Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Fred Miller

Fred Miller

Details

  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Notre Dame
  • High School: Kansas City, KS (St. Mark's HS) Milwaukee, WI (Country Day), (University)
  • Years: 1926-1928
  • Inducted: 1985
  • Place of Birth: Milwaukee, WI
  • Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1906
  • Place of Death: Milwaukee, WI
  • Date of Death: Dec 17, 1954
  • Jersey Number: 44
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 195

Member Biography

A native of Milwaukee, Fred Miller was the grandson of the founder of the Miller Brewing Company. The qualities which later made Fred a great business executive were already evident when he entered Notre Dame in 1925, and they were quickly recognized by the immortal Knute Rockne. It was under Rockne's tutelage that the 6-1, 195-pounder came to his gridiron peak, earning All-America mention in 1927, and again in 1928, and achieving the ultimate Notre Dame football honor by being named captain of the 1928 team. His quest for perfection was not limited to the gridiron. During his years at Notre Dame he coupled athletic prowess with academic proficiency and established the highest scholastic average of any monogram winner. Miller was involved in real estate, lumber, and investments before becoming president of the Miller Brewing Company. In 1954, he and his son, Fred Jr., were killed in an airplane crash. Miller was 48 years old. He was survived by his wife, six daughters and a son.