Barron Miles

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Barron Miles
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of birth: (1972-01-01) January 1, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Roselle, New Jersey
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): Defensive backs coach
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 7 / Pick: 199
Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Organizations
As coach:
20102011
2012–present
BC Lions (Defensive Assistant)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (DB coach)
As player:
1997
19982004
20052009
Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE)
Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
BC Lions (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
CFL East All-Star: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
CFL West All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Awards: 1998 Frank M. Gibson Trophy
2002 James P. McCaffrey Trophy
2004 Tom Pate Memorial Award
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Barron Miles (born January 1, 1972 in Roselle, New Jersey) is a retired professional Canadian football player who played for 12 years in the Canadian Football League. He is currently the defensive backs coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Miles finished his career tied for second all-time in career interceptions with 66 and as the all-time leader in blocked kicks with 13.

College football career[edit]

One of the top cornerbacks and special teams players in school history at the University of Nebraska, Barron Miles helped Nebraska win the 1994 NCAA college football national championship, and deliver Tom Osborne's first national title. He earned All-Big Eight honors in 1993 and 1994 and ranks among NU’s all-time top 10 in pass breakups. He also blocked a school-record seven punts during his career.

Professional football career[edit]

Miles was drafted by the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995, but failed to make the team after suffering a serious knee injury in a preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills during his rookie season. He was assigned to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa in 1997.

Miles joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1998, and made an immediate impact, winning the CFL East Division Rookie of the Year Award. Miles played 7 seasons with Montreal, and was named a CFL All-Star 3 times (1999, 2000, 2002) during his tenure as a Lark.

In 2005, Miles signed with the BC Lions as a free agent, and started 17 of 18 games for the Lions at safety missing only one game due to injury. Miles was named to the 2005 CFL West Division All-Star team as a defensive back and led the Lions with 6 interceptions (4th in the CFL).

In 2006, Miles led the CFL in interceptions with 10, for 206 return yards, and 2 touchdowns. During a 2006 CFL All-Star season, Miles recorded 39 defensive tackles, four pass knockdowns, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Miles also notched one defensive tackle, a blocked kick, and a quarterback sack in the Lions' CFL West Division Championship game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, as well as three defensive tackles in the Lions' 25-14 Grey Cup Championship victory over Miles' old team, the Montreal Alouettes.

On August 7, 2009, Miles became the CFL's career leader for blocked kicks (13) with a blocked extra point against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Miles is a 5-time CFL All-Star at the defensive back position and finished his career with 66 interceptions.

Miles was also a defensive back coach for the Senior Varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers during the 2009 season.

Personal life[edit]

Miles has a wife Jennifer and three children: Raven, Barron Jr. and Ava.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barron Miles announces retirement". The Globe & Mail. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-18.