Creighton “Cotton” Miller

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A consensus All-American halfback for Notre Dame’s national championship team of 1943, Miller was inducted into the first class (1976) of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in a return to the city
of his high school (Alexis I. du Pont) exploits. Irish Coach Frank Leahy called Miller “the best halfback I ever saw”. While he was at Notre Dame, the team was 23-3-3. Creighton was one of 11 players
named to the “College Football Hall of Fame”. After serving as a Yale assistant coach, Miller served as legal counsel for the National Football League’s Players’ Association for 11 years and was
assistant coach and attorney for the Cleveland Browns during their formative years.



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