Former Lions player Bob Miller dies at 76
CLARKSTON, Mich. -- Bob Miller, a defensive tackle on the Detroit Lions' powerhouse teams that won three NFL titles in the 1950s, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 76.
Miller died Monday, said an official from Lewis E. Wint Funeral Home in Clarkston, where Miller lived.
The Lions drafted Miller in the fifth round out of Virginia in 1952. He played seven seasons in Detroit and was on NFL championship teams in 1952, '53 and '57. He retired after the 1958 season.
Miller also was a big winner and prominent official in thoroughbred racing, The Detroit News reported. He got involved in racing in 1980, obtaining a trainer's license at the old Detroit Race Course in Livonia. He and his wife, Delphine, formed the DelRob Stables.
The Millers had 870 winners out of 4,790 starts, including 59 stakes winners.
Services will be held Friday at the funeral home.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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