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.
VM: Well, 90-91.
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?
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.