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Brad Miller

Image DOB: 6 July 1983

Debut: Round 8, 2002 against Fremantle at Subiaco
Last MFC Game: Round 13, 2010 against Adelaide at Football Park

From: Mt Gravatt, Selection 55, 2001 National Draft

Number: 37 2002-2003, 7 2004-2010

Honours
Casey Demons Best and Fairest - 2010

Games: 133 (157 total)
Goals: 89 (120 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
4428733.08

The son of ex-South Melbourne player Neville Miller (30 games), Brad was born in Tasmania but moved to Queensland at a young age. He played rugby league until joining Mt. Gravatt.

After captaining Queensland in the 2002 Under 18's championship, Miller was drafted as a defender and played most of his early football down back. He didn't kick a goal until his 17th game of league football. After that he has spent nearly all of his time in the forward line, other than a handful of defensive roles - most notably on Barry Hall.

In 2006 Miller was out of favour with the Demons, and played many games at Sandringham, where he was a member of their premiership side. In a game for the seniors against Geelong he was involved in a heavy collision with Cat Tom Lonergan which resulted in Lonergan losing a kidney. Miller broke back into the side, and just when he was expected to be moved on from the club played his best career game in the Semi Final loss to Fremantle.

He played another 16 games in 2007, but he failed to fulfill the promise of that finals match and was a popular choice when discussions turned to which Melbourne players might be on the trading block. However when Sydney made an offer to trade for him Melbourne rejected the deal, and the Demons were rewarded with his best season to date in 2008 finishing amongst the side's leading goalkickers and booting the winning goal in the come from behind victory over Brisbane.

Despite his fine performances in a poor team during 2008, he was unable to match that season's output in 2009 and spent several weeks playing at Casey throughout the year.

Despite constant speculation linking him to trades, Miller signed a one year contract extension during 2009 trade week. He played in round 1 loss against Hawthorn, but although he kicked two goals Miller was criticised for a perceived lack of pressure and dropped to the VFL. He returned in round 9 to kick a career high five goals in the one-point victory over Port Adelaide, but soon found himself out of favor again.

Despite kicking ten goals for Casey in a match against the Gold Coast he couldn't force his way back into the side and on Monday 23 August announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season after not being offered a new contract. Offered a final game in round 22, Miller instead opted to play finals football for Casey instead. The Scorpions went out in straight sets but Miller won their goalkicking and Best and Fairest award.

Richmond picked Miller up as a mature age rookie at the end of 2010 and he made his debut for the club early in 2011, again playing in the forward line as a second option to Jack Riewoldt.

He played 14 games in his first season with the Tigers and 10 in the second before retiring from AFL football late in the 2012 season. Miller joined the Northern Football League side Heidelberg for 2013, but returned to Melbourne as a development coach under Paul Roos at the end of the season and remained in the role until the end of 2015.

In 2016 he was the Greater Western Sydney NEAFL side's premiership coach.

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Elimination Final 2004 Wrestling $1200 fine
Round 1, 2005 Wrestling $900 fine
Round 1, 2005 Wrestling $900 fine
Round 3, 2005 Rough Conduct Reprimand
Round 4, 2005 Rough Conduct Not Guilty
Round 7, 2005 Illegal bump 2 matches
Round 9, 2006 Striking 2 matches
Round 21, 2007 Wrestling $3000 fine
Round 4, 2008 Rough Conduct 1 match
Round 22, 2008 Wrestling $1800 fine
YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2002 460
2003 1610
2004 22132
2005 1863
2006 1543
2007 16100
2008 19260
2009 17 19 0
2010 6 10 0

Lists
Coaching staff
Family at other clubs
Interstate Recruits
Richmond

Media
"Miller and Bell set to move on" - melbournefc.com.au 23/08/2010
"Miller returns to Demons" - melbournefc.com.au 23/09/2013

Links
Tigerland Archive profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 14 July 2017 09:46:35 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 37)

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