For others of the same name, see Chris Miller (disambiguation).
Christopher James Miller (born August 9, 1965) is a former professional  American football quarterback who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oregon.
Early life Edit
Pomona, California,  Miller was raised in  Oregon. He attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon. He was star athlete in three sports: baseball, football and basketball.
College athlete Edit
University of Oregon where he played quarterback for the  Oregon Ducks football team. He was considered a risky recruit for higher ranked college teams due to concerns about a knee injury he suffered in high school. 
College statistics Edit
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
Professional athlete Edit
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 3,000 yards and 26
Concussions prevented him from playing longer. After he suffered five in a span of 14 months, he left the league for the first time. A concussion during his comeback with the  Denver Broncos in 1999 convinced him that it was best to retire for good. He was inducted into the  Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Coaching career Edit
Miller was the
head coach for South Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon, from 2001 to 2006. He was also the quarterback coach for the  Arizona Cardinals from 2009 to 2012. In 2013, Miller returned to South Eugene as head coach. In 2014, he was named the head football coach at  West Linn High School.
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"Chris Miller". National Football League . . http://www.nfl.com/player/chrismiller/2502101/profile ↑
"Rams Decide Chris Miller Is Their Future At Quarterback". . March 8, 1994 Deseret News . . https://www.deseretnews.com/article/340449/RAMS-DECIDE-CHRIS-MILLER-IS-THEIR-FUTURE-AT-QUARTERBACK.html ↑
Libby, Brian (2011). Tales from the Oregon Ducks Sideline (Revised ed.). Skyhorse Publishing Inc.. p. 57. ISBN 9781613210345.
"SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL;Rams Release Miller", The New York Times, March 12, 1996.
↑ Branch, John.
"Miller yields to reality/ Slow recovery from concussion convinces", , January 4, 2000. The Gazette ↑
Samuels, Doug (February 26, 2014). "Wednesday February 26, 2014" . . "West Linn (OR): Former Oregon and NFL quarterback, and South Eugene coach from 2002–06, Chris Miller has been hired as head coach." http://footballscoop.com/high-school-scoop-2/wednesday-february-26-2014-2/ ↑
"Chris Miller". All American Games-Football University . . http://footballuniversity.org/coach/chris-miller/
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