|Born||May 3, 1889|
Tonawanda, New York
|Died||January 9, 1987 (aged 97)|
|Head coaching record|
William Blake Miller (May 3, 1889 – January 9, 1987) was an American football player and coach.
Miller played college football at Michigan Agricultural College (now known as Michigan State University) from 1912 to 1915. He was selected as the captain of the 1915 team and a first-team end on the 1914 All-Western college football team. In November 1915, Miller was declared ineligible to compete further in intercollegiate athletics after it was revealed that he had played in two professional football games with the Detroit Heralds.
After leaving college, Miller served as the head coach of the Central Michigan Chippewas football team in 1916 and compiled a 1–5 record. In 1919, he returned to Michigan Agricultural College as an assistant coach responsible for the backfield.
Miller also played professional football in the first two seasons of the National Football League (NFL). He appeared in two games for the Detroit Heralds in 1920 and in three games for the Detroit Tigers in 1921.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Central Michigan Normalites (Independent) (1917)|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ Walter Camp, ed. (1915). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1915. American Sports Publishing Company. pp. 27, 29. https://books.google.com/books?id=omLzAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ↑ "Blake Miller and De Prato Under Ban". Detroit Free Press: p. 12. November 17, 1915. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3544537/blake_miller_and_de_prato_under_the_ban/.
- ↑ "Blake Miller Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1622. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- ↑ "'Blake' Miller New Addition: Former M. A. C. Star to Round Out Gridiron Tutors Staff for Aggies' Eleven". Detroit Free Press: p. 18. October 1, 1919. https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/freep/doc/566449093.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Oct+1%2C+1919&author=Special+to+The+Free+Press&pub=Detroit+Free+Press+%281858-1922%29&edition=&startpage=&desc=%27BLAKE%27+MILLER+NEW+ADDITION.
- ↑ "Blake Miller". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MillBl20.htm. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- ↑ "Spartan Great Miller Dies of Injuries". The Argus-Press: p. 10. January 10, 1987. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LUclAAAAIBAJ&sjid=easFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5676,715435&dq=blake+miller+michigan+state+died&hl=en.
- ↑ "A Look At Blake Miller". Michigan State University. October 24, 2005. http://www.msuspartans.com/genrel/102405aaa.html.