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Jim Mills bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Jim Mills

Playing Career

BC Lions
1986 - 1993, 1995

Ottawa Rough Riders

Awards and Honours

All-Western Offensive Tackle
1988, 1990 - 1993 (5)

All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1988, 1990, 1991 (3)

DeMarco-Beckett trophy
1990, 1991 (2)

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1990, 1991 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1988 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 144 games.

Jim Mills attended the University of Hawaii. After a brief career in the National Football League (NFL), Mills was signed as free agent with the BC Lions in 1986, where he played the final nine games of the season.

In 1988, Mills missed the last seven games of the season due to a knee injury. Despite his injury he was named an all-western and an all-Canadian all-star for that year.

During the 1991 season, the BC Lions offensive line anchored by Mills allowed a league low of 30 sacks. For his performance Mills won the most outstanding offensive lineman for the second year in a row. In 1993, Mills was named to a western all-star for the fifth time, and for the fourth year in a row. During this season he also recorded one fumble recovery.

Mills went to the Ottawa Rough Riders as a free agent in 1994. After one year with Ottawa, Mills returned to the BC Lions in 1995.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009 as a player.

Class of 2009

AG AnselmoAlondra JohnsonJim MillsRudolph PhillipsGlen Weir

Football Reporters of Canada

Paul McLean

Mills, Jim
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