Chris Miller (American football)

Chris Miller (American football)

Chris Miller
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-08-09) August 9, 1965
Place of birth: Pomona, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Eugene (OR) Sheldon
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 1987 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 1999 for the Denver Broncos
Coaching debut in 2009 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts 2,892
Pass completions 1,580
Percentage 54.6
TD-INT 123-102
Passing Yards 19,320
QB Rating 74.9
Stats at

Christopher James Miller (born August 9, 1965 in Pomona, California) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. A 6'2", 212 lb (96 kg). quarterback from 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.[1] A concussion during his comeback with the Denver Broncos in 1999 convinced him that it was best to retire for good.[2] He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Coaching career

Chris 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 is formerly 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. [3]

College Statistics

  • 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.


  1. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL;Rams Release Miller", The New York Times, March 12, 1996.
  2. ^ Branch, John. "Miller yields to reality/ Slow recovery from concussion convinces", The Gazette, January 4, 2000.
  3. ^