Jim Mills says his best CFL memory is the 1991 season with Doug Flutie as his QB

RN = Richmond News

RN Note: “One of the all-time greats to come out of the former powerhouse football program at Richmond High is headed to the CFL Hall of Fame. Former B.C. Lion and Richmond native Jim Mills is part of the 2009 class that will be inducted during ceremonies in Winnipeg on Hall of Fame Weekend in September.”

About blocking for QBs Roy Dewalt, Matt Dunigan, and Doug Flutie, Jim Mills said:
“I was pretty lucky to have a chance to play with some great quarterbacks here.” (RN)

Note: Mills is now working with his family-run business (Mills Paints) s

About his best seasons in the CFL, Mills said:
“Making the Grey Cup in 1988 was great but it sure was a letdown losing a game we should have won. I’d have to say my best memory would be the ’91 season with Flutie as our quarterback. We were getting over 40,000 in the dome and I think we had seven games that went to overtime.” (RN)

RN Note: “Mills collected three CFL All-Star honours (1988, 1990, 1991) and was named a Western All-Star five times (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) over nine seasons in Black and Orange. The Vancouver native also received the nod as the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in two consecutive seasons (1990, 1991). He played tight end for the Richmond Colts and shifted to lineman at the University of Hawaii where he earned a full-ride scholarship. He is a member of the B.C. Lions Wall of Fame and and was named to the club’s 50th Season Dream Team in 2003.”



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