Bill Miklich
Date of birth: April 3, 1919
Place of birth: Greenwood, Wisconsin
Date of death: March 10, 2005(2005-03-10) (aged 85)
Place of death: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Career information
Position(s): Center, linebacker
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William John Miklich (April 3, 1919 – March 10, 2005) was an American football center and linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Idaho. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines.

Early life

Miklich attended West Allis High School in West Allis, Wisconsin where he was named All-Conference in 1938.[1] He also played quarterback and punter, and his coach Neil Gonyo described Miklich as the greatest fullback he ever coached at West Allis.[1] He became the starting fullback and linebacker for the University of Idaho.


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