I was looking for someone to write about and I wanted it to be an unknown player on the Philadelphia Eagles. I was thinking, ‘how about Donnie Jones, the punter?’. Imagine if I really wrote about a punter — I think most people wouldn’t read past the first line. With that said, I figured to write about wide receiver Nick Miller.
Who? Exactly …
Miller is 5-foot-9 and weighs 180 pounds, so we love him all ready without even knowing it. Does the guy even have a shot at making the team? I say he has a one percent chance.
Miller, 26, went undrafted in the 2009 NFL draft. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent that year. He actually made the Raiders’ 53-man roster but never played because of an injury. He played his college ball at Southern Utah University. He actually set a school record at Southern Utah with 41 kickoff returns for 914 yards in 2007. He was named Special Teams Player of the Year in the Great Western Conference in his senior year in 2008.
He has also played for the St. Louis Rams. He actually has a punt return for a touchdown in his career. While playing for the Rams in 2011, he ran a punt back for an 88-yard touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. That punt return is one of the longest in Rams franchise history.
Nick has four receptions and 48 yards receiving in his NFL career (17 games). He also has returned 45 punts for 404 yards and a TD. So if this dude has a chance to make the Eagles, it will have to be on special teams. Good Luck kid!