Steelers All Smiles Thursday After Seeing TE Heath Miller Run 100-Yard Sprints

During the final day of the Pittsburgh Steelers second OTA session of the 2013 season, the team was treated to a sight that put smiles on all of their faces, as rehabbing tight end Heath Miller was spotted doing 100-yard sprints on the field next them.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained what they observed after Thursday\’s practice when he was a guest on 93.7 The Fan.

“We saw Heath Miller running today on the field next to our practice and everybody kind of just had this big smile on their face,” said Roethlisberger. Coach Kirby (Wilson) said, \’Ben, look over there\’, and we saw Heath like running a 100-yard sprint and looking good running. And It makes you feel all warm and bubbly inside; it just was great.”

Roethlisberger went on to explain why he believes Miller, who is now just over five months removed from his knee surgery, will come back better than he was prior to his injury taking place.

“Heath\’s game was not predicated on speed and quickness,” said Roethlisberger. “Heath was all about technique, and he was about strength. It\’s never good to have a surgery like he had, but it\’s not going to be to me as devastating, I don\’t think, because as hard of a worker as he is, when he comes back, I think Heath is going to come back stronger and better than ever.”

While Miller refused to put a timetable on his recovery when he talked to the media last week, Roethlisberger has not been shy about predicting his tight end will be ready for the season opener. With over three months to go until the start of the season, Miller certainly appears to be on track – a 100-yard track at that.

  • Chris Ranieri

    Great news!!!!

  • Shea Fahr

    I agree with Dr. Roethlisberger, Heath is a different animal and I am sure this is some of the BEST news all of us have heard all off season.

  • dgh57

    That’s my man Heath for ya!!

    The fact that he was seen sprinting and not just jogging to me is even more encouraging!!!

  • Steve

    Look at Purple Jesus last year after blowing out his knee. Had one of his best years, over 6 yards a carry.

  • Kevin Gobleck


  • 2443scott

    100 yards is way better then 100 feet sprints hes sounding like he just might be ready

  • Rosco


  • Steve

    Just hope Heath does NOT have a relapse from going too hard too soon.

  • Ahmad

    I know it’s just 100 yard sprints but hey it’s a good start.

  • Mike Sweeney

    Dr. Benny, knows all…..What a blessing that big country is now sprinting 100 yarders now. That news, should make all Steeler nation, warm and fuzzy inside.

  • steeltown

    All smiles here too