Pirates Re-sign McMillan – Presented by Phoenix Communications Inc.
By: Mick Moninghoff
November 19, 2021
WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Pirates have re-signed defensive lineman Vantrel McMillan. A late season acquisition by the Champions of the Indoor Football League, McMillan appeared in the Pirates 44-19 victory over the Bismarck Bucks in the opening round of the IFL playoffs. His play helped Massachusetts to earn its first ever playoff win. In that game McMillan recorded five tackles including one for a loss for two yards. He also broke up one pass.
McMillan came to Massachusetts after starting four games in 2020 for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL where he was credited with four tackles. McMillan, 6’3” 260 lbs. from Albany, GA also started four games in 2018 with Montreal of the Canadian Football League making four tackles, notching a sack and a fumble recovery.
McMillan played three seasons at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where he was a teammate of the United Bowl’s Most Valuable Player, Pirates quarterback Alejandro Bennifield. In 34 games with the Mocs, McMillan made 115 tackles with 11 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss. He also had one interception, forced five fumbles and defended three passes.
In 2016 McMillan was named to the All-Southern Conference first team as he had 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 14 tackles for a loss, had eight quarterback hurries and forced two fumbles. In 2017 he was invited to rookie Mini-Camp with the Seattle Seahawks.
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