By Ken Molestina

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DESOTO (CBSDFW.COM) – Students at DeSoto High School are abuzz with excitement after one of their most popular graduates — Von Miller — was named Super Bowl 50 MVP.

He accepted the trophy, making him the third DeSoto graduate to be an active player in a Super Bowl game and the first from DeSoto ever named MVP.

“Big time players make big time plays in big time moments,” said DeSoto senior football player, Tristen Wallace, who has committed to play for the Oregon Ducks.

For many students Millers’ rise to success is one that is providing them with plenty of inspiration.

“I look up to him a lot,” said junior lineman Kolby Watts.

The Super Bowl MVP’s pictures and trophies hang throughout their halls, and now students are hoping on day they too can have their likeness in their schools halls of fame.

“It just makes you think that you want to be just like him.”

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