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Pittsburgh Steelers front office releases statement on Heath Miller's retirement

Heath Miller has decided to call it a career, and the Steelers' front office has released statements on Miller's tremendous career in the black and gold.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

It won't be the same without No. 83 catching passes from Ben Roethlisberger and the entire Heinz Field crowd coming together in unison yelling "HEEEATH!!". Nonetheless, the Pittsburgh Steelers now face life without Heath Miller. As the 11-year veteran decided to hang up the cleats for good, the Steelers' front office released statements on not just the career, but Heath Miller the person.

President Art Rooney II
Heath Miller informed us earlier today of his decision to retire after an exceptional 11-year career in Pittsburgh. Since he was drafted in the first round in 2005, Heath has been an amazing player on the field and an outstanding contributor in our community. On behalf of the entire Steelers organization and Steelers Nation around the world, I would like to congratulate and thank Heath of his many contributions to the Steelers. The chants of "HEEATH" will be missed at Heinz Field and around the entire NFL. Heath is the most accomplished tight end in team history and his efforts will not soon be forgotten. We wish his entire family the best in his retirement, and we thank them for being part of the Steelers for 11 great years.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Heath Miller was as great a combination of character and football player as I have ever been around. Heath helped us win many games, including two Super Bowl Championships, while also being an important part of our community. We want to thank Heath for his contributions and wish he, Katie and the kids nothing but the best.

General Manager Kevin Colbert
It's been an honor and a pleasure to coach Heath, to watch him grow and evolve and perform. There are great benefits and blessings that come with being some place as long as I have been here. It also creates unique relationships and feelings and experiences that make events such as his retirement difficult. It would be selfish of me to view it in any other way other than a great deal of admiration and appreciation for having an opportunity to work with Heath for nine of the 11 years he has done it.