Today in Patriots History
Happy 84th birthday to Alan Miller
Born June 19, 1937 in Mount Kisco, New York
Patriot FB, 1960; uniform #32
The Milford CT native went to Boston College, where he was a two way starter at halfback and defensive back, and was a late draft pick by the Eagles in 1959. Alan Miller joined the Pats for their inaugural season and played in every game, leading the Pats in rushing and total yards from scrimmage, while also scoring four touchdowns. The Patriots traded him to Oakland for Babe Parilli, and in his first season with the Raiders he was named to the All Star team. Miller was a three-time captain with Oakland, while also pursuing a law degree from BU in the off season. He worked as the general counsel for the AFL and NFL player association from 1967 to 1972, and has represented many professional athletes as a lawyer for their sponsorship and personal service agreements. Miller also sits on the executive committee of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, and is on the board of directors for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Alan R. Miller, Class: 1959 Induction: 1988 Sport(s): Football - A highly-talented player, he was the Eagles' starting offensive and defensive halfback in each of
For more on his varied and interesting life, check out the bio from his law firm:
Mr. Miller and his law firm are considered one of the preeminent motorsports law firms in the United States. Mr. Miller acted as legal counsel for Nextel in connection with its sponsorship of the NASCAR Cup Series.
March 4, 2009:
Alan Miller, an attorney who earned his law degree in the offseason while playing fullback for the AFL's Boston Patriots and NFL's Oakland Raiders, represents
April 17, 2009:
A federal jury acquitted Indy race car champion Helio Castroneves on tax evasion charges Friday.
Today in Patriots History
Happy 46th birthday to Brandon Mitchell
Born June 19, 1975 in Abbeville, Louisiana
Patriot DE/NT, 1997-2001; uniform #98, #96
Pats 2nd round (59th overall) selection in the 1997 draft, from Texas A&M
Brandon Mitchell played in 62 games with 37 starts, plus five playoff games with the Patriots. As a rookie he was used mostly on special teams, but earned more playing time the following year. He was injured in week 7 of 1998 at Miami after a seven-tackle, one sack game against the Dolphins, which resulted in his landing on injured reserve. In 1999 Mitchell started every game at DE opposite Willie McGinest, with 48 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery. A leg injury in December of 2000 resulted in another season ending up on IR. In 2001 he was moved inside to nose tackle, playing in all 19 games.
Mitchell then signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent, playing three seasons with the Seahawks. In 2008 Mitchell was arrested for possession of cocaine and crystal meth with intent to distribute. He now works as an addiction and recovery counselor, while also serving as defensive line and track assistant high school coach back home in Louisiana.
Brandon Mitchell blocks a field goal in the 2001 AFCCG that would be returned for a TD, giving the Pats a 21-3 lead.
Mitchell proclaims his love for track, coaching profession.
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Abbeville’s own Brandon Mitchell is a New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, has a youth football league in Abbeville named after him for playing in the NFL for seven years, and now finds himself i
Brandon Mitchell @ Mitchell98: Former NFL defensive lineman now addiction & intervention coach and motivational speaker. From depths of addiction to mentor, coach & leader in the addiction & recovery industry.
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As a 2001 Super Bowl champion, Brandon understands the process for success. He also understands the struggle of addiction and how it can alter an individual’s path. Brandon’s journey into the counseling field is marked by numerous accomplishments and struggles. Retired after eight seasons in the NFL, Brandon began his journey. From the highs of sport accomplishments, Brandon has also experienced the lows addiction can bring to individuals. Through the process of recovery and hard work Brandon was a 2012 Olympic hopeful. From the peaks of being a champion to the lows of what addiction brings, Brandon understands the work it takes to succeed in life and in recovery.
Through this journey, Brandon has developed a deep passion for helping other individuals. He has dedicated his time to giving back to others in the community. He has given numerous talks on his recovery process to treatment centers and high schools throughout Louisiana. Brandon has also volunteered his time to local inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. As a Counselor in Training, Brandon brings his unique experience to the counseling arena and is able to inspire others with his story and passion for recovery.