Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller decided to retire from the NFL on Friday after 11 seasons and as you can imagine, several of his current and former teammates quickly turned to Twitter to pay their respects to his great career.
From Ike Taylor to Bud Dupree, it’s obvious how well respected Miller was.
We will add more of these throughout the afternoon and evening.
One of the most professional, hard working guys I’ve ever been around! It’s been a true pleasure to play with this beast! Congratulations on a great career and walking away on your own terms! You’re the man HEEEEEATH!!
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Oh man. Hard 2 believe The Godfather is hanging up his cleats! I’m happy for him and his family, but will miss suiting up beside him. He has taught me a lot and is one of the toughest competitors I know. I feel like he could play forever. HEEEATTTH! #Steelers #SteelerNation #ClassAct
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President Art Rooney II
“Heath Miller informed us earlier today of his decision to retire after an exceptional 11-year career in Pittsburgh. 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.”
Head Coach Mike Tomlin
“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.”
General Manager Kevin Colbert
“Heath Miller was as great a combination of character and football player as I have ever been around. Heath helped us win many games, including two Super Bowl Championships, while also being an important part of our community. We want to thank Heath for his contributions and wish he, Katie and the kids nothing but the best.”