Player Name: Von Miller
Team : Denver Broncos
Born : March 26, 1989 in Dallas, Texas
College: Texas A&M
Turned Pro: 2011
Miller was born in DeSoto, Texas to parents Von and Gloria Miller. He attended DeSoto High School, as a junior he recorded 37 tackles, 7 sacks, 14 tackles for loss (TFL) and 12 quarterback hurries. As a senior, he was named the District 8-5A Defensive MVP after making 76 tackles, 6 sacks, and 14 TFL. He played with future Aggie teammates Tony Jerod-Eddie, Cyrus Gray, and Garrick Williams. Rivals.com rated him as the 29th-best prospect in Texas and the 15th-best weakside linebacker in the nation. Rivals.com listed his weight as 210 pounds.
In 2007, as a freshman at defensive end, he was named Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News after posting 22 tackles, including 10 solo stops. He recorded two sacks, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. He played in a 4-2-5 defense. He weighed 220 pounds during his freshman year.In the spring of 2008, newly hired head coach Mike Sherman was discouraged by Miller's habits of skipping class and failing to produce during practice. Sherman decided to suspend Miller for that spring. Disappointed, Miller considered transferring, but upon his father's insistence, stayed. Miller then adopted a more serious attitude.
Miller was drafted by the Denver Broncos second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the highest selected linebacker since LaVar Arrington went No. 2 to the Washington Redskins in the 2000 draft. He also become the Aggies' highest draft pick since Quentin Coryatt, who was selected second overall in 1992. Former Broncos quarterback John Elway, who is also the executive vice president of the franchise, said "[Miller's] a type of guy that comes around every 10 years."On July 28, 2011, Miller officially signed with the Denver Broncos. He will wear number 58 in honor of his favorite football player, former Kansas City Chiefs player and Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas.On September 12, 2011, in his first career play from scrimmage, Von forced a fumble. On September 18, 2011, he had his first sack on Andy Dalton when the Broncos played the Cincinnati Bengals.
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