PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers may not be going to the playoffs this year, but there was some good news surrounding the team on Thursday.
According to a press release from the team, tight end Heath Miller has been named as the team’s most valuable player.
This season, Miller had 71 receptions for 816 yards and eight touchdowns.
Miller was placed on the team’s reserve/injured list on Wednesday and will not play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Miller’s 71 receptions currently leads the team. Should he end up leading the team for the season, he would be the first tight end to hold that honor since Eric Green did it in 1993.
The MVP honor is the first time a tight end has won it for the Steelers.
In addition to Miller, Casey Hampton and Mike Adams are also taking home an award.
Both were named as 2012 recipients of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pro Football Writers of America’s annual awards.
Hampton received “The Chief Award,” which is given to the member of the organization who best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media.
Adams won the “Joe Greene Great Performance Award,” which is given to the team’s most outstanding rookie.