Van Miller receives prestigious honor

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Van Miller will soon be added to the Bills Wall of Fame. On Sunday News 4 sports confirmed through a team official that Miller will receive the prestigious honor. Miller, often referred to as the “Voice of the Bills”, served as the Buffalo Bills radio play-by-play announcer for 37 seasons.

Miller, who is 86, is the only play-by-play announcer to be on the Wall of Fame for the team he regularly covered. Miller also worked as the Sports Director for News 4. Miller has received several other prestigious honors including being inducted into Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. He was also recognized with the Pete Rozelle Broadcasting Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Bills current play-by-play announcer, John Murphy, told News 4 Sports, “Van did it for 37 years and he did it exceptionally well for 37 years. He brought high energy and accuracy to the table. He was born for the job.”

The official induction ceremony will take place October 16, 2014 when the Bills play the Minnesota Vikings.

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