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Heath Miller
TE #83
Height:
6-5
Weight:
256
Age:
31
College:
Virginia
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
7
YDS
61
AVG
8.7
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 473 5,334 11.3 87 40 1 6 6 6 0 7 5
2014 PIT 2 2 7 61 8.7 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 PIT 14 14 58 593 10.2 31 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2012 PIT 15 15 71 816 11.5 43 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 PIT 16 16 51 631 12.4 39 2 1 6 6 6 0 1 1
2010 PIT 14 14 42 512 12.2 36 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 PIT 16 16 76 789 10.4 41 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 0
2008 PIT 14 14 48 514 10.7 22 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2007 PIT 16 16 47 566 12 29 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 PIT 16 16 34 393 11.6 87T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 PIT 16 15 39 459 11.8 50 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 CLE W 30-27 3 26 8.7 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @BAL L 6-26 4 35 8.8 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

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PRO (136-135/12-12): Heath Miller signed to a new three-year contract on March 5, 2014…placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 26, 2012 with a right knee injury…signed a six-year contract on July 30, 2009, keeping him with the team through the 2014 season…originally selected in the first round (30th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • §  Passed Elbie Nickel to become the Steelers’ all-time leader in career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns for a tight end.
  • §  Ranks third in receptions (466), fifth in receiving yards (5,273) and fifth in receiving touchdowns (40) in franchise history.
  • §  Named to the Pro Bowl after the 2009 and 2012 seasons.
  • §  Earned Steelers MVP honors for the 2012 season after leading Pittsburgh with 71 receptions and registering career-highs in receiving yards (816) and receiving touchdowns (8).
  • Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team following the 2008 season for his unsung efforts.
  • §  Recipient of the 2005 Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the top Steelers’ rookie.

 

PRO (136-135/12-12): Heath Miller signed to a new three-year contract on March 5, 2014…placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 26, 2012 with a right knee injury…signed a six-year contract on July 30, 2009, keeping him with the team through the 2014 season…originally selected in the first round (30th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft.

2013 (14-14): Inactive for the first two games recovering from a right knee injury that he sustained in Week 16 of the 2012 season…started the final 14 games at TE…became the sixth player in team history, and only the second tight end, to reach 5,000 career receiving yards…moved into fifth place on the team’s all-time receiving yards list…moved into ninth place on the team’s all-time total touchdowns list…scored his 40th career touchdown to become just the fifth player in team history and first tight end to reach the mark…recorded at least one reception for the 88th consecutive game in which he has played in, including the postseason…registered at least 50 receptions (58) during the regular season for the fourth time in his career.

  • 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London): With 4,785 receiving yards for his career, passed Buddy Dial (4,723) for the sixth-most receiving yards in team history.
  • 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Recorded a season-high 84 receiving yards…made an acrobatic 31-yard (season long) reception at the Jets’ 34-yard line on the first play of the second quarter.
  • 10/20 vs. Baltimore: Scored his 40th career touchdown on a three-yard shovel pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter…tied Kordell Stewart for the ninth-most total touchdowns in team history…became just the fifth player in team history to record 40 receiving touchdowns and the first tight end to do so.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Tied a career high and had a season-high eight receptions…with 5,021 receiving yards, became just the sixth player in team history, and second tight end to surpass 5,000 receiving yards.
  • 11/28 at Baltimore: Finished with team highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (86).

2012 (15-15): Heath Miller started 15 games at TE…named Steelers MVP…named to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career…led the team in receptions (71) and ranked second in the AFC among tight ends…set career highs with 816 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns…led all AFC tight ends in receiving yards and his eight touchdowns were the second-most in the AFC for tight ends…registered at least six receptions in five games for the second time in his career…registered at least four receptions in a career-best 12 games…recorded 5+ receptions in four straight weeks (Weeks 12-15) for the second time in his career…recorded six receptions in back-to-back weeks (Weeks 6-7) for the first time in his career…recorded a receiving touchdown in each of the first three games of the season for the first time in his career…was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List on December 26, 2012 with a right knee injury and missed the season finale (vs. Cleveland)…9/9 at Denver: Recorded a four-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter that gave the Steelers a 10-7 lead…has now recorded a touchdown four times in season-opening games (2005-07, 2012)…converted a third-and-18 with a 23-yard reception late in the third quarter on a drive that ended in a Steelers touchdown…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Started at TE for the eighth consecutive home opener…recorded a one-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter to give the Steelers a 13-10 lead…recorded a touchdown in consecutive regular-season contests for the fifth time in his career (Games 4-6 in 2009, games 8-9 and games 5-6 in 2007 and games 4-7 in 2005)…moved into eighth place (3,933) on the Steelers’ all-time receiving yards list, passing Ray Mathews (3,919)…9/23 at Oakland: Tied career highs in receptions (8) and receiving touchdowns (2)…recorded a receiving touchdown for the third consecutive game, tying for the second-longest streak of his career (Games 4-6 in 2009 and Games 4-7 in 2005)…marked the first time he recorded a receiving touchdown in each of the first three games of a season…now has 35 career receiving touchdowns, passing Ray Mathews (34) for the seventh-most receiving touchdowns in team history…became the first Steeler since WR Plaxico Burress (10/31/04) to record two receiving touchdowns in the first quarter…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Totaled 41 receiving yards on four receptions…became the eighth player in team history to reach 4,000 career receiving yards (4,034)…10/11 at Tennessee: Recorded a team-high six receptions for 67 yards, passing WR Louis Lipps (358) for the third-most receptions in franchise history (362)…10/21 at Cincinnati: Hauled in a nine-yard touchdown grab and the two point conversion that followed to tie the game 14-14 in the second quarter…with five touchdowns on the season, he has recorded the most touchdowns in the first six games of any season in his career…is two touchdowns away from tying his single-season career high of seven (16 games in 2007)…10/28 vs. Washington: Registered a seven-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter…tied Elbie Nickel (37) for the most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in team history…moved into seventh place (4,200) on the team’s all-time receiving yards list, passing Plaxico Burress (4,164; 2000-2004)…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Tied for the team high with four receptions for 48 yards…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Led the team in receptions (4) and receiving yards (47)…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Recorded two receptions for 22 yards…11/25 at Cleveland: Recorded a team-high six receptions…marked the third time this season that he recorded six receptions in a game (10/11 at Tennessee and 10/21 at Cincinnati)…12/2 at Baltimore: Tied for the team high with five receptions, and had a game-high and season-high 97 receiving yards…recorded his 38th career touchdown reception, a seven-yarder from QB Charlie Batch to tie the game 20-20…passed Elbie Nickel (37) for the most receiving touchdowns by a Steelers’ tight end in team history…now has seven touchdown receptions on the season, tying his single-season career high he set in 2007…registered a season-long 43-yard reception to the Baltimore 19-yard line on a drive that ended with RB Jonathan Dwyer’s 16-yard touchdown run…the 43-yard reception was the second-longest of his career (87-yard TD from Batch vs. Miami on 9/7/06)…12/9 vs. San Diego: Finished second on the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (66)…12/16 at Dallas: Recorded seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown…with eight touchdowns on the season, he passed his single-season career high of seven that he set in 2007…tied WR Louis Lipps (39) for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns in team history…joined Hines Ward (1,000) and John Stallworth (537) as the only Steelers’ players to record 400 career receptions (405)…registered his second 90+yard receiving game of the season for the second time in his career (2009)…has recorded 5+ receptions in four straight games for the second time in his career (Weeks 4-7 in 2009)…has registered at least six receptions in five games this season, marking the second time in his career that he recorded at least six receptions in five regular-season games…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Finished second on the team with 45 receiving yards on three receptions…with 816 receiving yards on the season, Miller surpassed his previous single-season career-high of 789 that he set in 2009…marked only the second time in his career that he recorded 650 or more receiving yards in a single season…left the game late in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury and did not return.

2011 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 contests, including the lone postseason contest at TE…had 51 receptions for 631 yards and two touchdowns…became the team’s all-time leader in receptions as a TE, when he passed Elbie Nickel (329)…with 337 career receptions he passed Lynn Swann (336) to move into fourth place for the most receptions in team history…moved into ninth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list (3,864)…9/25 at Indianapolis: Recorded five receptions for 71 yards…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 408 total yards…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Registered three receptions for 46 yards…hauled in an eight-yard touchdown, marking his 30th career receiving touchdown…became only the eighth Steelers’ player to record at least 30 touchdown receptions in their career…surpassed 300 career receptions, becoming the seventh player, and only second tight end (Elbie Nickel, 329) in franchise history to reach 300 career receptions…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Tallied a team-high four receptions for 27 yards…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 185 yards on the ground, including RB Rashard Mendenhall’s 146 yards and one touchdown…10/23 at Arizona: Recorded four receptions for 59 yards with one touchdown…hauled in a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter…added his first career rush for six yards…10/30 vs. New England: Played in his 100th career game, starting at TE…led the team with 85 yards on seven receptions…tied a first-half career-high with six receptions and set a first-half career-high with 76 yards…tied TE Eric Green for the most receptions by a Steelers’ TE in the first half, dating back to 1991…11/6 vs. Baltimore: Made his 100th career start at TE…recorded five receptions for 73 yards…12/19 at San Francisco: Finished with five catches for 82 yards…12/24 vs. St. Louis:    Had one reception for 18 yards…now has 3,841 career receiving yards, passing Santonio Holmes (3,825) for ninth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Started at TE…had five receptions for 60 yards…his 497 career postseason receiving yards is the most by a tight end in team history…became the sixth player in team history to reach 450 career postseason receiving yards…also became the seventh tight end in NFL history with at least 450 yards receiving in the postseason.

      2010 (14-14/3-3): Named offensive co-captain…started 14 regular-season games at tight end, missing two games because of a concussion…finished third on the team in both receptions (42) and yards (512) and tied for third on the team with two touchdown receptions…helped pave the way for RB Rashard Mendenhall to rush for a career-high 1,273 yards and a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns…started all three postseason contests at tight end…had nine receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown in the postseason…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had four catches for 40 yards with a long of 17 yards…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that had 143 yards on the ground…helped block for Mendenhall to rush for 120 yards including a game-winning 50-yard run...9/19 at Tennessee: Had two receptions for three yards…caught his 250th career pass…9/26 at Tampa Bay: Had two catches for 25 yards, including a long of 21 yards…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that gained 201 yards on the ground and 387 total yards…10/3 vs. Baltimore: Had two receptions for 32 yards…surpassed 3,000 career receiving yards…10/17 vs. Cleveland: Had two receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown, his first of the season (a 14-yarder from QB Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter)…11/14 vs. New England: Had five catches for 60 yards…became just the second tight end in team history to reach 3,000 yards for his career, trailing only Elbie Nickel, who finished his career with 5,133 receiving yards…11/28 at Buffalo: Had four catches for 46 yards, including a 26 yarder…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 426 yards of total offense…12/5 at Baltimore: Left the game in the third quarter with a concussion and did not return…12/23 vs. Carolina: Started his 90th career game at TE after missing two games with a concussion…finished with five catches for a season-high 73 yards…had a 20-yard reception on the first drive of the game…1/2 at Cleveland: Had four catches for 55 yards and one touchdown, a four-yard pass from Roethlisberger in the second quarter, giving him two on the season…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger in the third quarter, his fourth career postseason touchdown…finished with five receptions for 39 yards with one touchdown…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Finished with two receptions for 38 yards, including a long of 24 yards…Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Finished with two receptions for 12 yards.

2009 (16-16): Started all 16 games at TE…set a team record for tight ends with 76 receptions…tied the team lead with six touchdown receptions…was selected to his first Pro Bowl…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Caught eight passes for 64 yards (8.0 avg.) with a long of 14…9/20 at Chicago: Caught three passes for 27 yards (9.0 avg.)…eclipsed 2,000 career receiving yards, becoming just the fifth tight end in team history to accomplish that feat…10/4 vs. San Diego: Caught eight passes for 70 yards (8.8 avg.) along with two touchdowns…marked the third multi-touchdown game of his career…10/11 at Detroit: Caught five passes for 54 yards (10.8 avg.) along with one touchdown…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Caught five passes for 80 yards (16.0 avg.) along with one touchdown…marked the second time in his career (2005, four games) that he registered at least one touchdown in three consecutive games…11/22 at Kansas City: Caught seven passes for 95 yards (13.6 avg.) along with one touchdown…broke his previous career record of 48 receptions in a season…12/10 at Cleveland: Caught five passes for 59 yards (11.8 avg.) with a long of 22…eclipsed his single season-high in receiving yards (566 in 2007)…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Caught seven passes for 118 yards with a long of 27…marked his second career 100-yard receiving game…broke the team’s single-season record by a tight end which was held by Eric Green (63)…1/3 at Miami: Made his 22nd consecutive start at TE…caught five passes for 56 yards (11.2 avg.) with one touchdown.

2008 (14-14/3-3): Made 14 regular-season starts at TE…missed two games in Weeks 10 and 11 due to an ankle injury, the first two games that he missed in his pro career…named to the USA Today All-Joe team…caught 48 passes for 514 yards (10.7 avg.) with three touchdowns…started all three postseason games…caught 11 passes in the postseason for 156 yards (14.2 avg.) with one touchdown…9/7 vs. Houston: Finished second on the team with three receptions for 26 yards (8.7 avg.) with a long of 11…9/14 at Cleveland: Played in his 50th career game and had two receptions for 33 yards (16.5 avg.) with a long of 19 yards…had one assisted tackle on special teams…9/21 at Philadelphia: Made his 50th career start at TE…finished with four receptions for 63 yards (15.8 avg.) with a long of 21 yards…surpassed 1,500 career receiving yards (1,548)…10/19 at Cincinnati: Caught two passes for 13 yards (6.5 avg.)…his blocking helped pave the way for Mewelde Moore to rush 20 times for 120 yards (6.0 avg.) with two touchdowns…10/26 vs. N.Y. Giants: Caught three passes for 52 yards (17.3 avg.) with a season-long reception of 22 yards…11/3 at Washington: Did not record a catch prior to leaving the game in the first half with an ankle injury…11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Was inactive with an ankle injury, the first time that he missed a game in his NFL career, snapping a streak of 56 consecutive games played…11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Returned to the lineup after missing two games with an ankle injury…caught four passes for 44 yards (11.0 avg.) with a long of 19 yards and one touchdown…was the 20th receiving touchdown of his career…11/30 at New England: Finished with four receptions for a team-high 60 yards (15.0 avg.) with a long of 21 yards…12/7 vs. Dallas: Caught three passes for 20 yards (6.7 avg.) with one touchdown…his touchdown reception was the 21st of his career, moving him past Bennie Cunningham and into third place on the team’s all-time list for touchdown catches by a tight end…12/21 at Tennessee: Made his 60th career start at TE…caught a career-high eight passes for 69 yards (8.6 avg.) with a long of 17 yards…AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Caught three passes for 37 yards (12.3 avg.) with an eight-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter…AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Caught three passes for 62 yards (20.7 avg.) with a long of 30 yards…Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his eighth consecutive postseason start at TE…caught five passes for 57 yards (11.4 avg.) with a long of 21 yards.

2007 (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 games for the second consecutive year…established then-career highs across the board with 47 receptions for 566 yards (12.0 avg.) and seven touchdowns…set personal single-game postseason highs with eight receptions for 85 yards (10.6 avg.) in the loss to Jacksonville…also scored his second career postseason touchdown in that game…9/9 at Cleveland: Led the team in receptions with four and had a 22-yard TD grab from Ben Roethlisberger…was his third straight season opener with a TD catch...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Made his 31st consecutive start at TE and led the team in catches (four) and receiving yards (82), which gave him an average of 20.5 yards per catch…went over the 1,000-yard mark in career receiving yards...10/7 vs. Seattle: Recorded four catches for 44 yards (11.0 avg.) with a 13-yard long for a TD…his catches and yards gave him 90 career catches and put him over 1,100 career receiving yards (1,101)…10/21 at Denver: Registered five catches for 50 yards (10.0 avg.) including a 27-yard long…was on the receiving end of two of Roethlisberger’s four TD passes…his two receiving TDs marked the second time he has had multi-TDs in a game in his career...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Had five receptions for 71 yards (14.2 avg.) with one TD…his two-yard reception with 3:13 left in the game proved to be the game-winner…his five receptions put him over 100 career catches (104)...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Finished with two catches for 24 yards (12.0 avg.) with one TD…hauled in an 18-yard TD pass from Roethlisberger in the second quarter to give him seven TDs on the year, passing his career high of six TDs...AFC Wild Card Game 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Registered his fifth consecutive postseason start at TE and finished with eight catches for 85 yards and one TD.

2006 (16-16): Started all 16 games…finished with 34 catches for 393 yards (11.6 avg.) with five touchdowns…9/7 vs. Miami: Caught three passes for a career-high 101 yards (33.7 avg.) and one touchdown…eclipsed 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career…caught an 87-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Batch late in the fourth quarter to give the Steelers a 21-17 lead…87-yard TD was the longest touchdown reception at Heinz Field…touchdown was the Steelers longest TD play since Kordell Stewart hit Bobby Shaw for a 90-yard touchdown (Dec. 16, 2001) and was the longest touchdown reception for a tight end in 32 years (Joe Namath connected with Rich Caster for 89 yards against Miami in 1974)…also became the first Steelers’ TE to gain 100-yards receiving since Eric Green (119 – 12/26/93 at Seattle)…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Caught one pass for 16 yards…helped the running game gain 219 yards on 42 rushes (5.2 avg.) and three TDs…10/22 at Atlanta: Caught two passes for four yards and a touchdown…scored on a one-yard toss in the second quarter to give Pittsburgh a 17-7 lead…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Had three receptions for 30 yards (10.0 avg.) with a long of 22 and a TD…caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to give the Steelers a 14-0 lead…helped block for Willie Parker to gain 213 yards (the second highest total in Steelers history)…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Started at TE and helped the offense gain 303 rushing yards on 52 carries (5.8 avg.) and two touchdowns…helped Parker rush for a single-game team-record 223 yards…snapped his streak of consecutive games with a reception at 15…12/17 at Carolina: Helped spring Parker for a 41-yard touchdown run in the third quarter…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Caught three passes for 12 yards (4.0 avg.) with a long of six…caught a one-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal with seven seconds left in the first half…12/31 at Cincinnati: Started at TE and helped the offense rush for 207 yards and possess the ball for 40:41.

2005 (16-15/4-4): Finished the 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)…his 39 catches were the most by a Steelers’ TE since Eric Green caught 46 in during the 1994 season…finished second on the team with 39 receptions for 459 yards (11.8 avg.) and six touchdowns…caught a TD pass in four straight games, tying a team record for a TE…started 15-of-16 games and all four postseason games as a rookie…caught six touchdowns in his first seven games, becoming only the third TE in NFL history to reach that feat (Green in 1990 and Raymond Chester in 1970)…earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 8 vs. Baltimore after recording his first career multiple touchdown game (2)…9/11 vs. Tennessee: Caught first career pass for a three-yard touchdown…9/25 vs. New England: Made his third consecutive start in a two-tight end formation…had one reception for 13 yards…10/10 at San Diego: Caught four passes for 36 yards and a TD…scored on a 16-yard TD pass…his four receptions ranked second on the team behind Hines Ward…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Started at tight end for the fourth time in five games as the team opened in a two-tight end set…had the most productive day of his young career…led the team in three categories with four receptions for 72 yards and a long of 27…caught a 15-yard touchdown in which he bulled his way into the end zone…marked the first time since 1994 that a Steelers’ TE led the team outright in catches and yards in a game…10/23 at Cincinnati: Led the team for the second straight game with six receptions for 58 yards (9.7 avg.) and scored one touchdown…had a long of 21 yards and became the first Steelers’ TE to lead the team in receptions in two consecutive games…10/31 vs. Baltimore: Finished with three catches for 18 yards with two touchdowns, the first multi-touchdown game of his career…extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown to four, tying the Steelers’ tight end record…marked his fifth and sixth touchdowns in his first seven games…the only other tight ends in NFL history to catch six TD passes in their first seven games in the league are Raymond Chester (Oakland Raiders, 1970) and Eric Green (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1990)…earned AFC Rookie of the Week honors…11/28 at Indianapolis: Tied for the team lead with four receptions for 26 yards (6.5 avg.)…12/18 at Minnesota: Caught two passes for a team-high 58 yards, including a game long of 50 to set up the Steelers’ first field goal…his 50-yard reception was the longest by a Steelers’ TE since Eric Green hauled in a 71-yard touchdown in 1993…1/1 vs. Detroit: Caught a team high three passes for 62 yards (20.7 avg.)…had a 43-yard reception, his second longest catch of the season…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Caught two passes for 15 yards…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 at Indianapolis: Caught three passes for 61 yards (20.3 avg.), including a long of 36…caught a seven-yard touchdown pass, his first career postseason TD…AFC Championship Game 1/22 at Denver: Caught two passes for 31 yards (15.5 avg.)…had a long reception of 24 yards…Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Started at TE and helped team gain 181 rushing yards on 33 carries (5.5 avg.) with two rushing TDs.

COLLEGE: Heath Miller was the first ACC player to win the Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end…also became the school’s first major award winner since 1941…holds every receiving record for a tight end in school history and also established new conference career records for receptions, touchdown catches and yards gained by a tight end…closed out his career as the first two-time first-team All-ACC tight end in school history…started 39 consecutive games for the Cavaliers…scored at least once in each of his first five games at Virginia and his nine scoring grabs set a school season-record for tight ends…in 39 games as a Cavalier, caught 144 passes for 1,703 yards (11.8 avg) and 20 touchdowns…only Billy McMullen (210, 1999-2001) had more catches in a career for the Cavaliers…his 1,703 yards rank seventh on the school’s career-record list and his 20 scoring grabs rank fourth. 2004: Winner of the Mackey Award, given to the nation’s best tight end…first-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report, the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Football Writers Association of America…first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice…led the team for the second straight year with 41 receptions for 541 yards (13.2 avg) and five touchdowns in 12 games…served as team captain…25 of his receptions came on scoring drives. 2003: All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team honors from College Football News…first-team All-ACC pick…added first-team All-State honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association and the Roanoke Times…set school and conference season records for tight ends with 70 receptions for 835 yards (11.9 avg) and also scored six times…overall, his 70 catches ranked second on the school’s season record list behind Billy McMullen’s 83 grabs in 2001…joined Bruce McGonnigal (1989) as UVa’s only tight ends with two 100-yard games in a season and the first one to do it in consecutive games (Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech)…sixty percent of his catches went for either a first down or touchdown (42 of 70). 2002: 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…started every game as a redshirt freshman, leading 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. 2001: Was redshirted…was in uniform for the Richmond game…majored in sociology.

PERSONAL: Heath Miller attended Honaker High School (Swords Creek, Va.)…was a quarterback and safety at Honaker High School, where he earned Associated Press Player of the Year honors as a senior and was a two-time AP All-State selection…selected Virginia High School Coaches Association Group A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and was a two-time 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, adding Region D Offensive Player of the Year accolades…passed for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 901 yards in 2000…as a junior, passed for 1,872 yards and 26 touchdowns, and rushed for 643 yards and 12 scores, leading Honaker to an 11-2 record that season…played first base on the Honaker baseball team and was a forward on the basketball team…earned Black Diamond District first-team honors, and was an All-Region and All-State selection in baseball…also earned All-District and All-Region honors in basketball…son of Earl and Denise Miller…is married to Katie and they have three sons, Chase, Jake and Cole…Full Name: Earl Heath Miller.

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