Houston Texans wide receiver and former Ohio State Buckeyes star Braxton Miller played host to a football camp at his alma mater, Wayne High School, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
He will hold another camp at the same time a day later at Hilliard Bradley High School.
“It’s something I look forward to all year,” Miller said in a press release, “to be able to go back to Ohio and bring everyone together, including the youth, my teammates at OSU and make a real cultural impact through the way the camp is produced from start to finish.”
Miller’s goal is to create “a culturally-significant event that combines football, art and culture at its highest form.” Also on hand for the event will be Troy Cole, who designs cleats. Kids who want to purchase cleats from Cole can collaborate with him on the design. An MVP from each camp will receive a free pair of customized cleats.
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The second annual CHARG1NG Camp is open to kids from ages 6-17. They will be split into youth and high school groups.
The cost is $99. Each participant receives Adidas “swag,” lunch and a photo with Miller. To register, visit Charg1ng.com.
Last year, Miller hosted the camp for the first time, and 300 kids participated.
“This is where I went to high school,” Miller said. “They took care of me, so I want to take care of them while I’m here.”
Miller is entering his third season in the NFL. He had 19 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown last season. He had 15 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2016.
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“Braxton came in with a good attitude this spring,” Texans receivers coach John Perry told the Houston Chronicle earlier this month. “I think he realizes and understands what we’re asking him to do. I think it was a very difficult transition doing what he did, coming from college and trying to jump into the NFL and get into the wide receiver position.
Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller celebrates after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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“I think he’s taken a great approach this offseason. He’s been able to be competitive on a daily basis and you can see his skillset really improving day to day, and I’m hoping that just continues because if it does, then he’s on the right path.”