In 1997, Super Central Texas running back Tony Miles, of Mart, Texas traveled north to be a Bearcat. Despite playing a new position in college, he quickly became one of the best football players to ever step on the field and helped elevate Northwest football to a level of success it still enjoys today.
A two-time All-America wide receiver/kick returner and three-time First-Team All-MIAA pick, Miles was a key figure in the Bearcats back-to-back National Championships in 1998 and 1999.
The sure handed receiver was as good as there was running after the catch in the MIAA and was a must-watch player when he had the ball in his hands. He currently sits fourth in a single-season for receiving yards, third in career receptions and second in the Northwest and MIAA record books for career receiving yards. He was just as effective in the return game where he ranks highly in multiple categories including first in career punt return average and holds the top spot for kickoff return average in a single game. His average of 50.3 yards per return was set in a playoff victory over North Dakota State in 1997.
Today, Tony is teaching and coaching at University High School in Waco, Texas.