Bob Miller (American football)

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Bob Miller
No. 74
Bob Miller - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Miller on a 1952 Bowman football card
Born: (1929-12-11)December 11, 1929
Norwalk, Connecticut
Died: August 7, 2006(2006-08-07) (aged 76)
Clarkston, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Virginia
NFL draft 1952 / Round: 5/ Pick 58
Career history
As player
1952–1958 Detroit Lions

Robert Marguesse Miller (December 11, 1929 - August 7, 2006) was an American football offensive/defensive tackle with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1952 to 1958.

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, he attended the University of Virginia, which finished 8-1 and ranked 13th in the Associated Press poll in his final year in 1951.

After being selected by Detroit in the 1952 NFL Draft, he was on the teams which won NFL championships in 1952, 1953 and 1957, and also the team which lost the title game in 1954. He was selected an all-conference defensive tackle in 1956 by The Sporting News. After retiring from football, he was the president and owner of Cavalier Manufacturing. In the 1970s he became a licensed horse trainer, breeder and owner of thoroughbred racing stable Del-Rob Farm along with his wife Delphine (the Del in Del-Rob).

He died of cancer at age 76 in Clarkston, Michigan.[1]

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.


  1. ^ "Former Lions player Bob Miller dies at 76". Associated Press. August 8, 2006. Retrieved October 13, 2009. 

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