The chants of "HEEEEEAAAAAATH" will fade from Heinz Field in 2016.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has decided to retire after 11 seasons in the NFL, the team announced on Friday. And he goes out with quite a resume.
Since being selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Miller helped the Black and Gold win two Super Bowls and started 167 of 168 regular-season games. His 592 career receptions are are the sixth-most in NFL history by a tight end and tops in Steelers history at the position. In team history, he ranks second in receptions, fourth in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
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Miller also had two Pro Bowl nods over his career.
And lest you think he wasn't popular among Steelers Nation, here's a small smattering of the fan reaction on Twitter on Friday:
Noooooooo Heath Miller 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 My TE retired 😪— TJ (@_LoverNoFighter) February 19, 2016
Heath Miller is one of the classiest players to have played in the Burgh. I wish him all the best. #Steelers— (An)Drew Kiess (@Drew_Kiess) February 19, 2016
Heath Miller just retired 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— CBC (@RunFastRunSmart) February 19, 2016
Shocked by Heath Miller's decision. Gonna miss that man. HEEEEEEATH— Mike Wise (@MikeWiz39) February 19, 2016
I miss Heath Miller already— Joe Shopp (@joeshopp) February 19, 2016
You will be missed, Heath. Good luck going forward!