Barron Miles, who carved out a highly successful career in the Canadian Football League after starring on a national championship team at Nebraska, will be inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame.
Miles played 12 years in the CFL with Montreal and British Columbia, winning a Grey Cup with both the Alouettes and Lions. He had 66 interceptions and 13 blocked kicks over his career, and was a six-time CFL all-star.
The announcement was made Wednesday night in Winnipeg during CFL Week, and the induction ceremony for Miles and four other former players will be Sept. 15 at the CFL Hall of Fame game in Hamilton, Ontario.
“The work I put in over the years, I always wanted to be known as one of the top DBs in the league and when anyone talks about great DBs, I want my name to come up,” Miles said.
Miles was a two-time All-Big Eight cornerback at Nebraska, and part of the Huskers’ 1994 national championship team as a senior. He was a sixth-round NFL draft pick by Pittsburgh in 1995, and tried the NFL and NFL Europe before heading to the CFL in 1998.
Miles, from Roselle, New Jersey, is currently the defensive backs coach with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.