Miller, Justin

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Justin Miller
Justin Miller was a cornerback/return specialist for the New York Jets from 2005 until 2008.

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Background and college

Born on Septmeber 6, 1984 in Owensboro, KY, Miller attended Owensboro High School in Owensboro, Kentucky. While there, he was a two time All-State, All-Area, All-Conference, and All-Region pick, and as a senior, he won USA Today All-American Honorable Mention honors. He also starred in track, and was the state long jump champion as a junior, along with running a personal best of 10.6 seconds on the 100 meter dash. He played cornerback at Clemson University after high school for three years before declaring early for the NFL Draft.

NFL Career

As a Jet

Justin Miller was drafted in the 25th pick of the 2nd round of the 2005 NFL Draft (57th overall) by the New York Jets. As a rookie, Miller made his impact as kick returner. He compiled 1,577 yards with a 26.3 yard average along with a touchdown. In 2006, Miller averaged 30.1 yards with 2 touchdowns. On October 1, 2006, in a game versus the Indianapolis Colts, Miller scored the longest touchdown in Jets history, on a 103 yard kick return kicked off by Martin Gramatica. For his efforts, Miller earned a Pro Bowl selection as the AFC's kick returner. During the 2007 Pro Bowl festivities, Miller won the Fastest Man Competition. This was won by running the fastest 40 yard dash.

Legal Difficulties

On May 21, 2007, Miller was arrested after a chase in New York City for punching a woman in the face (aiming for a man and missed) during a nightclub fracas. He was charged with third-degree midemeanour assault. Miller is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his punishment.

Injury

On September 18, 2007, the Jets placed Miller on injured reserve due to a season-ending knee injury he suffered in the Jets 20-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

After the Jets

On November 11, 2008, Miller was cut by the Jets.

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