Raiders announce death of former defensive back Jim McMillin

JUL 31 1966, AUG 1 1966; Lionel Taylor (87) is Sandwiched by Two Defenders In Pass Play; Jim McMilli
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Former Raiders and Broncos defensive back Jim McMillin has died, the Raiders announced Sunday. McMillin was 83.

“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 and played two seasons in Denver, making 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.

McMillin 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.

McMillin played both corner and safety during his five seasons.

3 responses to “Raiders announce death of former defensive back Jim McMillin

  1. Feel bad for the man & his family, but why make an announcement about someone who started 10 games for you?
    Just seems a bit odd the Raiders announced it.

  2. Tells you he played in 63, that is year Al became HC and turned one win team to 10 win team. Not unusual would be bonded with guys on his first team. Even if you loathed Raiders or Al Davis, “Once a Raider, always a Raider,” is a real thing. Save for Marcus Allen. In that respect it was always run like a family business.

  3. someone is complaining that he only played 10 games and why make a big deal about him. this is a guys life and probably the most notable thing he did work wise. it would be nice if all our employers cared about us. cant knock the raiders for this one. rest in peace big guy.

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