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Justin Miller
No. --     Free Agent
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: February 14, 1984 (1984-02-14) (age 25)
Place of birth: Owensboro, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Debuted in 2005 for the New York Jets
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     98
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Justin Matthew Miller (born February 14, 1984 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an American football cornerback and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Miller has also played for the Oakland Raiders. He was selected to the Pro Bowl with the Jets in 2006.


Early years

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.

College career

Miller played cornerback at Clemson University after high school for three years before declaring early for the NFL Draft.

Professional career


First stint with Jets

Miller was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 NFL Draft (25th pick) by the New York Jets. As a rookie, Justin 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.

In May 2007, Miller was arrested and charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault after he allegedly punched a woman in a New York City nightclub.[1]

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.[2] The Jets waived Miller on November 11, 2008 after cornerback Ty Law was signed.

Oakland Raiders

Miller was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on November 12, 2008. In a Thursday Night Football game against the San Diego Chargers, Miller had a 92-yard kick return for a touchdown at the end of the first half. The following week, Miller ran another kick back for a touchdown for 91 yards against the New England Patriots. Miller was named NFL Special Teams Player of the Month for the month of December. After visiting the Tennessee Titans in the off-season, Justin Miller signed a two year contract with the Oakland Raiders. He was released on September 5, 2009 along with several other players. On September 30, 2009, Miller was re-signed by the Raiders. However, he was released on October 7.

Second stint with Jets

On October 27, 2009, the New York Jets re-signed Justin Miller[3]. He was expected to replace Leon Washington, who had a season ending injury during week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, as the team's kick returner. However, he was waived on November 28, 2009.


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