Van Miller was honored as the 29th member of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame for his contributions to the team as the Voice of the Bills from 1960-70 and 1978-2003.
Longtime Voice of the Bills Van Miller is the 2014 Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame inductee. Here are a few photos from his storied career with the team.
The Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame was created in 1980 to honor former players, administrators and coaches who have played significant roles in the team's history.
Below is a statement from Van Miller and additional quotes from members of the Buffalo Bills family:
STATEMENT FROM VAN MILLER
"Football is the greatest game in the world, the greatest ever, and it's been my pleasure to have been a part of it. It was the thrill of a lifetime to do something that I loved while making so many wonderful memories alongside Bills fans listening in each Sunday. Thank you, fans, for giving me that honor and inviting me into your lives. Seeing my name on the Wall of Fame next to football giants leaves me more than humbled; thank you to the entire Bills organization for this tremendous privilege."
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME RUNNING BACK THURMAN THOMAS
"The Buffalo fans know a certain human being, they know that voice. He deserves to be on the Wall. Van Miller's a big part of this community and Buffalo Bills fans around the world. When you mention the name Van Miller, everybody knows who that is."
FORMER BILLS WIDE RECEIVER ED RUTKOWSKI
"As a broadcaster, Van was extremely knowledgeable. Van was that he was an artist. He had the ability to paint a picture with words and on radio that's quite a thing to do. I enjoyed listening to him and being a part of that era where he was able to watch us and broadcast our games.
He had the unique ability to get the fans involved in the game because of his presentation; the way he was able to actually create a picture to what was happening on the field. The voice. The emotions. He got people riled up about the game and the particular situations and that's awfully hard to do as a broadcaster."
FORMER BILLS GUARD RUBEN BROWN
"Van had that father figure voice that expressed what the fans believed. He coined the phrase 'Fandomonium'. That is Buffalo and he was Buffalo, so that's why he's so special to everyone here."