Braxton Miller vs. Braxtin Miller

Chris Gaitten
Braxtin Miller

It’s tough enough to make a name for yourself in Ohio State athletics—imagine doing it when somebody else has beaten you to your own moniker.

Enter Braxtin Miller, the women’s basketball player who transferred to OSU this past spring. She has the unenviable task of making Buckeye fans forget about Braxton Miller, who starred for the football team from 2011 to 2015. His name is near the top of many Ohio State rushing and passing records, he finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting, and he earned a national championship ring.

But new Braxtin is no slouch either, boasting a trophy-winning run with one of the best high school basketball teams in Ohio and moving up through the record books at her previous college, Oklahoma State. It turns out, these Braxti have more than a name in common.

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Hometown/school: Dayton (Huber Heights Wayne)

Siblings: Two (Brion and Bailey)

High school record: 31-7 (as a starter)

State championships: One runner-up finish

High school accolades: Under Armour All-American, Ohio Mr. Football

College jersey number: 5 (2011–14), 1 (2015)

All-conference teams: Three-time All-Big Ten selection (first, second, honorable mention)


Hometown/school: Dayton (Kettering Archbishop Alter)

Siblings: Two (Tyler and Shawn)

High school record: 115-5 (team total)

State championships: Three, plus one runner-up

High school accolades: McDonald’s All-American nominee, All-Ohio team

College jersey number: 14 (2018–19), 10 (2020)

All-conference teams: Two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention (so far)


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