American football player Von Miller is a member of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL), where he plays outside linebacker. In his younger years, he competed in track and field events and played football for the DeSoto Eagles high school team. He then studied poultry husbandry while playing for the “Texas A&M Aggies.” By the end of his last season, he had been named to both the “All-Big 12” and “All America” first teams, and he had received the “Butkus Award” for his outstanding linebacker play. The “Oakland Raiders” were his opponent in his first professional game after being drafted by the “Denver Broncos.” He was chosen for the “Pro Bowl” and finished the season as the “AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.” With his six-year, $114.5 million contract, he became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, according to the Broncos. On the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2017” list, he was placed second, making him the defensive player with the highest ranking. He founded “Von’s Vision,” a charity that he uses to provide eye exams and glasses to disadvantaged kids. He has dated several celebs, and he is currently seeing dancer and model Me’Gan Denise on Instagram. For fans of the Denver Broncos, Miller will always be remembered as a legend who left his stamp on American football.
Childhood & Formative Years
Von and Gloria Miller welcomed Vonnie B’Vsean Miller Jr. into the world on March 26, 1989, in Dallas, Texas. When they were in high school and college, both of his parents participated in sports. Vinsynzie is the younger brother he has. His dad had a company that sold power supplies.
He played football for the DeSoto Eagles, the high school football team, and was an active participant in athletics before graduating from “DeSoto High School” in Texas. He participated in track and field competitions in the javelin throw, triple leap, and hurdles. He was recognized as the school football team’s most valuable defensive player. He was rated as a four-star prospect and the number 15 defensive player by the end of high school.
In 2007 he enrolled at Texas A&M University to study poultry production, and he was a member of the Aggies football team. In his rookie season, “The Sporting News” named him the “Freshman All-Big 12.” Coach Mike Sherman suspended him at the start of 2008 due to his poor attendance. Later in the season, he came back to play weakside linebacker.
Miller had a successful season in 2009. He was selected for both the “All-America” and “All Big-12” first teams. He was awarded the “Butkus Award” in his senior year in college for his outstanding linebacker play.
The career of Von Miller
Regarded as a potential second-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, he was among the top three outside linebackers when he entered the 2011 NFL Draft. The “Denver Broncos” selected him in the draft in July 2011, and he quickly entered into a formal contract with the organization. In September 2011, he played his debut professional match with the team against the “Oakland Raiders.” He was chosen for the 2012 “Pro Bowl” and finished the season as the “AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.”
In nine games at the start of the 2012 campaign, he has ten sacks. Twice and once a month, he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week and the AFC Defensive Player of the Month. In the competition for “Defensive Player of the Year,” he came in second.
He was ranked ninth on the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2013” list at the start of the season. In July of that year, he was suspended for six games for evading a drug test and breaking league rules. An injury forced him to end the season early.
Following his injury, Miller developed into a better player, recording 14 sacks and 59 tackles in the 2014 campaign. He finished the 2015 season ranked 15th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 list and was voted the “Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP).”
After agreeing to a six-year, $114.5 million contract in July 2016, he became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. On the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2017” list, he was placed second, which made him the highest-ranked defensive player.
In 2018, he was voted the defensive “MVP” of the “Pro Bowl” and held multiple “Broncos” records.
Honors and Accomplishments
In 2011, Von Miller was recognized as the “NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.”
He has received two selections to the first teams for both “All-America” and “All-Big 12.”
Additionally, he has received three selections each to the “All-Pro” first and second teams.
He received two Butkus Awards and was selected for the “Pro Bowl” six times.
Individual Life of Von Miller
Miller, who has a degree in poultry science, operates a poultry farm and engages in commercial chicken raising. Due to his speed addiction, he was twice accused of exceeding the posted speed limit. He was also accused of taking a tour along the Florida coast when he unlawfully landed a hammerhead shark.
Miller founded “Von’s Vision” in 2012 with the intention of assisting disadvantaged kids in obtaining eye exams and glasses. As part of the initiative, Denver’s school-age children undergo screenings and receive free, appropriate eyewear.
Since 2011, he had been seeing Rona Gonzalez. 2016 saw the breakup of the pair. In 2016, Von began dating K Michelle. His name has recently been associated with dancer and “Instagram” model Me’Gan Denise. After model Elizabeth Ruiz attempted to demand $2.5 million for a sex tape, he filed for a restraining order against her.
Interesting fact: Miller honors his favorite player, the late Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs, by donning the number 58 on his jersey.
Another moniker for him is “Chinese Dragon.”
Together with “Ubisoft,” he invented “The DeSoto Shuffle,” a bag celebration dance. “Ubisoft” contributes money to Miller’s foundation for the benefit of the poor each time he does the dance during a game.
In season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars,” he competed as a celebrity contestant alongside professional dancer Witney Carson.
The net worth of Von Miller
The estimated net worth of Von Miller is about $3 million.