Future Watch: Anthony Miller Rookie Football Cards, Bears

Future Watch: Anthony Miller Rookie Football Cards, BearsFuture Watch: Anthony Miller Rookie Football Cards, BearsAnthony Miller was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 51st overall pick. Born in Memphis, it was logical that he played college football there as well. He was a walk-on, now that’s impressive.

In 2013, the 5-11, 190-pound speedster was redshirted. He watched and then in 2014, he had a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the season. It wasn’t a great start.

In 2015, he was anxious to get his career on track and he did just that by catching a pass in all 12 games that he played. He was ranked third in receptions with 47, first in yardage with 694 and first with five touchdowns. He played on the kick return and punt return teams as well, so he showed off his versatility.

In 2016, he started in all 13 games. He had 95 receptions for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had eight, 100-yard games and 261 all-purpose yards. This is now known as the best wide receiver season in the history of the program.

In 2017, he broke Duke Calhoun’s school records for career receptions (238) and yards (3,590). His 37-career touchdowns are a school record as well. That season he had 96 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Watch a scout evaluate Anthony Miller right after he was drafted:

You can find rookie cards of him in 2018 Panini Origins, National Treasures Collegiate, Elite Draft Picks and Donruss to name a few.

Bears quarterback, Mitch Trubisky has found Miller a few times already in the preseason. He can go up and get the ball, he can break tackles and he can run past defenders after the catch.

Collectors should keep an eye out for him. He was the talk of training camp and he’s expected to have a role in Week 1. That’s all a rookie can ask for to start his professional career.

Future Watch: Anthony Miller Rookie Football Cards, Bears – Stats

Receiving & Rushing Table
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2015 Memphis American SO WR 12 47 694 14.8 5 9 54 6.0 2 56 748 13.4 7
*2016 Memphis American JR WR 13 95 1434 15.1 14 12 69 5.8 1 107 1503 14.0 15
*2017 Memphis American SR WR 13 96 1462 15.2 18 10 25 2.5 0 106 1487 14.0 18
Career Memphis 238 3590 15.1 37 31 148 4.8 3 269 3738 13.9 40
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 8/28/2018.

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Russ Cohen