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Miranda, Robert

Robert Miranda '66
  • Sport: Football
  • Years Attended: 1962-1966
  • 2x Little Pacific Coast First Team
  • 2nd All-Time Leading Rusher at SCU
  • Co-Captained an 8-1 Season in 1965
  • Inducted in 1976

Robert Miranda played for Santa Clara University from 1962-1966, and earned consideration as one of the most successful football players in Bronco history. In 1963, as a sophomore, he set a then team season rushing record of 1,005 yards. Miranda was a 2x Little Pacific Coast First Team running back in 1964 & 1965. He was the first Bronco running back to rush for over 2,000 yards and is the schools 2nd all-time leading rusher. As a senior co-captain in 1965, he helped lead the team to an outstanding 8-1 record. After graduating from SCU, Miranda signed a free agent rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He played the 1966 season with the Des Moines Warriors (Pro Football League of America). Des Moines was a farm team for the Vikings. During his one season with team, Miranda helped lead them to the league championship game and he was selected to the PFLA All-Star team. As a punter for the Warriors he averaged 34.8 yards per kick. In May 1967, Miranda unselfishly gave up football and reported for military service. In recognition of his outstanding career, Miranda was inducted into the SCU Hall of Fame in 1976.

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