Located just south of Dallas there is a town called DeSoto,TX, where the population is 51,000 and Von Miller started his football career. At DeSoto he played he was a two sport athlete with playing football and running track. In 2007 Miller led the eagles to a district championship.
“DeSoto hometown boy is in the biggest game of his life, in the biggest game in the world,” said DeSoto Assistant Football Coach Brian Stansberry told NBCDFW.com. “You knew Von always had potential. He controls his attitude. He controls his effort on what he does everyday.”
As a senior at DeSoto he landed All-District Defensive MVP after making 76 tackles and 6 sacks. Out of high school he was considered a 4-star recruit by rivals.com. He drew attention to several top programs including Florida, Ole miss. Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M. He eventually ended up choosing Texas A&M to continue his football career.
At Texas A&M he started right away in 2007 earning Freshman All-Big 12 honors.Then as a junior he was the first Aggie to be named First Team All-American since 1999. His senior year even after missing 6 games with an injury he was named first team All-Big 12 and All-American.
Miller was chosen 2nd overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft. He showed off his amazing athletic ability early on in his rookie season with being named Defensive Rookie of the year and being selected to the Pro Bowl.
Miller is now a 4 time Pro Bowler and 2 time AFC Champion. He is going into the Super Bowl on Sunday with 35 combined tackles and 11 sacks so far in this season.
Von Miller’s journey from DeSoto to College Station to Denver, CO and the fanatical Bronco Nation has been a great one. We know for certain that Texas, and especially the town of DeSoto is looking forward to rooting him on this Sunday.