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Elmer "Rollie" Miles*

  • Categories: Athlete,  Football,  In Memory
  • City or Town: Edmonton
  • Year Inducted: 1980
  • Gender: Male
  • First name: Elmer "Rollie"
  • Last Name: Miles*
  • Death: August 17, 1995
  • In Memory Category: Athlete, Football

Biography

"Rollie" Miles played football for the Edmonton Eskimos for ten years, starting with them in 1951. He won the Sharp-MacNeil Trophy for the most valuable Eskimo in 1951, 1952, and 1953. He was a major factor in the Edmonton Eskimos Grey Cup victories in 1954, 1955, and 1956. "Rollie" Miles was selected to the Western Conference All-Star Team eight times. He set records for pass catches and led the Conference in touchdowns.

Since Induction:

  • 1980 - Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • 1983 - Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour - #18 Jersey
  • 2006 - Made TSN's list of the CFL's Top 50 players at #48.
  • In his honour, the City of Edmonton renamed the South Side Athletic Grounds, the Rollie Miles Athletic Park.