For nine NFL seasons Von Miller has wrecked havoc on quarterbacks, but the Denver Broncos outside linebacker has been effectively sacked after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Broncos released a statement on Thursday night announcing Miller’s diagnosis.
“After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Von has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus.”
“Von is doing well and recovering at home in self-isolation. He remains under the care of team doctors, who are following all coronavirus treatment procedures to ensure a safe environment for Von and our community.”
Miller was a standout at Desoto and Texas A&M before being drafted by the Broncos with the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
COVID-19 has put an end to all major sporting events in the United States in the last month as the NCAA Tournament was cancelled, the NBA and NHL seasons were postponed indefinitely, the PGA had to adjust its schedule to play tournaments later in the year and the MLB postponed all spring training and regular season games.
Miller was recently named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s NFL All-Decade Team for the 2010s. The Super Bowl 50 Most Valuable Player has amassed 106 sacks, 135 tackles for loss, 490 tackles, 26 forced fumbles, nine fumble recovers and has two interceptions.
The former Texas A&M star was the 2011 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
At A&M, Miller was a 2009 and 2010 All-American selection and won the Butkus Award in 2010. While at DeSoto, Miller had 113 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior and earned District 8-5A Defensive MVP honors as a senior.