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USC statistician Miller, 73, dies

Ned Miller, USC's official statistician for 54 years, died Sunday at his home in Northridge after a fight with cancer, the school announced Monday.

Miller, 73, is survived by his wife, Lori, his seven children and 10 grandchildren. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Miller began working stats at the Coliseum press box in 1956 and became the head statistician in 1975. He also did stats for UCLA (from 1978 to 1988), for the Los Angeles Rams and for the Southern California Suns of the World Football League. He worked five Super Bowls.

Mark Saxon covers USC for ESPNLosAngeles.com.