Sean Millington - Running Back - 1991-2005 - Simon Fraser University
Sean Millington was the prototype of a CFL fullback. Powerfull, tall and strong – mainly as a B.C.Lion – Millington was nearly unstoppable at the goal line. He also had the ability to break tackles and outrun defenders not to mention his great blocking ability to give his quarterback that extra second in the pocket or help spring his backfield running mate. Sean serves as a CFL analyst for the CFL on CBC today but for 13 seasons he was a CFL power back. The ‘Diesel’ as he was known as a player Sean was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He excelled at sports at an early age and attended Simon Fraser as one of the top football talents ever to come out of that program.. Sean was the 1st overall selection of the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1990 amateur draft. Sean went to the NFL and the New York Giants training camp as an un-drafted invitee. Sean was cut by the Giants but did receive some valuable advice from Giants coach Bill Parcells. For a Slam Sports one-on-one in 2006 Sean communicated what Parcells had said in that "he was a diamond in the rough and that he needed to get more experience." Millington went back to the CFL and although he never again would attempt breaking into the NFL the reminder of his talent within stuck with Millington. on 17 carries.
Sean was traded to B.C. from Edmonton partway through the 1991 season. It was with B.C. in 2 separate stints that Sean would enjoy his greatest success as a professional. Sean was a member of the 1994 Grey Cup Champion Lions who defeated Baltimore. Sean signed with
Winnipeg as a free agent in 1998. Under the Jeff Reinebold regime in Winnipeg Millington struggled. Millington was traded to Edmonton partway through the 1999 season. In his brief stay with Edmonton Sean proved he was still able to produce putting up a franchise record 225 yards and 3 touchdowns in an October 30th game versus Saskatchewan.
Sean rejoined B.C. as a free agent in 2000 and had his most productive season of his career rushing for 1,010 and was named the league's Most Outstanding Canadian. In 2001, the Lions had a dominating backfield; with quarterback Damon Allen, Running Back Robert Drummond and Millington B.C. had 3 options who were more than capable of putting up big rushing yards. The trio led the team to a surprise appearance in the Grey Cup and in that contest a 26-24 victory over Montreal. Millington was named the top Canadian in the game. Sean would play 1 final season for B.C. in 2001 putting up a career high 14 touchdowns. Unstoppable on the goal line Sean was valuable to B.C. Millington retired after the 2002 season and joined the CBC football panel as an analyst. He briefly returned to the field with Toronto in 2005 but his comeback was halted by a torn achilles injury.
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