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26. Wayne Millner

Wayne Millner was a star of some phenomenal Notre Dame teams, and in 1936, the Boston Redskins took him in the Eighth Round of the NFL Draft.

 

Millner was an all-purpose End, and while the air game was not a huge part yet of American Football, his six consecutive years of 200 Yards (1936-41) were more than respectable.  Millner aided the Redskins in winning their first ever NFL Championship in 1937.  After 1941, Millner was in the U.S. Military for three years and returned to Washington for a final season as a player.

Millner was named to the 1930s All-Decade Team, and in 1968, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in the same group as his legendary teammate, Cliff Battles.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 8th Round, 65th Overall in the NFL Draft 2/8/36.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1945 Season.

  • Games Played: 76
  • Notable Statistics:

    52 Games Started
    124 Receptions
    1,578 Receiving Yards
    12 Receiving Touchdowns
    14 Rushing Attempts
    62 Rushing Yards

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Champion (1937)

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