Von Miller is celebrating his 27th Birthday today. I take a look at some of his accomplishments on the field as well as his response to Tom Brady’s post.
When I think about Von Miller, I think of a guy who is relentless when it comes to playing the game of football. But he also has a fun side to him.
Today, the star linebacker turns 27 years old. The second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft from Texas A&M, Von Miller has been a force on the football field. I can honestly believe that drafting him began the shape of the Broncos defense that we see today.
And we saw that from the very first snap. In his first play from scrimmage during the 2011 season, he forced a fumble. From there, Von Miller would continue. He earned the Rookie Defensive Player of the Year award for his 2011 campaign that included 11.5 sacks on the season. This also included a Pro Bowl birth.
In 2012, he continued his path by recording ten sacks in the first nine games of the season. He would finish with 18.5 sacks on the season. This included a Pro Bowl birth for the second straight season. He would finish as the runner up for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
His 2013 season ended prematurely when he tore his ACL in the second to last regular season game against the Houston Texans. He ended the season with five sacks and 34 tackles. This includes a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Week 12 contest against the New England Patriots.
Von Miller bounced back in 2014 and recorded 14 sacks on the season. But the season ended empty handed as the Broncos lost to the Colts in the AFC Divisional Round.
2015 would prove to be the best we have seen of Miller yet, especially late in the season. He would record 11 sacks during the regular season. But it was his performance in the final two games that will be remembered. He sacked Tom Brady and Cam Newton a total of five times. 2.5 each and recorded an interception and two forced fumbles. Von Miller would go on to win the Super Bowl 50 MVP.
Now, Miller has become a celebrity, making appearances. He is currently competing in Dancing with the Stars with dance partner Witney Carson.
Now, Tom Brady was vacationing and riding horses and posted a photo mentioning that the horse in question likes him more than Von Miller does. Of course, Miller had to answer back in the most awesome way ever.
It will be very fun to see these two going at it in the 2016 season. Miller vs. Brady. Has a nice ring to it.
From all of us here at Predominantly Orange, we’d like to wish Von Miller a Happy Birthday.