Player Bio

Zach Miller
TE #86
Height:
6-5
Weight:
236
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: Played in 33 career games with five starts, recording 45 receptions for 470 yards (10.4 avg) and 4 TDs for Jacksonville (2009-11)... Has also contributed 23 career special teams tackles… Made his first career start against Houston (11/14/10), catching four passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown... Also spent 2013 offseason with Tampa Bay before being waived prior to the start of the regular season.

PRO CAREER: Played in 33 career games with five starts, recording 45 receptions for 470 yards (10.4 avg) and 4 TDs for Jacksonville (2009-11)... Has also contributed 23 career special teams tackles… Made his first career start against Houston (11/14/10), catching four passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown... Also spent 2013 offseason with Tampa Bay before being waived prior to the start of the regular season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft… Signed with the Jaguars (6/29/09)… Waived by Jacksonville (10/16/12)… Signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1/12/13)… Waived by the Bucs (8/27/13)… Signed with the Chicago Bears (12/30/13).

2013 SEASON: Spent offseason with Tampa Bay but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2012 by the Jaguars. 2011 - Was hampered by injuries and played in only 4 games in his final season in a Jags uniform… Was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 18… Made four receptions for 42 yards with 1 TD… Added 2 special teams tackles. 2010 - Played in first 15 games before sitting out the season finale with concussion for Jacksonville… Made first five starts of career, all in second half of season in two-TE set… Finished sixth on team with 20 receptions for 216 yards, 1 TD which was 52-yarder, and made 12 tackles on special teams… Caught passes in eight games including multiple receptions in seven. 2009 - Played in final 14 games as a rookie in Jacksonville finishing with 21 receptions for 212 yards and 2 TDs… Added 9 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman as QB… Began career at Nebraska as walk-on before transferring to Nebraska-Omaha… Served as team captain for 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… Finished with 5 receptions for 116 yards and one TD in that game… Had at least 10 TDs in each of his final three seasons… Career passing totals included 305 of 501 for 4,096 yards with 26 TDs… Finished with 3,122 career rushing yards with school-record 50 TDs.

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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