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Steelers reportedly sign top draft choice

July 26, 2005 at 6:27 PM

PITTSBURGH, July 26 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly have signed their top draft choice, tight end Heath Miller, to a five-year contract worth nearly $7 million.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Web site Tuesday said Miller could earn as much as $9.4 million if he reaches certain incentives. The newspaper reported more than $4.5 million is guaranteed, with nearly $4 million of that guaranteed money coming within the first two years.

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Miller was the 30th selection in the NFL draft out of the University of Virginia. He was a consensus All-American and unanimous All-ACC First-Team pick in 2004, leading the team with 41 receptions for 541 yards and five touchdowns.

In 39 games with Virginia, Miller caught 144 passes for 1,703 yards and 20 touchdowns, all ACC records for a tight end.

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