April 10, 2020

Milne to be Inducted to PA Sports Hall of Fame

Brian Milne, former football standout for Ft. LeBoeuf, Penn State and the National Football League will be among the 2020 inductees into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Thursday, April 9, by the state’s Executive Committee. Milne will be inducted, along with eleven other distinguished Pennsylvania sports figures, at the state’s 2020 Induction Dinner, tentatively scheduled for November 14, in Pittsburgh.

Milne was inducted into the Metro Erie Chapter in 2004 and becomes the 15th member of the Chapter to be inducted into the PA Sports Hall of Fame- the eighth inductee in the last five years.

A snapshot of Milne’s resume follows:

*A running back for Ft. Le Boeuf, he had 4,650 career rushing yards in three seasons (did not play his senior year while battling Hodgkin’s Disease).

*Scored 31 touchdowns his junior season (1990), with six touchdowns and 315 yards rushing in the first game.

*Named All Erie County his junior year and held the Erie County record for most points scored in a season(186) that year.

*A short yardage and blocking back at Penn State, he scored 3 touchdowns in a comeback win vs. Illinois (the biggest point spread comeback victory ever for a Joe Paterno team)

*The Nittany Lions went to the 1995 Rose Bowl where they beat Oregon for a perfect 12 – 0 season and a second – place finish in the polls his senior season.

*Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, he played for the Colts, Bengals, Seahawks and Saints over 5 seasons

*In track he was a three- time PIAA state discus champion (1989, 90, 91) and held the state record of 206’3″ for 20+ years. First in the discus at the 1991 Junior Olympic World Championship meet held in Seoul, South Korea.

*Also was PIAA state shot put champion for two years (1990 – 91) and held the state record for 20+ years with a throw of 73′ 1/2″.

*At Penn State was the NCAA champion in the discus in his sophomore year (1993)

*Selected “Most Courageous Pennsylvania Scholastic Athlete” his senior year by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association for overcoming cancer (1990).

*In a poll conducted by the Erie Time News, was selected among the top ten of “Erie’s Best Athletes of the 20th Century”.

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