After 11 seasons in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is retiring, the team announced on Friday.
“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,” team president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “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.”
In his own statement, Miller thanks the Steelers for helping him “live out my childhood dream.”
“I will always cherish and value the special bonds that I formed with my teammates. It was truly an honor for me to take the field with them,” Miller said. “I am also appreciative of my entire family and all of the coaches who helped me along the way. Additionally, I want to thank Steelers Nation, the best fans in the NFL!”
Miller, 33, finishes his career with 6,569 yards and 45 receiving touchdowns — all franchise highs for the tight end position. He’s also just one of four Steelers to catch at least 500 passes. His best season came in 2012, when he caught 71 passes along with a career-high 816 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
Miller was chosen with the 30th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and played his entire career with the franchise.