It's Terry Miller Day for the Rocky Mountain Showdown
#81 multi-sport athlete.
He was supposed to be the next O.J. Simpson.
Those were large shoes for any Buffalo Bill to fill, but Terry Miller looked the part -- for his rookie year in 1978, anyway. He rushed for 1,060 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year out of Oklahoma State, but that would be the peak of his NFL career.
Miller was Colorado's two-time 100-yard dash champion at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, as well as a guard on the Marauders' 1973 Class AAA state championship basketball team, and if they had "stars" for recruits back then, he would have had five of them. He was among the greatest running backs ever to come out of Colorado, and out of Colorado he went, to Stillwater, among some talk about him accepting the "highest bid."
He certainly lived up to his billing at OSU, making first-team All-America twice and finishing second in the 1977 Heisman Trophy race to Earl Campbell of Texas. Coincidentally, both Miller and Campbell began their college careers as wishbone fullbacks before their teams changed offenses in large part to accommodate their talents.
On deck: The first Heisman winner on this Countdown. No, not Jay Berwanger.
[Post edited by BuffsIn2019 at 06/10/2019 12:02AM]