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  • 1983 - Pac-10 Defensive Lineman of the Year

  • 1984 - 1st Round Draft Pick - Minnesota Vikings

  • 1989 -  NFL Defensive Player of the year

  • 1988/89 -  NFL Defensive Lineman of the year/ Mackey Award

  • 1988 & 1989 -  Selected to the Pro Bowl

  • 1987, 1988, 1989 - All-Pro Honor

  • Currently holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single season by a defensive tackle with 18 in 1989

First Sack of Keith's Career with the Minnesota Vikings

was none other that Joe Montana 49er's. 

Keith Millard (#75), was voted 21st on the list of the All-Time Top 50 Minnesota Vikings.† Named in honor of the teamís 50th anniversary, players were honored during halftime of a Monday Night Football game on December 20, 2010. Joining Keith in this photo are John Randle (#93), Henry Thomas (#97), and Chris Doleman (#56).

Click here to see a video of Keithís playing highlights as posted by the Vikings.


After his tour of duty with the Raiders, Keith opened the Keith Millard Football Academy, where he provides private pass rush and defensive line coaching to NFL, college and high school players.


In February 2011, Keith accepted a job as a Defensive Line Coach and Pass Rush Specialist with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


In 2012, he was hired as Defensive Assistant Pass Rush

Specialist for the Tennessee Titans.




Keith Millard was born in Pleasanton, California. He was a tight end and linebacker at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. Keith attended Washington State University where he was voted first-team All-Pac-10 as a senior and won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10's top defensive lineman. He played tight end as a freshman and was moved to defensive tackle as a sophomore, cracking the starting lineup for the first time as a junior.

Keith was a 1st round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1984† -- the13th overall pick. He was also drafted by the Arizona Wranglers of the United States Football League in '84, and after being traded, he played one season with the Jacksonville Bulls in 1985. Keith Millard ranked second in the league with 12 sacks and was voted to the All-USFL team. That effort was also good enough to land him on the All-Time USFL team.

Keith Millard joined the Vikings in 1985 as a rookie and burst onto the scene by leading the team with 11 sacks as a defensive end. In 1986, he had another stellar year with 10.5 sacks.

In 1989, Keith Millard moved to defensive tackle and set what remains an NFL record for sacks by an interior lineman, registering 18 sacks en route to his second consecutive Pro Bowl invitation and third consecutive All-Pro honor.† In 2010, Keith was voted 21st on the list of the Top 50 All-Time Minnesota Vikings as part of the teamís 50th anniversary.

 Keith earned two consecutive NFL Defensive Linemen of the Year Awards and, in 1989, was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.


After retiring from playing the game he loves, Keith Millard went on to coaching. He coached at the college level before getting a job on the Denver Broncos coaching staff as the club's assistant defensive line coach and pass rush specialist. He was in charge of creating and implementing all pass rush techniques used in the Broncos' defensive scheme. The Broncos had one of the toughest defenses in the league thanks to Keith Millard.

Keith went on to serve as the defensive line coach of the the Oakland Raiders, helping enhance the pass rush talents of a number of players, including All-Pro Warren Sapp.