Bob Miranda

Running Back

Encinal High School (‘62)

Santa Clara University (1962-65)

 

Miranda is one of the greatest all-around athletes in Encinal High School history, starring in football, basketball and baseball for the Jets. It was football where he excelled and he was an All-ACAL selection in 1960 & 1961 on both offense and defense and was selected to participate in the prestigious North-South Shrine All-Star Football Game in 1962. Miranda is a member of the Encinal High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Miranda played collegiately at Santa Clara University and is one of the greatest football players in Broncos history. In 1963, as a sophomore, he set a then team season rushing record with 1,005 yards.  He was also a two-time Little Pacific Coast First Team running back in 1964 & 1965. Miranda was the first Broncos running back to go over 2,000 yards for a career and is the schools 2nd all-time leading rusher and also has the career record for best average yard per carry.  As a senior co-captain in 1965, he helped lead the team to an outstanding 8-1 record. In recognition of his outstanding career, Miranda was honored by being selected to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Career Rushing Statistics (1962-65)

Carries

Yards

Avg

TD's

472

2,609

5.5

26

Career All-Purpose Yards & Touchdowns

Rush

Rec

Ret

Total

TD's

2,609

425

104

3,138

29

 

In December 1965, Miranda signed a free agent rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He went to training camp with the Vikings in July 1966 and was released by the team in August. He also had a brief tryout with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL in August of that year. Miranda eventually returned to the Vikings organization and played the 1966 season with the Des Moines Warriors of the Pro Football League of America. Des Moines was a minor league farm team for the Vikings and in his one season with team, Miranda helped lead them to the league championship game and he was also selected to the PFLA All-Star team. Miranda was also a punter for the Warriors and averaged 34.8 yards per kick.

 

1966 Statistics - Des Moines Warriors

Carries

Yards

Avg

TD's *

93

409

4.4

10

* 6 Receiving TD's

 

In May 1967, Miranda reported for military service which effectively ended his playing days but what a career it was for one of Alameda’s all-time greats!