Von Miller may be in the prime of his NFL career, but he’s already a hall of famer.
Texas A&M announced Monday that Miller, 28, is one of eight Aggies who will be inducted into the Lettermen’s Association’s Hall of Fame on Sept. 15.
Miller, the Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker in 2010, starred for the Aggies from 2007-10 before the Broncos selected him at No. 2 overall in the 2011 NFL draft. In his final year with Texas A&M, Miller led the nation with 17 sacks. The following year, he was named the NFL’s top rookie.
The five-time Pro Bowler, there-time all-pro first team selection and Super Bowl 50 MVP has been the backbone of the Broncos’ defense since entering the NFL. Despite the Broncos’ playoff-less season in 2016, Miller finished second in the league with 13.5 sacks while playing through double- and triple-teams, and fell one vote shy of receiving the defensive player of the year award.
In recognition, Miller was voted by his peers as the second-best player in the NFL in 2017 (behind only Tom Brady) adding to his lengthy and growing list of accolades.