Getting to know … Texas A&M LB Miller

Texas A&M LB Von Miller stopped by the NFL Network studios on Tuesday, and we took some time to get to know him as he prepares for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Adam Rank: Favorite team growing up?
Von Miller: Dallas Cowboys.

AR: Favorite player?
VM: (Hall of Fame RB) Emmitt Smith. I liked the way he hit the holes and how he played the game.

AR: Did you dream about playing for the Cowboys as a kid?
VM:
I had dreams like that, for sure, to be playing at Texas Stadium. But right now, I just want to play in the league.

AR: Who are you looking forward to playing against the most?
VM:
I am just looking forward to being on the squad with some great guys. Having all of those brutes around you.

AR: Did you play Madden?
VM:
Yes, I had all of them.

AR: Of course, you created yourself on the game, right?
VM:
I did. I created myself as a RB or WR.

AR: Be honest, when you created yourself, you were a 99 speed.
VM:
I tried to keep it truthful. So I gave myself a 90.

AR: C’mon
VM:
Well, 90-91.

AR: Really?
VM:
Between 95 and 90.

AR: I feel I could just sit here and eventually you will cave and say 99.
VM:
Nah, 90-95. That’s it.

AR: And the team you used?
VM:
Cowboys.

AR: What do you look forward to the most, getting that jersey for the first time or actually being on the Madden game?
VM:
The jersey.

AR: If you weren’t playing football, what sport would you choose?
VM:
I would try basketball, but you only get five fouls. Maybe track. I would like to run the hurdles, do the long jump.

AR: Speaking of that, what was your favorite event at the combine?
VM:
The 40-yard dash. That is what the combine is all about, your 40 time.

AR: Favorite TV show.
VM:
I like “SportsCenter” and NFL Network.

AR: Favorite movie.
VM:
“Friday Night Lights” (Miller played high school football at DeSoto High in Texas).

AR: Best Texas A&M alum.
VM:
(Former Aggies and Cowboys LB) Dat Nguyen. He is the face of Texas A&M, at least when you think of linebackers.

AR: Best Texas A&M player now.
VM: QB Ryan Tannehill. He can run and throw, and he can do anything.

AR: Seems like we should give some love to former Aggie Shane Lechler.
VM:
Best punter out there.

AR: Favorite music.
VM:
Everything. I have over 32,000 songs.

AR: Do you listen to music on headphones before the game?
VM:
No pregame music for me. I love just raw football, and to listen to the buzz of the fans. With headphones, you can’t hear that.

AR: Have any thoughts on Charlie Sheen?
VM:
Nah. What’s going on with him?

AR: That was the perfect answer. Thank you, Von.

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP | Subscribe (RSS)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,074 other followers