Former Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller Announces His Induction Into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame

By Chase Brown on May 31, 2024 at 9:30 am
Braxton Miller

A Buckeye football star will be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller announced Thursday that he has been selected for the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2024. The school's athletic department has yet to announce the other members of the class.

A Springfield, Ohio, native and Wayne High School graduate, Miller was the No. 30 overall prospect and No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2011 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He committed to Ohio State over Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, USC and seven other schools.

At Ohio State, Miller became one of the most electrifying players in college football as soon as his freshman year. A 10-game starter in his first season, he recorded 1,159 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions as a passer and added another 715 yards and seven scores as a runner.

Over the next two seasons, Miller became a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, throwing for 4,133 yards, 39 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while running for 2,339 yards and 25 scores. Miller led Ohio State to an undefeated 12-0 season in 2012 (the NCAA banned the Buckeyes from postseason competition as a result of “Tattoogate”) and a 12-2 season in 2013.

In the final game of Ohio State's 2013 season – a 40-35 loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl – Miller suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. He later tore the labrum of the same shoulder in practice and took a medical redshirt for the 2014 season. Then-head coach Urban Meyer turned to J.T. Barrett to lead the offense. When Barrett broke his ankle in The Game that year, Cardale Jones took over and led the Buckeyes to three historic wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to win the national title.

In Miller's final season at Ohio State, he did not return to quarterback due to complications with his throwing shoulder. Instead, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete moved to wide receiver (or H-back). Miller shined there, too, collecting 601 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 8.8 yards per touch.

After his college career ended, Miller became the Houston Texans' third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft. In two seasons with the franchise, Miller caught 34 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

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