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John Miller
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Offensive tackle
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1934-02-01) February 1, 1934 (age 85)
Place of birth: Lowell, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 9 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 1956 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1960 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     41
Safeties     1
Stats at NFL.com

John Joseph Miller (born February 1, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is a former American football offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers.

NFL careerEdit

Johnny Miller was listed at 6'-5" and 253 lbs as a special team's punt and kick returner, in the Right Tackle position. He also lined up as Tackle, Defensive Tackle, and Defensive End for the Redskins for three seasons.[1]

In 1960, Miller was traded to Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers where he played just five games and finished his NFL career.

College yearsEdit

He played college football at Boston College from 1952 to 1955, as a four-year starter as Offensive Tackle, where he played shoulder-to-shoulder with Center Frank Morze and Guard Henry O'Brien as the main blockers for team captain Joe Johnson.

Miller's Sophomore year, he earned the O'Melia Award for outstanding player in the BC-Holy Cross game, the only offensive tackle to ever do so.[2]

  • vs Clemson 14 - 14 T Sep 26
  • at LSU 6 - 42 L Oct 3
  • vs Villanova 7 - 15 L Oct 11
  • at Fordham 20 - 13 W Oct 16
  • at Xavier 31 - 14 W Oct 25
  • vs Richmond 0 - 14 L Oct 31
  • vs Wake Forest 20 - 7 W Nov 7
  • Detroit Mercy 33 - 20 W Nov 15
  • vs Holy Cross 6 - 0 W Nov 28

In 1954, Miller's Junior Year, the Eagles went 8-1[3]

  • 9/25 @ Detroit Mercy (2-7) W 12 7
  • 10/2 @ Temple (non-IA) W 12 9
  • 10/9 vs. Virginia Military Institute (4-6) W 44 0
  • 10/16 vs. Fordham (1-7-1) W 21 7 @ New York, NY
  • 10/23 vs. Springfield (non-IA) W 42 6
  • 10/31 vs. Xavier (non-IA) L 14 19
  • 11/5 @ Marquette (3-5-1) W 13 7
  • 11/13 vs. Boston University (7-2) W 7 6
  • 11/27 vs. Holy Cross (3-7) W 31 13 @ Boston, MA

1955, Miller's Senior year he was elected team captain, and earned All-American honors as the Eagles went 5-2-1[4]

  • Brandeis University 27 - 0 W Sep 24
  • vs Villanova 28 - 14 W Oct 8
  • Detroit Mercy 23 - 0 W Oct 15
  • Marquette 13 - 13 T Oct 21
  • at Xavier 12 - 19 L Oct 29
  • at Miami 7 - 14 L Nov 4
  • at BU 40 - 12 W Nov 12
  • vs Holy Cross 26 - 7 W Nov 26

He played in the North-South Shrine Game and The Senior Bowl just before he was drafted in the ninth round of the 1955 NFL Draft.

Later yearsEdit

In 1992, Miller was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame.[5]

ReferencesEdit

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