Miller sports new nickname, new shoes

7:15 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
Aug 9, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) smiles while on the sidelines during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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The Texas A&M alum, who topped his superb Rookie of the Year season with a team-record 18½ sacks in his second year with the Denver Broncos, wanted to fly to Arlington, Texas, to watch his Aggies play in the Cotton Bowl.

Trouble is, coach John Fox scheduled a team lift last Saturday to keep players from jetting off for the weekend. So, Miller had to watch on TV as Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, known as "Johnny Football," guided the Aggies past Oklahoma 41-13 Friday night.

The next morning, Fox dubbed his premiere pass-rusher "Vonny Football."

Miller likes the nickname and joked he'll call his new custom-made Adidas shoe the same thing.

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