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Von Miller named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September

This is the third such honor in Miller’s legend-in-the-making career so far.

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In his follow-up season to being named Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller has not lost a step.

Dance or otherwise.

The premiere edge rusher was just named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September, the third honor of Miller’s career.

Miller now passes former cornerback Champ Bailey for the most such awards in team history.

Leading the NFL with five sacks through three games, Miller has been a huge reason for Denver’s 3-0 start, also accounting for 12 tackles (9 solo), three tackles for a loss, six quarterback hits, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

Miller was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2 for his "Vonstrous" game against the Colts in which he had three sacks, including the strip-sack with less than two minutes remaining that led to a Denver touchdown and sealed the win for the Broncos.

Coach Gary Kubiak believes Miller is as good as he’s ever seen.

Miller has totaled 10 sacks over his last six games (including last season’s magical playoffs). With this kind of awesome-sauce play, Miller could be on track to beat the single-season sack record currently held by Michael Strahan (22.5). And if he keeps this up, Miller could be the first defensive league MVP since Lawrence Taylor in 1986.

This honor marks the 11th total conference defensive player of the month recognition for a Bronco since the award 1986, the first year of the award.