PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Penn State and NFL linebacker Matt Millen is waiting for a necessary heart transplant.
ESPN reports that Millen has been suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease that would eventually require surgery.READ MORE: Mars Area High School Graduate Honored With Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Millen has been hospitalized in an undisclosed location in New Jersey for nearly 70 days waiting for the procedure according to reports.READ MORE: State Police Investigating After Two People Assaulted, Stabbed In Shenango Township
Millen was a linebacker at Penn State, who went on to play for the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins in the NFL.
The Detroit Lions hired Millen as the President and CEO of the team from 2001-2008.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Lifeguard Helps Woman Finish Great Race
Before and after his time with the Lions, Millen held multiple sports broadcasting jobs.