Fred Miller (defensive lineman)

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Fred Miller
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Miller playing for the Colts in Super Bowl III
Date of birth (1940-08-08) August 8, 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Homer, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
College LSU
AFL draft 1962 / Round: 26 / Pick: 201
NFL draft 1962 / Round: 7 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player
19631972 Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played 133
Games started 44
Fumble Recoveries 10

Fred David Miller (born August 8, 1940) was an 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.


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