Inside The Bills

Van Miller’s storied career

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on May 18, 2014 – 11:46 am

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The 2014 Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame inductee Van Miller began his career in broadcasting calling high school football games for $7 each. From there through his retirement as the Voice of the Bills, here is a brief timeline of his career:

1955 – Miller came to Buffalo when the WBEN Radio and Television Network offered him a job as a fill-in summer replacement.

July 30, 1960 – He made his debut as the Voice of the Bills calling the first ever Bills game at War Memorial Stadium.

December 26, 1964 – Called the Bills AFL Championship win over the San Diego Chargers.

December 26, 1965 – Called the second Bills AFL Championship win over the San Diego Charrs.

1971-1977 – Miller took a seven-season hiatus to call games for the NBA Buffalo Braves, the only time Bills fans wouldn’t hear his voice on the broadcast until his retirement.

January 3, 1993 – He called the Greatest Comeback Game as the Bills recovered from a 32-point deficit to beat the Houston Oilers in the first round of the playoffs.

1998 – Inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

1999 – Inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

2002 – Inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.

2003 – Miller retired as the Voice of the Bills after 37 years calling games for the team.

2004 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame presented Miller with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

2014 – Selected as the 2014 Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame inductee.


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