Friday, October 31, 2014
If not for the injury, there is no doubt in my mind that Keith Millard would be right next to his longtime teammate Doleman in Canton. Four weeks into the 1990 season, though, his knee was obliterated in a game that the Vikings eventually lost to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Millard never again played for the Vikings. He fought hard to return, but it took him two years to get back into the NFL. In 1992 he got into two games for the Packers, got released, and got into two more games with the Seahawks. In 1993, he managed to stay in the league all year for the Eagles, but was a shell of his former self. That was curtains for the career of a man who was on his way to being mentioned in the same breath as Alan Page and John Randle among Vikings defensive tackles.