Heath Miller has retired after 11 NFL season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Miller was a first round pick in 2005 and retires with 592 receptions, 6,569 yards and 45 receiving touchdowns.
Team president Art Rooney II said in a statement that Miller informed the franchise of his plans early Friday.
"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," Rooney said. "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."
Miller released a statement later Friday thanking the team "for giving me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream."
"I will always cherish and value the special bonds that I formed with my teammates. It was truly an honor for me to take the field with them," Miller said. "I am also appreciative of my entire family and all of the coaches who helped me along the way. Additionally, I want to thank Steelers Nation, the best fans in the NFL!"