The NFL world is mourning the loss of a former Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders and Denver Broncos cornerback.
On Sunday evening, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that former standout cornerback Jim McMillin has passed away at the age of 83. McMillin is survived by his wife, Phyllis.
Raiders star Maxx Crosby and many fans reacted to the news of McMillin by sharing some heartfelt messages and tributes for the ex-Raider and Bronco.
Listed at 6 feet in height and 190 pounds, McMillin starred at Colorado State before joining the Broncos in 1961. He immediately became a star on their defense, racking up five interceptions in 14 games.
McMillin continued his strong play as a sophomore in 1962, recording four interceptions with one of them going for a touchdown. He then joined the Raiders for the 1963 season, recording four interceptions — including a pick-six.
He played one game for the Raiders in the 1964 season before going back to the Broncos. In eight game appearances that seasons, McMillin finished with one interception.
McMillin appeared in 12 games for the Broncos (three starts) in what would be his final NFL season in 1965. McMillin’s 10 interceptions as a Bronco place him in a tie with Goldie Sellers for 25th on the franchise leaderboard Of course, most of the players ahead of McMillin on that list played far more games than him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.