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As Von Miller celebrated the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI win, he made sure to dedicate the game to those who inspired him en route to his second title victory, including the late Demaryius Thomas.
“This is for D.T., my son Val, [late sports psychologist] Trevor Moawad, all of my teammates here,” Miller said when he joined NFL Network.
“It’s football heaven.”
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Miller, who had two sacks, tied the record for most sacks in career Super Bowl appearances with 4.5. And, as he had done since Thomas’ passing in December, he played the game with a helmet decal emblazoned with Thomas’ No. 88.
Von Miller is the first player in NFL history with multiple sacks in the Super Bowl for two different teams.
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“I don’t think I’ve ever played for more in my career, man,” Miller said after the game. “I was playing for D.T.; he passed away suddenly in December. I was playing for my son; he was born in August. Playing for Trevor Moawad; he passed away after the very first game of the season. Playing for all of my teammates here.”
As Katina Smith, Thomas’ mother, told The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones, “I know the bond that they had. They were like brothers.”
While Broncos Country may have had no official rooting interest in the Super Bowl, Miller’s presence in the game was enough for many Broncos fans, including his former teammates.
Congrats, @VonMiller, on another #SuperBowl 🏆!
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Congratulations brotha ✊🏾 @VonMiller
No limit to what God can do! Keep being you!
Hell of a game! Happy for Stafford, Von, and the Rams! Congrats fellas! #🐐
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UNCLE VONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN @VonMiller
Von won again. 🥺 He deserves all the things.But the Bengals should feel really gd about their season.
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This week has been truly amazing. Damn proud to shake the hands and thank the @USArmy, @USMC, @USNavy, & the @usairforce that protect and serve our country! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/2mLTnwkGmS
@Dalton_Risner66 @Broncos awesome to meet you!! Appreciate you supporting our military troops here in Hawaii!! You are the man!! https://t.co/PM4aVnCguf
“I think he is a top-three DC right now,” defensive end Dre’Mont Jones said.
“I couldn’t wait to get here, and just love spending time with my son,” Big Dave said.
“The thing about Damarri is, it’s not too big for him,” Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett said.
“The offensive line set an encouraging baseline in their first game in this season of change,” The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider wrote.
“Gregory played 26 snaps and flashed some of the impact in the pass rush the Broncos want to see on a consistent basis,” ESPN’s Jeff Legwold wrote.
“After a no-touchdown 2021 season, Jeudy didn’t waste any time this year reaching the end zone,” The Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran wrote.
“[Surtain is] one of the best CB prospects to touch the league in a while,” former All-Pro cornerback Asante Samuel noted.
“He was never afraid to be goofy and be funny,” Hackett’s friend David Schrag told the Denver Post.
The Broncos could see a Super Bowl victory and MVP honors for Russell Wilson this season, two CBS Sports analysts predict.
“It’s like we’re both thinking the same thing,” Jackson told The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider.
“The Broncos have gotten their guy, and the Broncos are going back to the playoffs because of this guy,” Schrager said.
“If Wilson performs the way he should, he could be poised to win his first league MVP and mimic Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl triumph in a second act with the Broncos,” Battista wrote.
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