DeSoto Honors Super Bowl MVP With “Von Miller Day”

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DESOTO, TX -- It was Homecoming Saturday for DeSoto native Von Miller.

Yeah, the Super Bowl 50 MVP made his first trip back to his old stomping grounds since stomping Cam Newton in the Big Game, in front of his original fans at Eagle Stadium.

"Von, everybody's proud of you. I want you to remember that lots of us were proud of you before you were the Super Bowl MVP."  said Dave Meadows, who was the football coach at DeSoto during Von Miller's time at the school.

The Broncos linebacker added to his already extensive list of accomplishments with tons of presentations, including the key to the city and an official proclamation declaring the day "Von Miller Day".

"I came up in DeSoto, grew up in DeSoto and to have this moment here is just surreal," said Miller, "It's been the highlight of this whole thing."

It was a sweet homecoming for Miller who was once known more for his problems off the field than his on-field dominance.

But on Saturday, he stood at the 50-yard line, a role model, a champion and an MVP.

"It hasn't always been great for me," Miller told the crowd on hand, "You know it's been up, down, up, down. I just want to connect with all the young guys out there. Keep God first, take it one day at a time and it'll happen for you, too."