The Los Angeles Rams gave two Texas A&M players a world championship ring with a 23-20 victory in Super Bowl 56 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Former Super Bowl MVP Von Von Miller nabbed the second piece of hardware in his career while rookie defensive lineman Bobby Brown got his first. In addition, former A&M backer Anthony Hines was on the team’s practice squad and celebrated after the victory. Von Miller had two sacks in the game as the Rams’ defense had seven sacks in all.
Von Miller was traded to the Rams midway through the 2021 season and had 9.5 sacks to go with 50 tackles for the season. He also added 17 quarterback hits.
A three-year starter for Texas A&M, Von Miller posted 10.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss to earn Walter Camp All-America honors during his senior season in 2010. Von Miller also won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 2010. Von Miller was then selected by the Broncos with the second overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
He played in 15 games during his rookie campaign and was impressive, registering 64 tackles, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, making the Pro Bowl. The following year, Von Miller was even better, racking up 68 tackles, 18.5 sacks, earning another Pro Bowl selection while notching First-Team All-Pro honors in the process. He also earned a pair of First-Team All-Pro selections in 2015 and 2016. Von Miller led the Broncos to the Super Bowl 50 title and earned the game’s Most Valuable Player honors in the 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.
In 2015, he became the third-fastest NFL player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks, needing just 58 games. Von Miller currently holds multiple Denver Broncos career defensive records including sacks, forced fumbles, tackles for loss and quarterback hits. This past season, Von Miller registered 46 tackles and eight sacks this season for the Broncos and earned his sixth straight Pro Bowl selection.
In 2012, Von Miller created Von’s Vision to provide Denver-area youth with eye examinations and eyewear. Von’s Vision hosts Von’s Vision Days throughout the year to provide children with free eye exams and glasses. Earlier this year, Von Miller was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Sports.
Von Miller also received the 2019 Walter Camp “Alumni Award,” the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced. He becomes the first Aggie to receive the prestigious honor. The Walter Camp “Alumni of the Year” award is bestowed on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good work for others.
Von Miller missed the 2020 season due to a leg injury suffered before the year got underway.
Brown was a forth round selection of the Rams and played in ten games for the franchise. Hines went undrafted out of Texas A&M and spent training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. He suffered an elbow injury and was waived from injury reserve with an injury settlement before camp concluded. He ultimately ended up with the Rams’ practice squad but he never made it to the active roster.