1936-1941, 1945

Wayne Millner was born in Boston on January 31, 1913, attended Salem High School and was All-State in each year. He later attended Malvern Prep School and went on to play football for Note Dame.

He was drafted in the eighth round in the 1936 NFL Draft and played professional football as an end for the Boston Redskins in 1936 and moved with the team to Washington thru 1941. With the Boston Redskins, he caught 18 passes for 211 yards in 1936. In the 1936 NFL Championship game against Green Bay, he had two receptions for 26 yards.

Wayne entered the  United States Navy during World War II and after three years away, returned to the Redskins for one final season as a player-coach in 1945. He became a full-time assistant for the Redskins the following year, spending three seasons in that role.

While playing for the Redskins, he was an assistant coach with The Catholic University of America, and went with them to the 1940 Sun Bowl.

In 1949, he moved to the All-America Football Conference as a Chicago Hornets assistant, then spent the next year in the same role with the original Baltimore Colts.

In 1951, he was hired as an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles and was elevated to interim head coach. He resigned prior to the start of the 1952, citing health problems, however, just 17 days after his decision, he accepted an assistant coaching position with the Redskins.

Wayne stayed as an assistant with Washington until 1957, when he accepted an assistant coaching position Hardin–Simmons University. After just one season, he resigned the post and worked as a car salesman, until returning to the Redskins as a scout in 1963, the same year he suffered his first heart attack.

He returned to coaching one final time, when he served one year as an assistant with the World Football League, Florida Blazers in 1974.

Wayne Millner was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was still a scout for the Redskins, when he died of a heart attack in Arlington, Virginia, on November 19, 1976, at age 63.