Thomas Miles (Canadian football)

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Thomas Miles
No. 52     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Born: (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 28)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
StatusActive
CFL status National
Position(s) Linebacker
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
University Manitoba
CFL draft 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 33
Drafted by Toronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
20142016 Toronto Argonauts
2017–present Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Thomas Miles (born July 31, 1992) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted in the fourth round, 33rd overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2014 CFL Draft. [1] He played CIS football for the Manitoba Bisons.

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Professional career

Toronto Argonauts

Miles was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts with the 33rd pick in the 2014 CFL Draft. [1] He played in 40 games over three years with the Argonauts, including eight starts at linebacker. He registered 58 defensive tackles, 16 special teams tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble over his tenure with the Argonauts. [2] He was released by the Argonauts on March 2, 2017. [3]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Two days after his release, Miles signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on March 4, 2017. [2] He played in all 18 regular season games and the West Semi-Final in 2017, recording five defensive tackles and 14 special teams tackles. In 2018, he was again featured primarily on special teams, playing in 18 regular season games and two post-season games, where he had four defensive tackles and 12 special teams tackles.

During the 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season, Miles once again played in all 18 regular season games and both playoff games, where he recorded four defensive tackles and eight special teams tackles. He was also featured as a long snapper for the first time in his professional career following an injury to Chad Rempel during the Labour Day Classic game. [4] Miles played in his first Grey Cup game on November 24, 2019 and won his first championship following the Blue Bombers' victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 107th Grey Cup game. During the follow off-season, he signed a one-year contract extension on February 11, 2020. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Argos LB Thomas Miles extends stay in Toronto through 2017". argonauts.ca. December 24, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Bombers sign former Bison Miles". cfl.ca. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  3. "Argos sign former Niner Kendall Hunter". cfl.ca. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  4. "BOMBSHELLS: Bombers OL Hardrick honours injured teammates during practice". Winnipeg Sun. September 4, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
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