Ventrell Miller
No. 51 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-15) January 15, 1999 (age 25)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Kathleen (Lakeland, Florida)
College:Florida (2017–2022)
NFL Draft:2023 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ventrell Miller (born January 15, 1999) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida.

Early years

Miller attended Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida. He had 50 tackles his senior year and 104 his junior year.[1] He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.[2][3]

College career

Miller was suspended, along with eight other players, his first year at Florida in 2017 due to felony fraud charges.[4] He returned from the suspension in 2018 and appeared in all 13 games recording 15 tackles, one sack and one interception which he returned 82 yards for a touchdown. Miller became a starter his sophomore year in 2019, starting 11 of 12 games and finishing with 55 tackles and three sacks.[5] He returned as a starter his junior year in 2020.[6][7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
5 ft 11+78 in
(1.83 m)
232 lb
(105 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
All values from the NFL Combine[8][9]

Miller was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round, 121st overall, of the 2023 NFL Draft.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on August 29, 2023.[11]

References

  1. ^ Kemp, Bill (August 15, 2016). "Super 16: Committed to Florida, Kathleen's Ventrell Miller can just focus on his game". The Ledger. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Fuoco, Roy (June 24, 2016). "Kathleen's Miller commits to Florida". The Ledger. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Fredericksen, Brady (May 3, 2017). "Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain excited to reel in Polk recruits Ventrell Miller and James Robinson". The Ledger. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Aschoff, Edward (January 23, 2018). "Sources: 4 suspended players to rejoin Gators". ESPN.com. Associated Press. Retrieved October 24, 2023.
  5. ^ Hall, Graham (September 8, 2020). "Ventrell Miller embracing opportunity to lead in middle of Gators' defense". Gator Sports. Retrieved October 24, 2023.
  6. ^ Hall, Graham (August 25, 2019). "Miller vital in Gators' dominant defensive performance". Daytona Beach News-Journal Online. Retrieved October 24, 2023.
  7. ^ Thompson, Edgar (September 2, 2020). "Gator's Ventrell Miller ready to lead defense". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  8. ^ "Ventrell Miller Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Ventrell Miller College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2023). "NFL Draft Round 4, Pick 121 Overall: Miller is the Selection". Jaguars.com. Retrieved October 24, 2023.
  11. ^ Oehser, John (August 29, 2023). "Roster Reduction: Jaguars Move Towards 53 Players". Jaguars.com. Retrieved October 24, 2023.