Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has averaged just over 53 catches a season so far during his 10 years in the league and he’ll need that amount plus 15 more in 2015 to hit 600 for his career.
Last year, Miller, who will turn 33 in October, caught 66 passes and that was just 10 short of his single-season high mark of 76 that he established in 2009. It should be noted, however, that the usually sure-handed Miller did have 6 drops last season.
While it’s probably unlikely that Miller will catch 68 passes in 2015, it’s not an unattainable number by any stretch of the imagination and especially when you consider that the Steelers other offensive weapons should have defenses scrambling when it comes to picking their poison.
If Miller is able to match his career reception percentage of 71.5 in 2015, he’ll need to be targeted 96 times in 16 games to hit 600 receptions for his career.
Barring an early season-ending injury in 2015, Miller will assuredly pass Steelers Hall of Fame wide receiver John Stallworth on the all-time franchise reception list. He needs only six more receptions to achieve that milestone and will then be in second place behind only wide receiver Hines Ward.
As far as the all-time tight end reception list goes, Miller needs just 16 catches in 2015 to move into seventh place.