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Buffalo Bills to name broadcast booth for Van Miller

The Buffalo Bills will fittingly honor "The Voice of the Bills" by naming the broadcast booth after him.

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The Buffalo Bills will honor longtime "Voice of the Bills" Van Miller in a ceremony before tonight's preseason opener. Miller passed away this July at the age of 87. The ceremony will not be open to the public. Miller's successor, John Murphy, and son, Van Miller, Jr., will speak at the ceremony.

Miller served 37 seasons as the play-by-play voice for the Bills and various other professional and amateur sports franchises in the Buffalo area. He also was sports director at WIVB for decades, as well. He received the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2004 and is a member of the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame (1998) and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (1999).

The Bills also dedicated this year's Media Guide in his honor and have previously named a section of club seating after Miller in addition to his name being on the team's Wall of Fame. He was obviously a figure beloved by fans, media, and members of the team.