Jim Mills (gridiron football)

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Jim Mills
No. 76, 66
Born: (1961-09-23) September 23, 1961 (age 58)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)OT
CollegeHawaii
High schoolRichmond
CFL draft1983 / Round: Territorial exemption
Drafted byBC Lions
NFL draft1983 / Round: 9 / Pick: 225
Drafted byIndianapolis Colts
Career history
As player
1983–1984Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
19861993BC Lions
1994Ottawa Rough Riders
1995BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1988, 1990, 1991
CFL West All-Star1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Awards1990 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
1991 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Career stats

James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961) is a former American football and Canadian football offensive lineman.

After graduating from Richmond Senior Secondary School in 1979, he played for the University of Hawaii before playing 2 years in the National Football League for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. While attending the University, Jim was trained in powerlifting by strength mentor Karl Holfeld. After his NFL career he headed to the Canadian Football League, where he played numerous seasons including with his hometown team the BC Lions. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Upon retirement, Mills credited former Hawaii teammate Nick Castrow for his success. "Nick had that rare combination of power and quickness not often seen. And yet he was the hardest worker I ever saw. I always strove to be more like Nick"