William Miller (Canadian football)

William Edward Miller (January 3, 1957 – January 3, 2019) was a running back in the Canadian Football League.

William Miller
Born:January 3, 1957
Rison, Arkansas, U.S.
Died:January 3, 2019(2019-01-03) (aged 62)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Running Back
CollegeOuachita Baptist University
Career history
As player
1980–82Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1984Pittsburgh Maulers
1985Orlando Renegades
1986Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1980, 1982
Awards1980 Jackie Parker Trophy

Miller played his college football at Ouachita Baptist University from 1975 to 1978, where he rushed for 3813 career yards and was inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.

He joined the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1980, rushing for 1053 yards. He was named an all star and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.[1] He rushed for 684 yard in 1981 and 1076 yards in 1982, being named an all star in 1982. He played three seasons total with Winnipeg and totaled 21 touchdowns.

He moved to the United States Football League in 1984 with the Pittsburgh Maulers. After playing 1985 with the Orlando Renegades,[2] he returned to the CFL for one last season, playing 5 games with the Toronto Argonauts in 1986.[3] Miller died on his 62nd birthday, January 3, 2019, from cancer.[4][5]


  1. ^ Schenley presentations prove best in west
  2. ^ USFL/CFL players
  3. ^ 2009 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide
  4. ^ https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/01/04/remembering-william-miller/
  5. ^ "Obituary | William Miller of Little Rock | Brown Funeral Home". Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com. 1957-01-03. Retrieved 2019-01-06.