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Video: What Motivates Denver Broncos Star Linebacker Von Miller?

(Photo courtesy of NFL Network)
(Photo courtesy of NFL Network)
Jon HeathContributor IJanuary 16, 2013

Over an hour after the Denver Broncos fell 38-35 in the second overtime to the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs, star linebacker Von Miller was still sitting at his locker, unable to take his pads off for the final time this season.

What is the story behind this motivated linebacker who has found so much success early in his young career?  On the NFL Network's "The NFL Season," we get a glimpse into what makes Miller tick.

After winning Rookie Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011, Miller went on to break a Broncos franchise record with 18.5 sacks in his second season, earning a second consecutive Pro Bowl selection.  At 23, Miller still has a lot of football left to play.

Since being drafted by the Broncos second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M, Miller has recorded 132 tackles (with 49 tackles going for losses), 30 sacks, eight forced fumbles and a touchdown on an interception return last season.

But, if he ever gets tired of football, raising chickens should suit him just fine.

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