|Date of birth:||January 7, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Waterford, Pennsylvania|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 4 / Pick 115|
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Brian Fitzsimons Milne (born January 7, 1973 in Waterford, Pennsylvania) was an American football fullback in the National Football League. Being drafted in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He was placed on waivers before the season started, later to be claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals where he saw little action carrying the ball, logging only 125 yards and 4 touchdowns over 4 seasons in Cincinnati. He was then released by the Bengals and picked up by the Seattle Seahawks.
He last played for the New Orleans Saints with whom he was a part of a play that will forever live in Saints history. In the 2000 wild card playoff game against the St. Louis Rams, Milne recovered the muffed punt off Az-Zahir Hakim with less than 2 minutes left to help the Saints record their first ever playoff win. Saints announcer Jim Henderson made his legendary call:
|“||Hakim drops the ball! Hakim drops the ball! Brian Milne might have fallen on it at the 10 yard line! It's the New Orleans Saints' football! Brian Milne, the most unlikely hero of them all, falls on the fumble, the muff by Hakim! There is a god after all!||”|
Milne enjoyed a fine career at Penn State University, where Head Coach Joe Paterno held a scholarship for Milne as he recovered from cancer treatments as a teenager. Milne's most outstanding game as a member of the Nittany Lions came in early November 1994 at Illinois, where he scored three touchdowns (including the game-winner) in Penn State's largest comeback victory under Paterno. Penn State went on to beat Oregon in the Rose Bowl to become the first Big Ten team to earn a 12-0 record, finishing second in the polls.
While at Penn State, Milne was also a member of the track & field team. He was a national class discus thrower. Milne threw the 2k discus over 63m/207' for an American Junior Record.
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