Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller found out recently that he has a chance to win another award that celebrates athletes’ impact on the world around them. He has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, and earlier this month, Miller was announced as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Wuerffel Trophy honor’s college football players who contribute to the greater good of society and are leaders on and off the field. The watch list includes 93 college football players who each have exemplified the sort of leadership the award is all about. On Nov. 2, the semifinalists for the award will be announced and then on Nov. 22, the finalists will be announced. The 2021 Wuerffel Trophy recipient will be announced on Dec. 9 and the winner will be presented with the trophy in February 2022 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Miller, who graduated from BHS in 2019 has been making mission trips to Nicaragua since he was in high school. He is a board member for Mission 4 Nicaragua, a nonprofit organization that operates a school in Los Brasiles, as well as distributes food and medicine to those in need in the area. He recently raised more than $1,000 for the nonprofit by selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps.
Miller is a mechanical engineering major who was named as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2020-21 for having a grade point average of 3.70 or higher. Last year as a sophomore, Miller was an offensive line starter in all seven games that he played in.
Featured photo above: Former Buford offensive lineman and Ohio State lineman, Harry Miller is pictured here with Buford’s head football coach, Bryant Appling. Photo by Alicia Couch Payne