Harry Miller, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound offensive lineman out of Georgia, was a five-star recruit in the 2019 class.
Football has changed him in ways he never knew possible, and now he is putting it in his rearview mirror.
The multi-year backup offensive lineman for the Ohio State football team is medically retiring from the sport. Miller detailed his struggles with contemplating suicide during his collegiate career and the tough journey he’s been on.
“I am medically retiring,” Miller said. “I would not usually share such information. However, because I have played football, I am no longer afforded the privilege of privacy, so I will share my story briefly before more articles continue to ask, ‘What is wrong with Harry Miller?’ That is a good question.
“… Prior to the season last year I told Coach Day of my intention to kill myself. He immediately had me in touch with Dr. Candice and Dr. Norman, and I received the support I needed.
“… God bless those who love. God bless those who weep. And God bless those who hurt and only know who to share their hurt by anger, for they are learning to love with me. I am okay. There is help, always.”
In 2021, Miller was projected to be the Buckeyes’ starting center but was consistently on the team’s unavailable list and played in just two games.
Hopefully, he can get himself healthy mentally and physically and finds happiness.