It's that dedication to being all facets of his position that led Roethlisberger to call Miller "maybe the best teammate I've played with at any level."
That selflessness, however, has rarely led to personal accolades. Miller went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 but has spent the majority of his career in the shadows of players who have put up gaudier numbers.
Miller would appreciate a trip to Hawaii but hopes he doesn't get to go if selected. He'd rather be getting ready for the Super Bowl the last weekend in January if given the choice.
It's typical Miller, who is making a case that he's the best tight end in franchise history. His next touchdown catch will tie Elbie Nickel's team record for scoring grabs by a tight end (37). He's already third on Pittsburgh's all-time reception list (368) and should move into second at some point if he continues to stay healthy.
Miller shrugs off his ascension up the ladder, calling it merely a byproduct of longevity.
"If you stick around long enough, I guess those things come," he said. "I've been here awhile and fortunately I've been with a good quarterback for all those years so I think that counts for a lot."
So does working with a metronome-like consistency that sometimes gets taken for granted, just not by his quarterback, who believes Miller the best player at his position in the NFL.
"Absolutely," Roethlisberger said. "People are going to argue with numbers, but all around tight end, no doubt about it."