Former Michigan Wolverine Signs with Juventude to Play in Brazil’s Torneio Touchdown

Juventude confirmed on Thursday (2) the signing of American wide receiver James Ricardo Miller for the 2015 season of the Torneio Touchdown, in Brazil. The athlete is 23 years old, 1.93m and 102kg. Miller played for the Michigan Wolverines in the Big 10 of NCAA.

James is NFL free agent and maintains fixed the goal to play the biggest league in the world. Therefore, he wants to stay in Brazil during rest of the year maintaining a high level of performance and fitness to stand again in the United States next season.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Juventude mind that there are a number of technical observers of NFL teams and publicists are already in contact with the club to accompany the athlete’s performance during his trip to Brazil.

“The Alviverde (a nickname which means Green and White in English) team undertook in updating his every step here in Caxias do Sul, so that the athlete can keep remembered in the country of origin, due to all the interest aroused during his years of high school and college.”


Miller as Wolverine. Photo Miller's Facebook Profile

Miller as Wolverine.

Miller was Wolverines player for three seasons, from 2010 to 2012. As a freshman, Ricardo made his debut on special teams against Massachusetts. The following year, as a sophomore, the wide receiver won the Sugar Bowl, where he played in eight games, two of them as tight end second string. In his final season, he served only five meetings as part of the ST.

In 2009, during Pioneer High School, Miller has captured 35 passes for 669yds and scored ten touchdowns.

James was born in Hampton, Virginia, on April 2nd, 1992.

Journalist at Futebol Americano Brasil and American Football International. Post graduated in Digital Journalism at Famecos/PUCRS. Former multimedia producer of Locast Project MIT/USA. Former player of Porto Alegre Pumpkins.