Thursday, May 2, 2013

Von Miller's Dream Job: Chicken Farming

(NFL Network)
There is a lot to love about Denver Broncos third-year outside linebacker Von Miller.

The former Texas A&M star arrived in Denver in 2011 as the No. 2 selection in the draft.  Since then, he has averaged 15 sacks per season and earned two Pro Bowl selections.

Miller is a dominating player on the field.  But off the field?  Consider him just another easy-going chicken farmer.

That's right, chicken farmer.

Miller was a poultry science major in college and has a unique interest in chickens. Recently, he landed his own flock:
"If I called you a chicken that would be an insult, but if you've actually raised a chicken, (you would realize that) they are actually pretty brave," Miller told NFL Network for their "NFL Season" spot in January.

"(Chicken farming) is something I could see myself doing," said Miller, "the chicken industry is a billion dollar industry—if you're successful in the poultry industry, you're very successful."

"That'd be alright for me, just growing chickens for the rest of my life.  That's what I envision for me after my football career."

Miller has plenty more football left to play, but when he is ready to hang up his cleats, he is already well on his way to being successful post-football.  Who knew that he would find that success raising chickens?