Hi Falcoholics, I'm back with an additional edition of The Falcoholic's Throwback Thursday night series. This weekly segment illustrates a former Atlanta Falcons player plus discusses their life and what they will did for the franchise.
Whether might been a fan since the inaugural season, or just became a enthusiast recently, this series will give insight upon players from the past. This week we are focusing on quarterback Chris Miller.
Captain christopher James Miller was born on Aug 9, 1965 in Pomona, Ca. Although born in California, Burns was raised in Oregon, where he went to Sheldon High School in Eugene. On Sheldon High, Miller was celebrity athlete in basketball, baseball plus football.
For college, Chris Burns stayed in-state and attended the particular University of Oregon. In 4 seasons with the Ducks, Miller totaled 6, 681 passing yards plus 42 touchdowns. In the 1985 time of year, Miller led the Pac-10 Meeting with 18 passing touchdowns.
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With the thirteenth overall pick in the 1987 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Draft, the Atlanta Falcons chosen Chris Miller. During his first year season, Miller backed up quarterback Scott Campbell. He would play seven periods in Atlanta, as injuries would certainly sideline him, and eventually force your pet to retire.
When healthy even though, Chris Miller was a solid quarterback for the Falcons. In the 1991 time of year, Miller was selected to their one, and only NFL Pro Dish. In Atlanta, Miller totaled fourteen, 066 passing yards, 87 touchdowns and a 54. 0% completion price.
The Falcons moved on from Bob Miller following the 1993 season.
For that next two seasons, Chris Callier played for the Los Angeles Rams after which when they moved, the St . Louis Rams. He started 23 games complete, and recorded 4, 727 moving yards and 34 touchdowns.
Bob Miller stepped away from football following the 1995 season, but attempted the comeback with the Denver Broncos it happened in 1999, but retired after a vicious whack to the head on against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.
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Following his pension from football, Chris Miller came back to Oregon and became your head coach for South Eugene Senior high school from 2001 to 2006. Through 2009 to 2012, Miller came back to the NFL as the quarterbacks trainer for the Arizona Cardinals. After making the Cardinals, he had a highly effective tenure as West Linn Higher School's football coach, where he put together a 52-12 record in 5 seasons, including a Class 6A title in 2016. It was introduced last month that Miller would be the offensive coordinator for the new Houston team in the newly-formed XFL. The top coach for the Houston team will be coach June Jones, who trained Miller with the Falcons.
Chris Burns doesn't get brought up much whenever reminiscing about Atlanta Falcons' background. He quarterbacked some bad groups in the late 80s, early 90s. But statistically wise, he's the 3rd best quarterback in Falcons' background. Miller has the third most moving yards (14, 066) and completions (1, 129), and is tied pertaining to third in passing touchdowns (87) with quarterback Chris Chandler.
Tell me in the comments below some of your preferred Chris Miller memories. As always, you will discover me on Twitter @EvanBirchfield. Nice reading, Falcoholics!