Miller was named the 2011 Defensive Rookie of the Year in February. (Joey Foley/Getty Images, File Photo)
While one perennial Denver Broncos Pro Bowler may be on his way out of the team locker room, two others are are on their way out of the country.
Cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker Von Miller are among six NFL all-stars heading to the Middle East to spend time with American service members as part of a USO tour, the NFL announced. The other players are Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, Bucs guard Davin Joseph, Panthers WR Steve Smith, and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
It will be the first NFL-USO tour for all six players, the NFL said in a statement.
“This is a great opportunity to support the service men and women of our armed forces and bring attention to their efforts overseas,” Bailey said.
“I’m excited to represent the Broncos and the NFL on this tour and show my appreciation for the military personnel who serve our country,” said Miller.
Miller and Bailey will be sure to pass on a Mile High Salute on behalf of all Broncos fans to the those who really deserve it — our servicemen and women overseas.