March 29, 1902|
July 28, 1979 (aged 77)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1925–1928||Georgia Tech (backfield)|
|1929–1932||Ohio State (backfield)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
National Champion 1924
College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1970 (profile)
Don "Midnight" Miller (March 29, 1902 – July 28, 1979) was an American football player and coach. He was one of the famous "Four Horsemen" of the University of Notre Dame's backfield in 1924, when the Fighting Irish won the 1924 National Title. Miller was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.
Miller's three brothers attended Notre Dame before him. The most famous of these being Red Miller, captain of the 1909 squad.
Notre Dame head coach Knute Rockne called Miller "the greatest open field runner I ever had."
In 2002, the NCAA published "NCAA Football's Finest," researched and compiled by the NCAA Statistics Service. For Miller they published the following statistics:
After his playing career, he coached at several colleges, including Georgia Tech.
He also became the head football coach of St. Xavier High School of Louisville, Kentucky in 1934.
He eventually decided to quit coaching and pick up his career in law, in which he was successful in the Cleveland area. In 1925, he played professional football for the then-independent Hartford Blues.
On February 5, 1957, Miller appeared on To Tell the Truth.