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Matt Millen Recovering Following Successful Heart Transplant

Some fantastic news regarding the legendary Penn Stater.

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We have some absolutely wonderful news to share on this Christmas Eve- Matt Millen underwent a successful heart transplant. Millen is recovering from the procedure that was “wildly successful,” according to his son, Matthew H. Millen.

He posted the following on Facebook on Monday morning:

“We are praising God this morning that dad’s heart transplant was “wildly successful” last night. What a wonderful Christmas gift! The doctors said the heart was “a perfect fit” and everything went smoothly during the surgery. THANK YOU to everyone who was praying!

Please be in prayer for dad’s swift recovery and that his body seamlessly adapts to the new heart. Please also be lifting up the family in prayer that lost a loved one, as our joy is another family’s sorrow. Pray that the Lord would meet them in their grief and give them comfort and peace.”

Millen played both linebacker and on the defensive line for Penn State, and was selected as a first-team All-American in 1979. He was a second round pick by the Oakland Raiders in 1980, where he won two Super Bowls. He would go on to win two more Super Bowls, one with San Francisco and one with Washington before retiring in 1991.

Here’s hoping for all the best for Millen and his family as he prepares for a complete recovery. It looks like it will be a very merry Christmas for the Millen family, with many more to come.