Bill Miller (wide receiver)

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Bill Miller
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1940-04-17) April 17, 1940 (age 79)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1962  / Round: 3 / Pick: 30
AFL draft: 1962  / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:141
Receiving yards:1879
Touchdowns:10
Player stats at NFL.com

William Joseph Miller (born April 17, 1940) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL). He played six seasons for the Dallas Texans (1962), the Buffalo Bills (1963), and the Oakland Raiders (1964–1968). He is currently retired and living in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Career

Miller played in 66 games in his career, garnering 141 receptions for 1,879 yards and 10 touchdowns. In five career playoff games, he caught 9 passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Miller was 4th in receptions in 1963 with 69 catches, while being 7th in receiving yards with 860 and 8th in receiving yards per game at 61.4. He was named to the 2nd Team in the All-AFL level by the Associated Press that year. Miller caught two touchdown passes in Super Bowl II, the only scores from quarterback Daryle Lamonica in the Oakland Raiders' 33-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers that day in 1968. Miller's five catches led all receivers in the game.

Life after football

After he retired, he served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Bills for three seasons. He started up a sports bar and later an exotic dance club in Miami, called the Bird's Nest for several years. He is on the list of retired players that will receive brain testing for Alzheimer's disease, memory loss or dementia as part of the NFL plan to address injuries linked to concussions. He now resides in St. Augustine, Florida. [1]

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References

  1. http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/2016-02-06/story/one-time-super-bowl-star-now-plays-different-game-st-augustine