Fred Miller
Fred Miller crop (1986 Jeno
Miller playing for the Colts in Super Bowl III
Born: (1940-08-08) August 8, 1940 (age 81)
Homer, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
CollegeLSU
AFL draft1962 / Round: 26 / Pick: 201
NFL draft1962 / Round: 7 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player
19631972Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played133
Games started123
Fumble Recoveries10

Fred David Miller (born August 8, 1940) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League from 1963 through 1972. During that span, he appeared in 3 world championship games for the Baltimore Colts: the 1964 NFL championship game against the Browns, Super Bowl III against the Jets, and Super Bowl V against the Cowboys. He played college football at Louisiana State University.

Miller was born in Homer, Louisiana on August 8, 1940.[1] His father was a sharecropper.[2]

He graduated from Homer High School in his hometown in 1958.[2] A four-year football letterman, he mostly played center and tackle and was a starter in his last three years at the school.

With both the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) competing against each other to acquire the best available talent, Miller was picked in both drafts in 1962. He was selected by the NFL's Baltimore Colts in the 7th round (93rd overall) and the AFL's Oakland Raiders in the 26th round (201st overall).[3][4] He eventually signed with the Colts.

References

  1. ^ "Sargent, Jim. "Fred Miller, Defensive Tackle: From the 'Iron Men' of Homer, Louisiana, to the Super Bowl," The Coffin Corner, 2003" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  2. ^ a b Klingaman, Mike. "Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college," The Baltimore Sun, Sunday, July 24, 2011.
  3. ^ 1962 National Football League Draft – Pro Sports Transactions.
  4. ^ 1962 American Football League Draft – Pro Sports Transactions.