November 21, 2014
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Nick Miller went speeding past a pair of defensive backs in Oakland's secondary, then jumped and turned to catch a long pass from quarterback JaMarcus Russell near the sideline as several teammates roared with approval.
It's a scene that has played out several times in the Raiders' training camp this season, with Miller the unlikeliest of participants.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound wide receiver is the smallest player on Oakland's roster yet has some of the biggest plays through the first 10 days of training camp.
The Raiders have plenty of wide receivers in camp and will likely only carry five or six into the regular season. That leaves little room for Miller but that's nothing new for the player from Southern Utah who has overcome long odds on the football field for years.