It is never fun to learn about someone passing away and if you are a Denver Broncos fan this one might hit you a little harder. Jim McMillin who played for the Oakland Raiders and Broncos has died. He played for Denver two different times.
“The Raiders Family mourns the passing of Jim McMillin, who played defensive back for the Silver and Black from 1963-64,” the team wrote. “The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with Jim’s wife, Phyllis, and the entire McMillin family at this time.”
McMillin joined the Broncos in 1961 – he played two seasons in Denver.
He made 28 starts before heading to Oakland.
He played all 14 games with nine starts in 1963 and one game with one start in 1964 before returning to the Broncos during the 1964 season. He played seven games with two starts for the Broncos in 1964 and 12 games with three starts in 1965.
He finished his career with 62 games played, 43 starts, 14 interceptions and four return touchdowns.
Five of his interceptions came in his rookie season. What a beast! I bet people couldn’t believe how good he was during his rookie season.
He died at the age of 85.