For Von Miller, serving in Iraq had meant giving up being able to watch his son's high school football games.
But now at least he can listen.
Jake Miller plays junior varsity for Southeast Polk High School in Iowa. Normally, the high school doesn't broadcast the JV games, but when the announcers found out about Jake's dad, they made an exception.
"We found out that Von was listening to the varsity game--a little touch of home," said Radio Announcer Chris Carron. "Jake actually came up in the booth and said, 'Hi Dad.'"
"I'm probably going to cry now; but it just really got to me as a father," he said. "I have three kids and I just can't imagine being away for a year."
Jake Miller said his performance has improved.
"I think it makes me perform better since I know that he's listening to me when I'm playing," he said.
Von Miller is scheduled to be back sometime next year. In the meantime, he said listening to his son's games is like a "mini-weekend" for him.