When the Miami Dolphins spent over $200 million to bring in new talent, they set themselves up to be the hottest NFL franchise in the 2013 offseason. There’s a ton of new faces wearing aqua and orange, but that hasn’t stopped a familiar face from turning some heads. Despite a plethora of new talent, one would be hard pressed to find a more talked about player than rising star running back Lamar Miller.
Lamar Miller, a 2012 fourth-round pick, is truly a homegrown talent. Miller, 22, attended Miami Killian High School, where in his senior year – became a Parade All-American running back after rushing for 1,749 yards, while scoring 22 touchdowns. After showing tremendous talent in high school, the University of Miami put on a full court press to recruit him and keep his talents in South Beach. After playing behind seasoned veterans for the first few years, Miller became the starting running back in 2011, where he became the first running back since University of Miami legend Willis McGahee to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. In addition to playing football, Miller was also a track star at UM, where he ran the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters. Upon declaring for the NFL Draft, Miller absolutely tore up the NFL Combine. He ran 4.34 40-yard dash, which was the fastest among all running backs, despite a dense frame at 5-foot-11, 212 pounds.