American football has gained wide popularity, thus raising many stars across the world. While there are quarterbacks, tight ends, fullbacks, and the center players; there are also the wide receivers who play an important role in every game. Among them is Anthony Miller, a professional American football player of the National Football League (NFL).
Miller was picked 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 he was there; Miller was regarded as one of the best wide receivers in Tiger’s history. Following his impressive college career; Miller won the Memphis Sports Person of the Year Award in 2017 and was named NCAA Consensus All-American, among others. Read on as we take you through his bio, family, parents, body stats, and other interesting facts below.
Anthony Miller’s Bio
Anthony Miller was born in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States on October 9, 1994; and he started playing football since he was five. He attended Christian Brothers High School situated in Memphis, where he participated in various track and fields events. Miller was the Division II Class AA state 110m champion. He is also a two-time regional champion for the 110-meter hurdles as well as a runner-up in the Division II Class AA long jump.
While he was in high school, Miller also played football under coach Kevin Locastro. He was redshirted in 2013 and later in the same year; he led the Tiger’s team in offense, thus receiving the Tiger’s Scout Player Award. The following season, he suffered a preseason shoulder injury which kept him away for the rest of the season. He made his return during the 2015 season and was featured in twelve games, out of which he started four. He further recorded 47 passes covering 694 yards with five touchdowns. Miller finished the season as the third highest scorer with 42 points and he recorded 47 receptions in the same season.
Upon graduation from high school, Miller enrolled at the Memphis College where he continued his collegiate career. During his junior year in 2016, Anthony Miller recorded his career best, starting all thirteen games and also setting a franchise record with 95 receptions, 1,434-yardage, and 14 touchdowns. At the end of the season, he was named All-American Athletic Conference second team and was nominated for Burlsworth Trophy Award.
The following year, Miller recorded significant improvement in his career; finishing with a single-season record of 96 catches with 1,462 yardage and 18 touchdowns. Following his excellent performances, Miller was named Memphis Sports Person of the Year, NCAA Consensus All-American, and All-American Athletic Conference First Team. He was voted first team All-American honoree by Associated Press and AFCA, as well as second-team honoree by Sports Illustrated and FWAA. Alongside Isaac Bruce, Anthony Miller graduated from Memphis college with over 1000 yardage and highest single-season receivers 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 regarded as one of the future superstars of NFL. We wish him the very best in his professional career.
Family: Parents and Siblings
Anthony Miller was born to African-American parents Andrea and Tony Miller. He was raised alongside his sister Alainee Miller who is a sociology major. He was inspired by his father Tony Miller who played collegiate football for the Memphis college team. In addition to his fatherly role, Miller’s dad also plays the role of a coach to his son. Although Miller was often neglected because of his height, size, and slow pace, he continued to fight until he got his breakthrough on the field. Thanks to his unrelenting spirit, he saw himself as the best even when no one else did. His family has always been supportive and encouraging, they have been with him every step of the way. His parents always come to cheer their son while he does what he knows how to do best on the field.
Body Stats: Height and Weight
The impressive football wide receiver is known for his excellent body stats which help him to fit into challenging competitions. In addition, Miller also has a height advantage, he stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) which is above the average height for American men. He weighs 190 pounds (86 kg) with an arm length of 31 5/8″, hand size of 10 5/8″, and a wingspan of 75.5.