The New England Free Jacks signed Jack Miller to the squad for the 2021 season of Major League Rugby. The 22-year-old back row is 6’1″ and 205 lbs.
Jack is from Hong Kong and began playing rugby when he was 10 years old with the Valley Fort Rugby Football Club. Jack continued with the Essex Bulldogs, which are part of Massachusetts Youth Rugby and also represented Brookline High School and his performance led to his inclusion in the Boys High School All-American Camp in 2013.
He attended the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016-2020 and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Community Engagement, and Leadership. He also has a study abroad experience in London and while there, played with the armature side of the London Scottish Lions.
While at Colorado, he earned Rookie of the Year honors and represented the USA in Under-19’s and U-20’s national teams. In Spring 2018 he played for the Glendale U23 team, as well as for the Glendale Raptors against the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans. In 2018 he attended the Collegiate All-American Camp and in 2019 was a Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention.
New England Free Jacks Comments
“We are excited to get Jack back home. He has ties to Boston and brings a work ethic and breakdown specialty that will add a lot to our current roster,” commented James Willocks, Free Jacks Technical Advisor and former Men’s Collegiate All American Head Coach. “It’s exciting to see the development of a local player make the jump to MLR and we hope to further that growth for players like Jack.”
Jack will join the exciting draft selections from the 2020 graduating class.