Matt Miller was drafted in the 4th round (95th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 1979 NFL Draft. He would appear in all 16 games in his rookie season but would spend the entire 1980 season on injured reserve with a knee injury. Miller would return and play in all of the Browns games in 1981 and 9 contests in 1982. The Browns released Miller at the end of training camp in 1983 and he would sign with the USFL's Denver Gold two months later. Miller battled knee injuries in 1984, but still played 11 games at right tackle for the Gold and wore this jersey for home games. Miller's final season was with the Gold in 1985. Miller went on to become a professor at Cornell University after his playing days.
This jersey features a crotch strap and customized sleeves. The team's 1984 jerseys often show customization, something that was not evident in their 1985 jerseys. The sleeves of this jersey have been altered to make them more narrow. It shows decent game wear with impact marks and three team repairs present. The nameplate has been removed, which is somewhat common among Gold jerseys, with several threads and what appears to be glue residue in the area it once resided. I corresponded by email with Miller and he informed me that the team would sometimes give players their nameplates at the end of the season.