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40thStreetBlack
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"Heath Miller retires."


  

          

One of the best all-around TE in the league over the last decade. Sixth most receptions and ninth most receiving yards by a TE in NFL history. 2x Pro Bowler, 2x Super Bowl Champion. Hell of a career. Happy trails, Heath.

Wahoowa

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/another-standout-player-calls-it-a-career--this-time--te-heath-miller-195845561.html

Heath Miller retires: Another standout player calls it a career

By Shalise Manza Young
1 hour ago
Shutdown Corner

It's been an eventful offseason thus far for retirements: Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired on Friday, joining Marshawn Lynch, Jared Allen, Charles Woodson, Jerod Mayo, Justin Tuck and Rashean Mathis as big-name players who have called it a career in recent weeks.
Like most all of those players, Miller could still play and contribute if he wanted to keep going, but he has decided 11 seasons are enough.

The Steelers announced the move on their website.

In a statement, head coach Mike Tomlin said, "It’s been an honor and a pleasure to coach Heath, to watch him grow and evolve and perform. There are great benefits and blessings that come with being some place as long as I have been here. It also creates unique relationships and feelings and experiences that make events such as his retirement difficult. It would be selfish of me to view it in any other way other than a great deal of admiration and appreciation for having an opportunity to work with Heath for nine of the 11 years he has done it."

Team president Art Rooney II said Miller had an "exceptional" career.

"Since he was drafted in the first round in 2005, Heath has been an amazing player on the field and an outstanding contributor in our community. On behalf of the entire Steelers organization and Steelers Nation around the world, I would like to congratulate and thank Heath of his many contributions to the Steelers. The chants of 'HEEATH' will be missed at Heinz Field and around the entire NFL. Heath is the most accomplished tight end in team history and his efforts will not soon be forgotten. We wish his entire family the best in his retirement, and we thank them for being part of the Steelers for 11 great years."

A first-round pick (30th overall) of the Steelers in 2005, Miller is the franchise leader in receptions (592), receiving yards (6,569) and receiving touchdowns (45) by a tight end. Overall, he is second in team history in catches, and fourth in receiving yards and touchdowns.

Only five tight ends in NFL history have recorded more than his 592 career receptions. Miller had at least one reception in 103 straight games, a streak that began on Nov. 20, 2008 and ended on Oct. 25, 2015 (including postseason).

A Virginia native who played college ball at the University of Virginia, Miller, 33, was a two-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion. He was Pittsburgh's team MVP in 2012.


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I'm STILL salty that the Jets traded their 1st rounder for Doug Jolley
Feb 19th 2016
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would've loved Heath as a Jet but he woudn't have had the success he had...
Feb 19th 2016
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Wahoowa.
Feb 19th 2016
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Wish him the best of luck on whatever he decides to do next.
Feb 19th 2016
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KosherSam
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Fri Feb-19-16 05:27 PM

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1. "I'm STILL salty that the Jets traded their 1st rounder for Doug Jolley"
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when Miller was projected to be on the board for their selection and they were in desparate need of a TE.

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40thStreetBlack
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2. "would've loved Heath as a Jet but he woudn't have had the success he had..."
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in Pittsburgh, so I'm good with it.


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Buck
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Fri Feb-19-16 09:49 PM

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Shaun Tha Don
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Fri Feb-19-16 11:23 PM

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4. "Wish him the best of luck on whatever he decides to do next."
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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