Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller Faces New Shoulder Surgery

Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, seen as a Heisman Trophy contender, injured his throwing shoulder during a non-contact portion of practice, ESPN said. Photographer: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 college football season after re-injuring his right shoulder during practice, the school said in a news release on its website.

Miller, who has a 26-8 record as a starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, hurt his shoulder while throwing a short pass during a non-contact portion of practice. He was in the process of returning from offseason surgery on the shoulder. The latest injury also will require surgery.

“I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season,” Miller said in yesterday’s news release.

Miller entered his senior season with 5,292 career passing yards and 3,054 rushing yards to rank ninth and eighth, respectively, in school history. His 52 touchdown passes are six short of the Ohio State school record.

He passed for 2,094 yards last season and 24 touchdowns, while running for 12 more scores.

The Buckeyes are ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press writers’ poll.

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