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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Von Miller has emotional experience at draft

By Jane McManus

NEW YORK -- With the Denver Broncos on the clock and the No. 2 pick in hand, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller looked at his phone. It was disappointingly silent. But then he looked over at his father's phone and saw a 303 area code. When he heard Denver general manager Brian Xanders say he was their pick, Miller was overwhelmed with emotion.

"I just had a flashback, all the way from Little League," Miller said.

Miller said all the people who told him he couldn't make it, that he wasn't good enough, ran through his head, and the tears flowed as he realized that he had finally acheived that goal.