In 1998, LB Doug Miller was struck by lightning while camping in Colorado. CPR was being performed on Miller when he was struck again by a second bolt.
Thursday, July 23, 1998 Last modified at 1:35 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 1998
Miller dies after being hit by lightning
DOTSERO, Colo. (AP) - Doug Miller, a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers in the 1995 Super Bowl, was killed by lightning. He was 28.
Miller was hit by lightning twice Tuesday night while camping on the Colorado River, according to Garfield County Sheriff Tom Delessandri.
A friend, David Petterson, told deputies Miller was hit by a bolt of lightning and Petterson was "performing CPR on Miller when another lightning bolt hit Mr. Miller," Dalessandri said. Petterson said both bolts missed him.
Miller played for South Dakota State before being drafted by San Diego in the seventh round in 1993.
Miller played in the Blue Gray All-Star game. He had been working as a graduate assistant at California.