Braxton Miller talking about growing up in Springfield

Cleveland Browns sign former Wayne/Ohio State standout

Braxton Miller’s next shot in the NFL will come closer to home. 

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday morning they have signed the Springfield native who starred at Wayne High School and Ohio State. 

A five-star quarterback, Miller led the Warriors to the Division I Ohio state championship game in 2010 before enrolling early at Ohio State, where he was a three-year starter at quarterback and won the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football as the Big Ten Most Valuable Player twice. 

>>RELATED: 5 athletes to know from Wayne High School | 6 times a local player made an impact for Ohio State against Michigan 

A shoulder injury caused him to miss the 2014 season, and he came back as a receiver in 2015. 

The Houston Texans drafted him at that position the following spring, but he has not had much success at the pro level yet. 

Miller joins the Browns having played 21 NFL games and logging 34 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns. 

He spent last season on the Eagles practice squad and took part in Philadelphia’s offseason program before being waived last weekend. 

Off the field, Miller heads an organization called Charg1ng that has held youth football camps the past three years

Miller gives the Browns two former Buckeyes on the roster, joining cornerback Denzel Ward. 

A.J. Oullette, a running back from Covington who had a standout career at Ohio University, is also on the Browns roster as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.