Player Bio

Zach Miller
TE #86
Height:
6-5
Weight:
245
Age:
33
College:
Nebraska-Omaha
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
20
YDS
236
AVG
11.8
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 146 1,631 11.2 87 15 3 12 4 8 0 0 0
2017 CHI 8 6 20 236 11.8 29 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CHI 10 8 47 486 10.3 34 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CHI 15 14 34 439 12.9 87T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 4 0 4 42 10.5 14T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 JAC 15 5 20 216 10.8 52T 1 2 9 4.5 8 0 -- --
2009 JAC 14 0 21 212 10.1 62 2 1 3 3 3 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ATL L 17-23 4 39 9.8 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 6 42 7 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 PIT W 23-17 1 17 17 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @GB L 14-35 2 45 22.5 29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 3 39 13 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 2 25 12.5 21 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 2 29 14.5 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Owns 126 receptions for 1,395 yards (11.1 avg) and 13 touchdowns in 58 games (27 starts) over five NFL seasons with the Jaguars (2009-11) and Bears (2015-16) … coming off of career highs in receptions (47) and yards (486)

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2015: Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jaguars … signed with Jacksonville (6/29/09) … cut by the Jaguars (10/16/12) … signed by Tampa Bay (1/2/13) … cut by the Buccaneers (8/27/13) … signed futures contract with Chicago (12/30/13) … re-signed with the Bears (2/27/15) ... re-signed with Chicago (3/14/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 10 games with 8 starts before going on I.R., hauling in 47 passes for 486 yards (10.3 avg) and 4 touchdowns ... recorded his third career multi-touchdown game at DAL (9/25) ... ranked tied for first on the team in receiving touchdowns and third in receiving yards. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 10-8

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 15 contests, starting 14 and collecting career-highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (43) and a team-high 5 touchdowns … missed Game 16 due to a toe injury … made Bears debut in Game 1 vs. Green Bay, marking the first time he appeared in a contest since October 16, 2011 … his 2 receptions in Game 2 vs. Arizona were his first NFL receptions since October 2, 2011 … hauled in game-winning 25-yard touchdown reception in 4th quarter of Game 8 at San Diego, his first touchdown catch since October 2, 2011 … had first 100-yard receiving contests of his career in Game 9 at St. Louis (107 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions) … 87-yard touchdown reception in Game 9 at St. Louis was the second longest reception ever by a Bears tight end and tied for seventh-longest overall in franchise history … all 5 touchdowns came in the last 8 games in which he appeared. 2014: Spent entire regular season on I.R. after suffering a foot injury in the preseason. 2013: Spent the offseason with Tampa Bay but was waived by the Buccaneers before the start of the regular season. 2012: Placed on I.R. by Jacksonville prior to the start of the regular season due to a calf injury … was waived off of Injured Reserve on October 16 and did not sign with another team that season. 2011: Caught 4 passes for 42 yards (10.5 ypr) and 1 TD in four games played with Jacksonville … added 2 special teams tackles … appeared in Games 2-4 and 6 … inactive Game 1 due to a knee injury and Game 5 due to a shoulder injury … placed on I.R. due to shoulder injury on October 18, causing him to miss the final 10 games of the season. 2010: Started 5-of-15 games played with Jacksonville, grabbing 20 receptions for 216 yards (10.8 ypc) and 1 TD. 2009: Appeared in 14 games, grabbing 21 receptions for 212 yards (10.1 ypr) and 2 TDs.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman as a QB at Nebraska-Omaha (2005-08) … began career at University of Nebraska as walk-on before transferring to Nebraska-Omaha … served as a team captain for the final three seasons … played TE for the first time at the 2009 Valero Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Texas, a Division II all-star game held each January, finishing the contest with 5 receptions for 116 yards and 1 TD in that game … was 305-of-501 passing for 4,096 yards and 26 TDs … finished with 3,122 career rushing yards with school-record 50 TDs.

PERSONAL: Attended Bishop Neumann (Neb.) High School … was three-sport letterman, competing in basketball, baseball and football … he and his wife, Kristen, have a daughter, Izabella, and two sons, Kashton and Breckin.
PRO CAREER: Owns 126 receptions for 1,395 yards (11.1 avg) and 13 touchdowns in 58 games (27 starts) over five NFL seasons with the Jaguars (2009-11) and Bears (2015-16) … coming off of career highs in receptions (47) and yards (486)

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2015: Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jaguars … signed with Jacksonville (6/29/09) … cut by the Jaguars (10/16/12) … signed by Tampa Bay (1/2/13) … cut by the Buccaneers (8/27/13) … signed futures contract with Chicago (12/30/13) … re-signed with the Bears (2/27/15) ... re-signed with Chicago (3/14/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 10 games with 8 starts before going on I.R., hauling in 47 passes for 486 yards (10.3 avg) and 4 touchdowns ... recorded his third career multi-touchdown game at DAL (9/25) ... ranked tied for first on the team in receiving touchdowns and third in receiving yards. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 10-8

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 15 contests, starting 14 and collecting career-highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (43) and a team-high 5 touchdowns … missed Game 16 due to a toe injury … made Bears debut in Game 1 vs. Green Bay, marking the first time he appeared in a contest since October 16, 2011 … his 2 receptions in Game 2 vs. Arizona were his first NFL receptions since October 2, 2011 … hauled in game-winning 25-yard touchdown reception in 4th quarter of Game 8 at San Diego, his first touchdown catch since October 2, 2011 … had first 100-yard receiving contests of his career in Game 9 at St. Louis (107 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions) … 87-yard touchdown reception in Game 9 at St. Louis was the second longest reception ever by a Bears tight end and tied for seventh-longest overall in franchise history … all 5 touchdowns came in the last 8 games in which he appeared. 2014: Spent entire regular season on I.R. after suffering a foot injury in the preseason. 2013: Spent the offseason with Tampa Bay but was waived by the Buccaneers before the start of the regular season. 2012: Placed on I.R. by Jacksonville prior to the start of the regular season due to a calf injury … was waived off of Injured Reserve on October 16 and did not sign with another team that season. 2011: Caught 4 passes for 42 yards (10.5 ypr) and 1 TD in four games played with Jacksonville … added 2 special teams tackles … appeared in Games 2-4 and 6 … inactive Game 1 due to a knee injury and Game 5 due to a shoulder injury … placed on I.R. due to shoulder injury on October 18, causing him to miss the final 10 games of the season. 2010: Started 5-of-15 games played with Jacksonville, grabbing 20 receptions for 216 yards (10.8 ypc) and 1 TD. 2009: Appeared in 14 games, grabbing 21 receptions for 212 yards (10.1 ypr) and 2 TDs.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman as a QB at Nebraska-Omaha (2005-08) … began career at University of Nebraska as walk-on before transferring to Nebraska-Omaha … served as a team captain for the final three seasons … played TE for the first time at the 2009 Valero Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Texas, a Division II all-star game held each January, finishing the contest with 5 receptions for 116 yards and 1 TD in that game … was 305-of-501 passing for 4,096 yards and 26 TDs … finished with 3,122 career rushing yards with school-record 50 TDs.

PERSONAL: Attended Bishop Neumann (Neb.) High School … was three-sport letterman, competing in basketball, baseball and football … he and his wife, Kristen, have a daughter, Izabella, and two sons, Kashton and Breckin.
 

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