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Bill Miller
No. 82, 81, 89
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1940-04-17) April 17, 1940 (age 83)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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
Receiving yards:1879
Player stats at

William Joseph Miller (born April 17, 1940) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for six seasons in the American Football League (AFL). He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes. He played in the AFL for the Dallas Texans (1962), the Buffalo Bills (1963), and the Oakland Raiders (1964–1968).

Early life and education

Miller was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1940. He attended the University of Miami, where he played college football for the Miami Hurricanes. At the University of Miami, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Professional football

Miller launched his professional football career with the Dallas Texans in 1962.

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 in 1969, the only scores from quarterback Daryle Lamonica in the Oakland Raiders' 33-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Miller's five catches led all receivers in the game.

Post-NFL life

After he retired, Miller served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Bills for three seasons. He also worked at Hutchinson Central Technical High School as a substitute teacher. 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]

See also


  1. ^ "One-time Super Bowl star now plays a different game in St. Augustine".