|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school:||Eugene (OR) Sheldon|
|NFL Draft:||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Christopher James Miller is a former professional American football quarterback who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oregon.
Miller played in 10 NFL seasons from 1987–1995 and 1999. His best year as a pro came during the 1991 season for the Falcons when he threw for over 3000 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Concussions prevented him from playing longer. After he suffered five in a span of 14 months, he left the league for the first time. A concussion during his comeback with the Denver Broncos in 1999 convinced him that it was best to retire for good. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Miller was the head coach for South Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon, from 2001 to 2006 where he ran one of the more successful football programs in the area. He was also the quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals. In 2013 Miller returned to South Eugene as Head Coach for the Axemen. In 2014, he was named the head football coach at West Linn High School.
- 1983: 17/41 for 229 yards with 2 TD vs 3 INT.
- 1984: 145/289 for 1,712 yards with 10 TD vs 10 INT.
- 1985: 182/329 for 2,237 yards with 18 TD vs 13 INT. 45 carries for 81 yards with 4 TD.
- 1986: 216/356 for 2,503 yards with 12 TD vs 13 INT.
- "SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL;Rams Release Miller", The New York Times, March 12, 1996.
- Branch, John. "Miller yields to reality/ Slow recovery from concussion convinces", The Gazette, January 4, 2000.