|Born:||April 18, 1940|
Fostoria, Ohio, USA
|NFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 17 / Pick: 225|
|AFL draft:|| 1962 / Round: 17 / Pick: 133|
(By the New York Titans)
|Career NFL statistics|
Allen Miller (born April 18, 1940) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins during the 1962 and 1963 seasons. He played college football at Ohio University and was drafted in the 17th round of the 1962 NFL Draft. Miller was also selected in the 17th round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the New York Titans. He later played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1964 to 1968, mostly with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and earned an All-Star Team nomination in 1965.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
A linebacker is a playing position in American football and Canadian football. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen, and therefore "back up the line". Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two-point stance".
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
Miller's son is former Blue Bomber player and current President and Chief Operating Officer Wade Miller. Another son, Ritchie, works as an on-field official for the CFL.
Wade Miller is a retired professional Canadian football player and the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
An official in Canadian football is a person who has responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game, like their counterparts in the American game.
Harry Peter "Bud" Grant Jr. is a former head coach and player of American football, Canadian football, and a former basketball player in the NBA. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for eighteen seasons; he was the team's second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach. Before coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ten seasons, winning the Grey Cup four times. Grant is the most successful coach in Vikings history, and the third most successful professional football coach overall, with a combined 290 wins in the NFL and CFL. Grant was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He was the first coach in the history of professional football to guide teams to the Grey Cup and the Super Bowl.
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Gavin Walls is a professional American football player, who most recently played with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The 2009 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season was the 52nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 77th overall. The Blue Bombers were in the playoff hunt until the last game of the season, at home, against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but lost the game and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2005, finishing the season with a disappointing 7–11 record.
Steven Jyles is a former professional Canadian football quarterback. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2006. He played college football for Louisiana–Monroe. Jyles was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts, and BC Lions.
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Cory Watson is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted ninth overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2010 CFL Draft and played for five seasons with the club, three seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos and spent the 2018 season with the BC Lions. He played CIS football for the Concordia Stingers.
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