Jamir Miller
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Miller in 2023
No. 95
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-19) November 19, 1973 (age 50)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:El Cerrito (El Cerrito, California)
NFL Draft:1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:121
games started:104
Forced fumbles:9
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jamir Malik Miller (born November 19, 1973) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the UCLA Bruins, earning consensus All-American honors. A first-round pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns of the NFL.

Early years

Miller was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He graduated from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, California,[2] where he played for the El Cerrito Gauchos high school football team.

College career

Miller attended UCLA, where he played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 1991 through 1993. As a junior in 1993, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, after which he decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 35 tackles for loss and 23.5 quarterback sacks.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
226 lb
(103 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)

The Arizona Cardinals selected Miller in the first round (tenth pick overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft.[3] He played for the Cardinals from 1994 to 1998.[4] He played for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2001.[4]

On August 10, 2002, in a preseason game against Minnesota, Miller ruptured his right achilles tendon.[5] He attempted to rehab the injury and return the following year, but an middling April 2003 workout (by his admission) and advice from his doctors convinced him to announce his retirement on May 16.[6]

Up until 2007, he was the only Browns player to be selected to the Pro Bowl since the team re-entered the NFL in 1999. In 2007, seven Browns players were nominated to the 2008 Pro Bowl.

Miller was one of four linebackers selected to the Associated Press All-Pro team in 2001. (The other 3 were Jason Gildon, Brian Urlacher, and Ray Lewis.)

Miller was carted off the field after tearing his right Achilles tendon in a 27–15 preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings to start the 2002 pre-season. He was placed on injured reserve August 13, 2002, but the severity of his injury led to him being waived on February 22, 2003, the end of the 2002 campaign. Afterwards he retired.


  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Jamir Miller. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Jamir Miller Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  4. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Jamir Miller. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.espn.com/nfl/news/2002/0810/1416646.html
  6. ^ "Former Browns LB Jamir Miller retires". 16 May 2003.