NFL star, DeSoto HS grad Von Miller has COVID-19

A top NFL star who grew up in North Texas is battling COVID-19.

Von Miller's agent said the 31-year-old linebacker tested positive for the coronavirus and wants to come forward with his diagnosis to show doubters how serious the disease is.

Joby Branion told The Associated Press on Thursday that Miller is in good spirits while resting at his home in Denver. He plans to speak publicly about his diagnosis on Friday.

Miller, who was recently a unanimous pick to the NFL's All-Decade team of the 2010s, said last week he trained in San Francisco before returning home to Colorado when the stay-at-home measures went into effect to contain the virus.

Miller was a graduate of DeSoto High School and then played for Texas A&M before being drafted by the Broncos.