By Michael Spencer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Von Miller continued to add to his list of awards Thursday.

The Broncos linebacker was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for his performance in September.

Von Miller (credit: Evan Semón/CBS)

Von Miller (credit: Evan Semón/CBS)

It is the third time in his career that Miller has won the award, passing former cornerback Champ Bailey for the most in team history.

DeMarcus Ware was the last Broncos player to win the award. Ware won the award in September of 2015.

Through three games this season, Miller leads the NFL with five sacks. Miller has made a habit of saving his best for last; four of those five sacks have come in the 4th quarter.

Miller was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his Week 2 performance against Indianapolis when he recorded three sacks, including a strip-sack to help seal the victory over Indianapolis.

In the offseason Miller signed a six-year $114 million extension which included $70 million in guaranteed money. That contract made him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.

Miller and the Broncos are 3-0 and will travel to Tampa Bay this weekend. You can see the game at 2:05 Sunday afternoon on CBS4.

Michael Spencer is a Sports Anchor at CBS4. Read his bio or connect with him on Twitter @MichaelCBS4.

  1. Luke Enno says:

    Von Miller certainly deserved it. Shane Ray also had a nice month as did Aqib Talib. The defense is well-situated to lead this team deep into the playoffs.

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