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Mile High Morning: Von Miller dedicates Super Bowl LVI win in memory of Demaryius Thomas


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As Von Miller celebrated the Rams' Super Bowl LVI win, he made sure to dedicate the game to those who inspired him en route to his second title victory, including the late Demaryius Thomas.

"This is for D.T., my son Val, [late sports psychologist] Trevor Moawad, all of my teammates here," Miller said when he joined NFL Network.

Miller, who had two sacks, tied the record for most sacks in career Super Bowl appearances with 4.5. And, as he had done since Thomas' passing in December, he played the game with a helmet decal emblazoned with Thomas' No. 88.

"I don't think I've ever played for more in my career, man," Miller said after the game. "I was playing for D.T.; he passed away suddenly in December. I was playing for my son; he was born in August. Playing for Trevor Moawad; he passed away after the very first game of the season. Playing for all of my teammates here."

As Katina Smith, Thomas' mother, told The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones, "I know the bond that they had. They were like brothers."

Below the Fold

While Broncos Country may have had no official rooting interest in the Super Bowl, Miller's presence in the game was enough for many Broncos fans, including his former teammates.

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