BORN AN OHIO STATE BUCKEYE
Braxton Miller was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He attended high school in Huber Heights where he excelled in Football and Basketball. After four years of exceptional play, he was an
Under Armour All-American,
first team all-state, and was named a Ohio Mr. Football Finalist. Being raised only 40 minutes away from The HorseShoe, he was an avid Buckeye fan and dreamed of attending The Ohio State University.
His biggest goal in life became simple: to get accepted to The Ohio State University, to put on that scarlet and gray uniform, and to one day play football for the Buckeyes.
At OSU Braxton is considered one of the most decorated athletes in school history. As a sophomore in 2012, Miller passed for 2,039 yards and 15 passing touchdowns with 1,271 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the Buckeyes to an undefeated 12-0 record and was named the Big Ten MVP. The following season he was again named Big Ten MVP again. He won 7 Big Ten Conference awards in his career. That is the most in the history of the storied conference any player has ever won. After the season, during a practice he re-injured his shoulder and was out for the entire season his senior year. During his senior year, the Buckeyes won the National Championship. Whole he was hurt the other quarterbacks had success and there was speculation he was going to transfer. The truth was it never crossed his mind. There were speculations about where he was going to transfer to meanwhile he was secretly working out with the other quarterbacks transitioning to a wide receiver. The thought of him transferring never really crossed his mind. It came down to one question for him. Why would he ever leave Ohio State? In the opening game of the 2015 season, he made changing skill positions look easy and lit the world on fire with the "Spin Move". Social Media was lit with even tweets from LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. It was a 53-yard score touchdown.
Braxton Miller was drafted by the Houston Texans
with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft
. During an interview, he was asked about his role and responded with confidence... "Playmaker. Just a playmaker. I’ll play slot. Outside. Inside. Running back. Whatever’s in the game plan, I’m capable of playing any position."