A local football player gets his shot at the NFL dream.
Old Town native and former University of Maine star Andre Miller has signed his first professional contract. Miller will go to rookie camp with the New York Giants.
the The Giants announced the deal after the conclusion of the NFL Draft. It’s typical to see many undrafted players sign deals for teams after the draft is over.
The former All-CAA first-team wide receiver finished with nearly 700 yards on 39 receptions in his senior season. That included three touchdowns. Miller finished his UMaine career with 104 receptions and 14 total touchdowns.
It’s a double whammy of good news for the good people of Pine Tree State. Miller ticks not one, but two of those “proud of Maine” boxes. Miller is not only a UMaine graduate, but also a native of the state.
Miller grew up in nearby Old Town. He will actually do his first year at Husson before moving to Orono.
According to the New York Post, the Giants will hold their mini rooking camp starting May 13. Miller and the other undrafted players will need to attend organized team activities or OTA’s rookie mini camp, then another mini camp in June before potentially heading to Giants Training Camp in late July.
While Miller still has a long way to go to make the Giants’ regular season roster or practice squad, he should already feel like he’s won, because he did. He signed a contract with the NFL. He’s going camping with an NFL team. He will train with other NFL players.
That’s damn cool if you ask me.
Go get them, André. There is no doubt that an entire state will shoot for him.
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