Player Bio

Zach Miller
TE #86
Height:
6-5
Weight:
240
Age:
30
College:
Nebraska-Omaha
Hometown:
Wahoo, NE
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 45 470 10.4 62 4 3 12 4 8 0 0 0
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 -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Hauled in 45 receptions for 470 yards (10.4 ypr) and 4 touchdowns in 33 games (5 starts) with the Jaguars (2009-11), while missing the 2012 season in Jacksonville due to a calf injury and the 2014 season in Chicago due to a foot injury… Spent part of 2013 offseason with Tampa Bay before being waived prior to start of regular season… Rushed the ball 3 times for 12 yards (4.0 ypc)… Has added 23 special teams tackles and 3 kickoff returns for 41 yards… Made NFL debut at Houston (9/27/09)… Grabbed first career reception versus Tennessee (10/4/09)… Caught first career TD in 2 touchdown performance at Cleveland (1/3/10)… Made his first career start against Houston (11/14/10). 
PRO CAREER: Hauled in 45 receptions for 470 yards (10.4 ypr) and 4 touchdowns in 33 games (5 starts) with the Jaguars (2009-11), while missing the 2012 season in Jacksonville due to a calf injury and the 2014 season in Chicago due to a foot injury… Spent part of 2013 offseason with Tampa Bay before being waived prior to start of regular season… Rushed the ball 3 times for 12 yards (4.0 ypc)… Has added 23 special teams tackles and 3 kickoff returns for 41 yards… Made NFL debut at Houston (9/27/09)… Grabbed first career reception versus Tennessee (10/4/09)… Caught first career TD in 2 touchdown performance at Cleveland (1/3/10)… Made his first career start against Houston (11/14/10).  

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)… Signed 1-year extension with the Bears (2/27/15). SIGNED through 2015

2014 SEASON: Spent entire regular season on Injured Reserve with Chicago after suffering a foot injury in the preseason. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 0-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Spent the offseason with Tampa Bay but was waived by the Buccaneers before the start of the regular season (August 27). 2012 - Placed on Injured Reserve by Jacksonville prior to the start of the regular season (September 2) 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 Injured Reserve 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… Added 2 carries for 9 yards on offense… On special teams had 12 tackles and 1 kickoff return for 22 yards…  Missed season finale due to a concussion. 2009 - Appeared in 14 games, grabbing 21 receptions for 212 yards (10.1 ypr) and 2 TDs… Added 1 carry for 3 yards… Had 2 kickoff returns for 19 yards and 9 special teams tackles… Missed first two contests of the season due to a knee injury.

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 son Kashton Xavier.

Recent Articles

  • Bears ink Zach Miller to one-year deal

    Posted Feb 27, 2015

    The Bears on Friday signed tight end Zach Miller to a one-year extension through the 2015 season. Miller spent the 2014 campaign on injured reserve.

  • Bears place Miller on injured reserve

    Posted Aug 15, 2014

    The Bears on Friday placed tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve after he sustained a foot injury in Thursday night's preseason win over the Jaguars.

  • Miller picking up where he left off

    Posted Aug 13, 2014

    Bears tight end Zach Miller is proving that his impressive performance in last Friday night’s preseason opener against the Eagles wasn’t a fluke.

  • Miller makes most of opportunities

    Posted Aug 9, 2014

    Looking to get his career back on track after it was derailed by injuries, Bears tight end Zach Miller took a major stride in that direction in Friday night’s preseason opener.

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