10 Facts About Wayne Millner


Wayne Millner played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.


Wayne Millner played high school football at Salem High School, where he earned All-State honors in football during each of his four seasons of play.


Wayne Millner attended and played college football at the University of Notre Dame from 1933 through 1935.


Wayne Millner was drafted in the eighth round of the 1936 NFL Draft by the Boston Redskins, with head coach Ray Flaherty seeing him as a major component to winning a league championship.


Wayne Millner played a big role in the victory, catching touchdown passes of 55 and 78 yards from Sammy Baugh.


Wayne Millner entered the United States Navy during World War II and after three years away, returned to the Redskins for one final season in 1945 before retiring.


In 1968, Wayne Millner was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, becoming only the third Notre Dame player to earn the honor.


In 1951, he was hired as an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles under Bo McMillin, but when McMillin was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, Wayne Millner was elevated to interim head coach.


Wayne Millner resigned prior to the start of the 1952 NFL season, citing health problems.


Wayne Millner returned to coaching one final time when he served one year as an assistant with the World Football League's Florida Blazers under former Redskin Jack Pardee in 1974.