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Millen returning to broadcast booth after surgery

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Millen's wait for a heart transplant (1:00)

By the end of 2018, at the age of 60, four-time Super Bowl champ Matt Millen had a rare disease that left him in need of a new heart. E:60 followed Millen as he waited for a transplant. (1:00)

CHICAGO -- Matt Millen will be back in a broadcast booth when the coming college football season begins, new heart and all.

The former Penn State star who played on four Super Bowl championship teams says his heart transplant surgery hasn't done much to disrupt his life or appetite to return to the game.

Millen was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease in which abnormal protein buildup can cause organ failure. He waited about three months to get the call and received his new heart during a procedure last December.

Millen was a popular NFL analyst before serving as president of the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2008. He and play-by-play man Kevin Kugler will team for an Aug. 31 Big Ten network broadcast to begin the new season.