Former Ohio State offensive lineman and Buford High School graduate Harry Miller appeared Monday, March 21, on the Today Show to speak out about his struggles with mental health.

Miller announced on Thursday, March 10, on Twitter that he would be “medically retiring” from football at after experiencing struggles with depression so severe that he told his coach, Ryan Day, he had intended to take his own life.

Miller, who graduated from Buford in 2019, was valedictorian of his graduating class.

Click here to view the Today Show segment.

FEATURED PHOTO: Buford High School graduate Harry Miller speaks to participants during a youth football camp held at the high school in 2021. Special photo. 

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, please call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or go to for additional resources.

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