Sunday, July 6, 2014

1964 Profile: Bill Miller

Split End
No. 81
Miami
"Holder of the Bill record for most pass receptions in a season, Bill Miller hopes to set a new mark in his second season. Until injured late last year, he was leading the league in pass catching but still finished with a club record of 69, fourth in the AFL, for 860 yards and three touchdowns.
Out of the University of Miami (Florida), he was an All-America selection as George Mira's favorite pass receiver. With good speed and good moves, he appears to have all the requirements necessary for stardom."

-Dave Anderson, Pro Football Handbook 1964

"An ankle injury in '63 might have kept Bill Miller from leading the AFL in pass receiving. He was first in the reception tables when forced from the lineup but still managed to finish No. 4 in the loop with 69 catches, good for 860 yards.
Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, he spent '62 with the Texans as a flanker and didn't sparkle until moved to split end at Buffalo.
An All-AFL linebacker says Miller's moves are 'out of this world for a guy with such limited experience. He fakes with all parts of his body and uses his speed so well by never showing just how quick he can really move.'"

-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1964

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