Los Angeles Rams linebacker Von Miller tied a Super Bowl record following the team’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Los Angeles Rams‘ big moves in the past year have paid off, as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win Super Bowl 56. One of the transactions they made was acquiring linebacker Von Miller from the Denver Broncos at the trade deadline. Not only is Miller a two-time Super Bowl champion, but he also tied a record.
Miller has now tied Hall of Fame linebacker Charles Haley for the most career sacks in Super Bowl history with 4.5. The thing is, Haley accomplished this feat in five trips to the big game — Miller did so in just two appearances.
If you wanted to look at all 4.5 sacks recorded by Miller in the Super Bowl, you can do so by watching the NFL’s tweet below:
Von Miller ties Charles Haley’s Super Bowl sacks record
Miller’s first appearance in the big game arrived in Super Bowl 50, when the Broncos faced off against the Carolina Panthers. Miller recorded 2.5 sacks on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, with two of them being forced fumbles, one of them being returned for a touchdown. All in all, Miller recorded six combined tackles, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed in Denver’s 24-10 win, earning him the Super Bowl MVP award.
Facing off against the Bengals in Super Bowl 56, Miller recorded two sacks to officially tie the record. Additionally, the veteran linebacker recorded two solo tackles, three quarterback hits and one defended pass. Miller did not earn the MVP award this time, as it instead went to wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
With Miller earning his second-ever Super Bowl ring, he is now set to become an unrestricted free agent. It will remain to be seen where he will sign, but he can add a Super Bowl record to his resume for interested teams.