Miles, Elmer 'Rollie' - 1980

Miles, Elmer 'Rollie' - 1980

Elmer “Rollie” Miles

Football Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1980


"Rollie" Miles played football for the Edmonton Eskimos for ten years, starting with them in 1951. He won the Sharp-MacNeil Trophy for the most valuable Eskimo in 1951, 1952, and 1953. He was a major factor in the Edmonton Eskimos Grey Cup victories in 1954, 1955, and 1956. "Rollie" Miles was selected to the Western Conference All-Star Team eight times. He set records for pass catches and led the Conference in touchdowns.

Elmer “Rollie” Miles

1980 Football Athlete, Edmonton


Since Induction


  • 1980 - Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

  • 1980 - Canadian Football Hall of Fame

  • 1983 - Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour - #18 Jersey

  • 2006 - Made TSN's list of the CFL's Top 50 players at #48.

  • In his honour, the City of Edmonton renamed the South Side Athletic Grounds, the Rollie Miles Athletic Park. These grounds have been used for sporting events of various kinds since 1910. Repairs were being made to the grounds, and the track was being resurfaced in 2013-2014.

More information

  • Rollie Miles passed away August 17, 1995.

  • He was born February 16, 1927 in Washington, DC.