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Super Bowl MVP Von Miller cut out red meat, sports drinks, and junk food in the offseason to terrorize quarterbacks even more

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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was rightfully named Super Bowl MVP after another dominant performance on Sunday.

Miller finished with six tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, playing a huge part in the Broncos' pass rush that shut down Cam Newton.

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Miller has been one of the NFL's fiercest defenders since entering the league in 2011, but part of his strong season can be traced to a more strict diet he took up in the offseason.

According to Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala, Miller spoke to reporters and said he cut out most red meat — burgers, steak, and pork — began drinking water over Gatorade, and cut out junk food like ice cream.

"I was in pretty good shape last year, but I want to go to another level. It's always about how far you can push yourself and how much you can better yourself. I definitely feel like I'm in better shape than I was coming in to OTAs (organized team activities), and I feel like I'll be in better shape going into training camp."

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"Sometimes you just have to step away from the burgers and stuff. It might not be hurting you, but it's definitely not helping you."

Miller added, "When the fourth quarter rolls around, I don't want to be thinking about the ice cream I had the night before."

Miller had also proclaimed that Denver would be the best defense in the NFL, and he was right. The Broncos finished the season with the best defense, and they continued to terrorize opposing quarterbacks in the postseason. In the AFC Championship, Miller once again had 2.5 sacks and an interception, clobbering Tom Brady in the process.

After such a successful season, it's safe to assume Miller won't be reverting back to his own diet this offseason.

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Super Bowl MVP Von Miller cut out red meat, sports drinks, and junk food in the offseason to terrorize quarterbacks even more
The Denver Broncos players celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
C. J. Anderson of the Denver Broncos celebrates after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthersâ Cam Newton (1) walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning celebrates on the field after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncosâ head coach Gary Kubiak, right, reacts after getting soaked with a sports drink by Von Miller (58) after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Carolina Panthersâ Josh Norman (24) sits on the bench after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning (18) talks to Carolina Panthersâ head coach Ron Rivera after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning, right, and Broncosâ head coach Gary Kubiak celebrate after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Denver Broncosâ Von Miller (58) and Peyton Manning (18) celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway smiles with head coach Gary Kubiak, left, during the trophy presentation after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Joe Namath lets people touch the trophy as he carries up to be presented to the Denver Broncos after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Denver Broncos fans and players were reflected on the trophy as they celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Denver Broncosâ Britton Colquitt (4) carries his kids off the field after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Denver Broncosâ head coach Gary Kubiak holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncosâ Von Miller (58) holds the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
John Elway, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, holds the championship trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Carolina Panthers Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos celebrates after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Denver Broncosâ Britton Colquitt kisses his daughter Isla after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Members of the Denver Broncos hold the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Denver Broncosâ Von Miller walks off the field with his mother Gloria after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Denver Broncosâ Peyton Manning celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Carolina Panthers Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Denver Broncosâ Tyler Polumbus daughter Lydia plays with the confetti after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Denver Broncos cheerleaders celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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