STILLWATER – As announced months ago and pushed back all week, Oklahoma State will honor one of the greatest to ever dress in orange and black this coming Saturday at the Arizona State game. :Terry Miller.
Miller is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2022, an honor that many say is long overdue.
During his career at Stillwater, Miller carried the ball 871 times for 4,754 yards and 49 touchdowns and a total of 294 points. He averaged 113.2 yards per game, while also averaging 5.46 yards per carry.
He was named Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year twice, as well as a consensus All-American twice.
His final two seasons for the Cowboys were incredible as he rushed for a career-high 1,887 yards and 27 touchdowns in 1976. He posted similar numbers in 1977, the year he finished second in Heisman behind the back of Texas Earl Campbell, as his 1,680 yards posted.
In total, he finished with three seasons of 1,000+ yards.
“The word team is the first thing I always think about,” Terry Miller told Tom Dirato on Triple Play Sports Radio. “I get the glory because of the work they did; I’ve always been like that. I believe you are only as good as someone made you and we worked hard and were successful and now, finally, I have the opportunity to say that I appreciate them, and I hope they appreciate me.
Miller was incredibly humble during the interview, not once taking credit for his success on the court. For Miller, his success came from the 10 other guys on the court blocking for him to pick up those yards, or the coach who designed and called the plays and the plans.
“Looking back on it, it all comes down to why we’re here today is that the guys I’ve played with are the ones who are really… Getting into the Hall of Fame, not me, I do just part of that 11 or 22,” Miller said emotionally.
Asked about the ceremony in his honor, he was just as kind as he gave his answer about entering the CFB Hall of Fame or his finalist Heisman.
“I’m just glad I can get down [to the field] without help and I will cherish this moment for the rest of my life.