HEATH MILLER

TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers

POSITION: TE

High School: Honaker High School-Swords Creek, Virginia.

Played football (quarterback and safety), baseball (first base), and basketball (forward).

Honors and awards earned:

Football: AP Player of the Year honors as a senior. Two-time AP All-State selection. Virginia High School Coaches Association Group A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.Twice selected first-team Group A All-State selection. Earned All-Southwest Virginia first-team honors at quarterback and was a second-team All-State selection at defensive back. Region D Offensive Player of the Year. Threw for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns, and rushed for 901 yards in 2000. During Miller's junior year he passed for 1,872 yards and 26 touchdowns. He rushed for 643 yards and 12 scores.

Baseball: Miller earned Black Diamond District first-team honors, and was an All-Region and All-State selection.

Basketball: Miller earned All-District and All-Region honors.

College: University of Virginia.

Played tight end for the Cavaliers.

Honors and awards earned:

Second-team All-ACC choice. Freshman All-American selection by Scripps/Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and College Football News. First-team All-State pick by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association. Honorable mention ECAC All-Star.

Led all ACC tight ends with nine touchdowns and 33 receptions, good for 327 yards (9.9 avg)…also threw for a 20-yard score and made two assisted tackles on special teams.

Won John Mackey Award given to nation's best tight end (first time an ACC player was awarded this honor).

Holds every receiving record for tight ends in school history, and established new conference career records for receptions, touchdown catches and yards gained by a tight end.

NFL:

Drafted by the Steelers in 2005.

Miller became a huge part of the Steelers offense during his rookie year. Miller finished his rookie season tied for third in the NFL among all rookies (non-kickers) in scoring with 36 points (six touchdowns) and was fourth among all NFL rookies in receptions (39). He helped the Steelers make their run to win Superbowl XL.

Miller also earned Rookie Of The Year honors from the Steelers.

Since his rookie year, Miller has been a great target for Ben Roethlisberger. Due to his size and strength, Miller is also a great blocker.

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All of this information was obtained through the Pittsburgh Steelers official website.