American football outfield defender Von Miller was the 2nd overall choice for the 2011 NFL Draft, in which he was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Before going pro, Miller had a highly successful college football career at Texas A&M, where he unanimously received All-American honors and the prestigious Butkus Award. In his NFL debut season (2011), Miller received the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award and also earned the first of many Pro Bowl and All-Pro awards. The talented linebacker was instrumental in the Denver Broncos’ triumph at Super Bowl 50, which earned him the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.
Von Miller’s Bio
Vonnie B’Vsean Miller Jr. was born on March 26, 1989, in Dallas, Texas, to Von and Gloria Miller. He grew up together with a younger brother named Vinsynzie “Vins” Miller. He received his high school education at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. As a high school athlete with two sports, Miller played with the DeSoto Eagles high school football team at school and also ran track and field.
As a junior in high school, von Miller ran 37 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and 12 quarterbacks. In his senior year, the talented boy recorded 76 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks, earning him the District 8-5A Defensive MVP Award. Miller was a 4-star recruit at the end of his high school career and eventually chose to join the Texas A&M Aggies football program at Texas A&M University.
In his first season, Miller played in the defensive end position with 22 tackles (10 solos), 2 sacks, 4 tackles for losses, and a forced fumble. In his second season, he played as a backside linebacker with 44 tackles (25 solos), a team record of 3.5 tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recovery.
The first major highlight in Von Miller’s college football career was the junior season (2009) when he took a defensive end/linebacker hybrid position. He set a national record: 17 sacks and 21 defeats, the fourth highest in the nation. Because of this outstanding performance, he was included in the first All-American team selection and was the first Texas A&M Aggie to be named the Ist-Team All-American in 10 years. Miller was also named the first Team All-Big 12 on defense.
Von Miller surpassed his previous records when he moved to the position of Outside Linebacker in his senior national team year (2010). He posted 10.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for defeats, a feat that earned him both the honor of first-team All-Big 12 and unanimously the honor of first-team All-American. He also finished the season as the nation’s most outstanding college linebacker, for which he received the coveted Butkus Award. Von Miller graduated from college with a degree in poultry science.
Just like his college career, Von has been very successful since joining the Denver Broncos in 2011. He was nominated for the Pro Bowl and was also voted All-Pro in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2012, he won the Butkus Award for Best Professional Linebacker in the nation and was named Super Bowl MVP after the Denver Broncos’ successful run in the Super Bowl 50.
Salary, Net Worth
In July 2016, he signed a record $114.5 million six-year contract with the Denver Broncos, making him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. Up to $70 million of Miller’s long-term contract is guaranteed, with an estimated annual salary of $19 million.
As MVP of the 2016 Super Bowl and one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive stars, Miller also received some very juicy sponsorship deals. The Broncos star earned an estimated $35.1 million between June 2017 and June 2018, earning him 33rd place on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. Miller’s net worth is conservatively estimated at $40 million.
Von Miller is known for his romantic relationship with the Instagram model and the exotic dancer Me’Gan Denise. The duo is said to have had their first relationship in May 2018 after being seen spending time together on various occasions. The speculation proved to be true after the couple’s first public appearance at the ESPY 2018 awards ceremony, and further proof that the pair really are getting stronger is the fact that Me’Gan had the NFL star’s first name “Vonnie” tattooed in red on his left breast.
Me’Gan Denise is known to perform regularly at Floyd Mayweather’s Girl Collection Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, and with well over 950,000 Instagram followers, the bomb is definitely a real Internet star.
Height and Other Body Stats
Von Miller stands at an impressive height of 191 cm (6 feet 3 inches). He has a bodyweight of 113 kg (250 lbs). The Broncos star, who is very familiar with his own skin, showed off his physique when he appeared in the ESPN 2016 Body Issue.