Former Lions player Bob Miller dies at 76

CLARKSTON, Mich. -- Bob Miller, a defensive tackle on the
Detroit Lions' powerhouse teams that won three NFL titles in the
1950s, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 76.

Miller died Monday, said an official from Lewis E. Wint Funeral
Home in Clarkston, where Miller lived.

The Lions drafted Miller in the fifth round out of Virginia in
1952. He played seven seasons in Detroit and was on NFL
championship teams in 1952, '53 and '57. He retired after the 1958

Miller also was a big winner and prominent official in
thoroughbred racing, The Detroit News reported. He got involved in
racing in 1980, obtaining a trainer's license at the old Detroit
Race Course in Livonia. He and his wife, Delphine, formed the
DelRob Stables.

The Millers had 870 winners out of 4,790 starts, including 59
stakes winners.

Services will be held Friday at the funeral home.