Former Utah State Football Great Clark Miller Passes Away
Nov. 5, 2008
LOGAN, Utah - Former Utah State football standout Clark Miller passed away in his home state of California on Wednesday surrounded by family and friends.
Miller was a standout tackle for Utah State during the 1960 and 1961 seasons as he helped the Aggies to a combined 18-3-1 (.841) record, two Skyline Eight Championships, and back-to-back bowl appearances as USU played New Mexico State in the 1960 Sun Bowl and Baylor in the 1961 Gotham Bowl. Utah State finished the 1961 season ranked 10th in the nation in the final Associated Press poll.
As a senior in 1961, Miller earned all-Skyline Eight Conference honors playing along side All-American Merlin Olsen. He transferred to USU after earning All-America honors at Oakland (Calif.) Junior College.
Following his collegiate career, Miller was drafted in the fifth round of the 1961 National Football League Draft by San Francisco and played for the 49ers from 1962-68. He then spent the 1969 season with the Washington Redskins and the 1970 campaign with the Los Angeles Rams.
Miller was inducted into the Utah State Hall of Fame in 1995 along with Tony Adams (football), Jay Don Blake (golf), Karolyn Kirby (volleyball), Bill Staley (football), Conley Watts (men's basketball), and Glen Worthington (football, men's basketball, track).