Barron Miles

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Barron Miles
Montreal Alouettes
Born: (1972-01-01) January 1, 1972 (age 49)
Roselle, New Jersey
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) Defensive coordinator
Defensive backs coach
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight182 lb (83 kg)
College Nebraska
High school Roselle (NJ) Abraham Clark
NFL draft 1995 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As coach
20102011 BC Lions
(Defensive Assistant)
20122014 Saskatchewan Roughriders
(Defensive backs coach)
2015 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
(Defensive backs coach)
20162019 Edmonton Eskimos
(DB/Player Development coach)
2020 Montreal Alouettes
(DB/Passing game coordinator)
2021–present Montreal Alouettes
(Defensive coordinator/DB)
As player
1995 Pittsburgh Steelers*
1997 Frankfurt Galaxy
19982004 Montreal Alouettes
20052009 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
CFL East All-Star 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
CFL West All-Star 20052009
Awards 1998 Frank M. Gibson Trophy
2002 James P. McCaffrey Trophy
2004 Tom Pate Memorial Award
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Barron Miles (born January 1, 1972) is a former professional Canadian football player who played for 12 years in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is currently the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Montreal Alouettes. Miles finished his career tied for second all-time in career interceptions with 66 and as the all-time leader in blocked kicks with 13. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Raised in Roselle, New Jersey, Miles played prep football on both offense and defence at Abraham Clark High School. [1]

College football career

One of the top cornerbacks and special teams players in school history at the University of Nebraska, Barron Miles helped Nebraska win the 1994 NCAA college football national championship, and deliver Tom Osborne's first national title. He earned All-Big Eight honors in 1993 and 1994 and ranks among NU's all-time top 10 in pass breakups. He also blocked a school-record seven punts during his career.

Professional football career

Miles was drafted by the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995, but failed to make the team after suffering a serious knee injury in a preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills during his rookie season. He was assigned to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa in 1997.

Miles joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1998, and made an immediate impact, winning the CFL East Division Rookie of the Year Award. Miles played seven seasons with Montreal, and was named a CFL All-Star three times (1999, 2000, 2002) during his tenure as a Lark.

In 2005, Miles signed with the BC Lions as a free agent, and started 17 of 18 games for the Lions at safety missing only one game due to injury. Miles was named to the 2005 CFL West Division All-Star team as a defensive back and led the Lions with six interceptions (4th in the CFL).

In 2006, Miles led the CFL in interceptions with 10, for 206 return yards, and two touchdowns. During a 2006 CFL All-Star season, Miles recorded 39 defensive tackles, four pass knockdowns, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Miles also notched one defensive tackle, a blocked kick, and a quarterback sack in the Lions' CFL West Division Championship game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, as well as three defensive tackles in the Lions' 25-14 Grey Cup Championship victory over Miles' old team, the Montreal Alouettes.

On August 7, 2009, Miles became the CFL's career leader for blocked kicks (13) with a blocked extra point against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Miles is a five-time CFL All-Star at the defensive back position and finished his career with 66 interceptions.

Miles was also a defensive back coach for the Senior Varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers during the 2009 season.

Personal life

Miles and his wife Jennifer have three children: Raven, Barron Jr. and Ava. [2]

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References

  1. Bauer, Will. "Former Husker football player to be in CFL Hall of Fame", The Daily Nebraskan , April 2, 2018. Accessed December 19, 2019. "Former Nebraska football head coach Frank Solich found Miles, a native of Roselle, New Jersey, at just 140 pounds and playing both quarterback and defense at Abraham Clark High School. He impressed Solich with his determination and grit in a high school playoff loss in 1989."
  2. "Barron Miles announces retirement". The Globe and Mail . Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-18.