Entering his sixth NFL season, Miller (6-3, 250 pounds) is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time first-team Associated Press All-Pro pick and Super Bowl 50 Most Valuable Player. His 66.5 career sacks (reg. season and playoffs) rank second in the NFL since his first year in 2011 and are the sixth most in league history through a player’s first five years.
Selected by the Broncos with the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft from Texas A&M University, Miller has started all 72 career regular-season games played, totaling 261 tackles (205 solo), 60 sacks (396 yds.), one interception (26 yds.), 10 passes defensed, 16 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
In seven postseason starts, Miller has recorded 31 tackles (26 solo), 6.5 sacks (47.5 yds.), one interception (4 yds.), two passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
With 60 sacks in 72 regular-season games, Miller ranks third in league history in sacks per game (0.83). Currently eighth on Denver’s all-time sack list, Miller owns four seasons with double-digit sack totals to tie for the second most in franchise history.
Since entering the NFL in 2011, only one player has forced more fumbles in the regular season and playoffs than Miller (18). During that time, he joined Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little and Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater as the only players in Broncos history to make four Pro Bowls in their first five seasons with Denver.
In 2015, Miller led the Broncos’ No. 1-ranked defense (283.1 ypg) in sacks (11), tackles for a loss (9), quarterback hits (32), forced fumbles (4) and fumble recoveries (3). During the postseason, he totaled 13 tackles (11 solo), five sacks (40 yds.), one interception (4 yds.), two passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
Miller punctuated Denver’s championship run by posting 2.5 sacks (27 yds.) and two forced fumbles in Denver’s 24-10 win against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. His efforts earned him Super Bowl MVP honors to make him just the 10th defensive player in history to receive that distinction.
Selected with Elway’s first draft choice as an executive in 2011, Miller immediately made his mark in the NFL, posting 11 sacks (78 yds.) and four forced fumbles to earn NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
He followed up his rookie campaign by totaling a team single-season record 18.5 sacks (129.5 yds.) and six forced fumbles in 2012 to earn first-team AP All-Pro honors and finish as runner up for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Following a 2013 campaign in which he ended the season on injured reserve, Miller rebounded with consecutive All-Pro selections the last two years (2nd team – 2014; 1st team – 2015).
Before arriving in Denver, Miller started 30-of-47 games at Texas A&M, finishing his collegiate career with 182 tackles (104 solo), 33 sacks, 50.5 tackles for a loss, 10 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He posted 27.5 sacks in 26 starts over his last two seasons and won the Butkus Award (nation’s best linebacker) in addition to being named a consensus All-American as a senior in 2010.
Named District 8-5A Defensive MVP following his final prep season at DeSoto (Texas) High School, Miller was born on March 26, 1989.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESDIENT OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS/GENERAL MANAGER JOHN ELWAY
“Von’s earned this contract not only for what he’s done in the past but for what we believe he’ll do in the future. This was a long process that ended the way we all wanted—with Von being part of the Denver Broncos for many more years. Our team had a tremendous year last season, and the way Von performed the final few weeks was such a big part of our Super Bowl run. Going forward, we expect great things from Von not only on the field but with the responsibility he has as a leader on the team. I’m proud of how we’ve handled this situation and give credit to everyone on our staff who helped get this done.”
HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK
“I know this took a lot of hard work from John and Von to get this done, and we’re thrilled that Von is going to be a Bronco for a long time. I’ve known him since he was a kid in college. Most of all, I’m proud of how far Von’s come as both a person and a player. It’s a great day for him and the organization. We’re all excited to get back to work with Von as a leader of our team.”
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER VON MILLER
“I’m super happy and excited to be back with my teammates for the next six years. This is something I really wanted—to stay with the Denver Broncos. I am so appreciative and grateful for this opportunity. I want to thank Mr. Bowlen, Joe Ellis, John Elway and Coach Kubiak for making this possible. I’m also thankful for the way my teammates and our fans have supported me. I’m excited for the future and ready to get back to work.”
|MOST SACKS THROUGH FIRST FIVE NFL SEASONS||MOST SACKS PER GAME, NFL HISTORY (MIN. 40 GP)|
|1.||Reggie White, Phi.||73||81.0||1.||J.J. Watt||80||74.5||0.93|
|2.||J.J. Watt, Hou.||80||74.5||2.||Reggie White||232||198.0||0.85|
|3.||Derrick Thomas, K.C.||79||66.0||3.||Von Miller||72||60.0||0.83|
|4.||DeMarcus Ware, Dal.||80||64.5||4.||Aldon Smith||59||47.5||0.81|
|5.||Richard Dent, Chi.||75||61.5||5.||DeMarcus Ware||168||134.5||0.80|
|6.||Von Miller, Den.||72||60.0|
|MOST CAREER SACKS, BRONCOS HISTORY||MOST 10-SACK SEASONS, BRONCOS HISTORY|
|1.||Simon Fletcher||1985-95||97.5||1.||Simon Fletcher||5||1989-93|
|2.||Karl Mecklenburg||1983-94||79.0||2.||Von Miler||4||2011-12, ‘14-15|
|3.||Barney Chavous||1973-85||75.0||Paul Smith||4||1970-73|
|4.||Rulon Jones||1980-88||73.5||4.||Elvis Dumervil||3||2007, ‘09, ‘12|
|5.||Lyle Alzado||1971-78||64.5||Rulon Jones||3||1980, ‘84-85|
|6.||Trevor Pryce||1997-2005||64.0||Rich Jackson||3||1968-70|
|8.||Von Miller||2011-pres.||60.0||*Note: Broncos sack totals before 1982|
|9.||Paul Smith||1968-78||55.5||derived from play-by-play analysis|
|DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TO EARN SUPER BOWL MVP HONORS|
|1977||XII||Harvey Martin||Dallas||Defensive End|
|1977||XII||Randy White||Dallas||Defensive Tackle|
|1985||XX||Richard Dent||Chicago||Defensive End|
|2002||XXXVII||Dexter Jackson||Tampa Bay||Safety|