Allen Miller (American football)

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Allen Miller
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1940-04-18) April 18, 1940 (age 78)
Fostoria, Ohio, USA
Career information
College: Ohio
NFL Draft: 1962  / Round: 17 / Pick: 225
AFL draft: 1962  / Round: 17 / Pick: 133
(By the New York Titans)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:25
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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 Team field sport

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.

Linebacker defensive position in American football

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".

National Football League Professional American football league

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. [1] [2] [3]

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.

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