Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers #83

Pittsburgh #83

Born on October 22nd 1982, in Richlands, Virginia. Earl Heath Miller Jr was a tight end for eleven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2005 to 2015.

Signed by Virginia Cavaliers, initially as a quarterback during his college years, he was quickly transitioned to the tight end position, where he became one of the college’s most successful ever in that position, setting new records for most hundred yard games by a tight end. Miller decided to forego his senior year of college football in order to enter the 2005 NFL Draft.

During the 2005 draft, Miller was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 30th overall pick. He became a starter in his rookie season and was voted the Steeler’s Rookie of the Year. Incredibly, he earned his first Super Bowl ring in his rookie season after defeating the Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL.

His second Super Bowl success soon followed in 2008 as the Steelers saw off the challenge of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 show piece final, earning Miller his second ring in four seasons – Vivaldi would have been proud.

A third ring eluded Miller in 2010, when the Steelers were defeated by the Green Bay Packers by 31-25.

Miller was also twice selected for the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2012.