Jim Mills (gridiron football)

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Jim Mills
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Born: (1961-09-23) September 23, 1961 (age 59)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) OT
College Hawaii
High school Richmond
CFL draft 1983 / Round: Territorial exemption
Drafted by BC Lions
NFL draft 1983 / Round: 9 / Pick: 225
Drafted by Indianapolis Colts
Career history
As player
1983–1984 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
19861993 BC Lions
1994 Ottawa Rough Riders
1995 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1988, 1990, 1991
CFL West All-Star 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Awards 1990 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
1991 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Career stats

James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961) is a former gridiron football offensive lineman.

After graduating from Richmond Senior Secondary School in 1979, he played for the University of Hawaii before playing 2 years in the National Football League for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. While attending the University, Jim was trained in powerlifting by strength mentor Karl Holfeld. After his NFL career he headed to the Canadian Football League, where he played numerous seasons including with his hometown team the BC Lions. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Upon retirement, Mills credited former Hawaii teammate Nick Castrow for his success. "Nick had that rare combination of power and quickness not often seen. And yet he was the hardest worker I ever saw. I always strove to be more like Nick"

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