Barron Miles, #31
Barron Miles was a standout defensive back out of University of Nebraska, with whom he won the 1994 NCAA national championship. He joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1998 and enjoyed a stellar 12-year CFL career.
The Roselle, NJ native spent seven seasons in Montreal, earning four East Division All-Star nods (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003) and three CFL All-Star honours (1999, 2000 and 2002). Miles was recognized as a league All-Star six times at two different positions and won Grey Cups with both the Alouettes (2002) and B.C. Lions (2006). He was an eight-time CFLPA All-Star (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009).
In total, he played 189 regular season games and 13 more in the playoffs, winning two Grey Cups (2002, 2006) and participating in two more with the Alouettes (2000, 2003).
He retired with 66 career interceptions, tied for second-most in league history, and is the CFL’s all-time leader with 13 blocked kicks, holding the all-time franchise marks for both the Alouettes (seven) and Lions (six). His 980 interception return yards are sixth-best in CFL history.
He received the Frank M. Gibson Trophy as the East Division Most Outstanding Rookie in 1998 and the James P. McCaffrey Trophy as the East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2002. In 2004, the CFL Players Association honoured Miles with the Tom Pate Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service. Since retiring as a player, Miles has made coaching stints with the Lions, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos, earning two more Grey Cup rings as a coach. Miles is currently part of the Edmonton Eskimos coaching staff.