Houston Texans’ Lamar Miller always knew he would end up in the prestigious National Football league (NFL), given his outstanding skills. As he grew up, he knew he was gifted in sports and was greatly encouraged by his father. Miller plays as running back for the Houston Texans of NFL.
From his college days, Miller exhibited profound dedication to the game he loved so much and tailored his life decisions to suit his dreams. Miller did not start out with the Houston Texans, he had his impact felt in several other teams in the NFL before heading to his present team.
Questions have been raised by several fans and stakeholders regarding the life of the player. Dwelling on the questions, here are lesser-known facts about Lamar.
Who Is Lamar Miller of NFL?
He was born Lamar N. Miller on April 25, 1991, in Miami to his parents. He attended Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida where his football tendency started to reflect. After high school, he proceeded to the University of Miami. Lamar was first redshirted for a while in 2009 before he was allowed in the school’s Hurricanes team. He debuted as a running back in 2010, playing in eleven games with one start. Lamar ran 646 yards with 108 carries and made six touchdowns that year.
Having proved himself over the years, Miller was drafted by the Miami Dolphins at the 2012 NFL Draft in the fourth round, he was the 97th overall pick. Lamar joined the Dolphins on a 4-year contract. In his rookie season, he made his first NFL running for 65 yards on 10 carries in the game against the Oaklanders. He ended the season with 250 yards rushing, a touchdown, and 6 passes for 45 yards.
Lamar Miller played for the Dolphins until 2015, finishing the year’s season with a rush of 872 yards and eight touchdowns. He was the only player who broke 800 rushing yards at the time.
Lamar in 2016, signed another four-year contract, this time with the Houston Texans. That year, he made more rushes and more touchdowns and even got better in 2017 with 888 rushing yards, 327 receiving yards, three rushing touchdowns, 36 receptions, and 3 receiving touchdowns.
Thing You Need to Know About Lamar
He would have started out with the University of Florida football team, but due to his wish to be closer to home, he chose the University of Miami where he was born and raised. Above all, he became a consistent playmaker for his school team.
Parents, Sister, and Family
Although he is always away from home, Miller never forgets his family. He has an older sister, Shanice who is aspiring to become a nurse. The Texans’ running back wouldn’t forsake Friday lunch with his parents for anything. His mom Yvette is a health care worker while his dad Edgar is a sanitation worker.
From what we learned, his mother was firmly against his football career but his father supported him all the way. Edgar, as a matter of fact, confessed to signing him to amateur football at the age of 7 in other to get him well acquainted with the sports.
Salary and Earnings
His first contract which was with Miami Dolphins was to the tune of $2.58 million with a $480 thousand signing bonus. Lamar’s financial status rose to a greater level as he advanced in sports. Moving to Houston Texans in 2016, Lamar signed a deal worth $26 million with a whopping $14 million guaranteed.
Miller’s deal with the Texans was tagged the sixth-highest for running backs. On average, he earned over 6 million dollars as his annual salary with Houston Texans in 2017. The running back is regarded as one of the well-paid players in the NFL.
His Love Life
True, Lamar Miller lives for the NFL but that does not mean he does not make out time to experience life. Like his counterparts, Miller has carved out a big portion of his heart for his love life. He is said to be in a relationship with a woman called Jess. Jess and Lamar began dating in 2009. Yes, the two have been together even before he stepped into the limelight. They have made several appearances together and are not shy to profess their love in public.