SHERMAN, Texas – Austin College is saddened by the passing of legendary alumnus Charles "Bo" Miller on December 25. Miller was a star football player for the Kangaroos and a member of the Austin College class of 1961.
Miller was a standout quarterback for the 'Roos, earning NAIA All-America and All-Texas College honors in 1960. He was also second team All-Texas College in 1957. Miller was twice named the program's most outstanding player, and still holds the Austin College record for most total yards of offense, piling up 6,068 in his career. In 1974, Miller was inducted into the NAIA Football Hall of Fame.
Miller was also a standout in the classroom, graduating Cum Laude and later earning his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business. Each year, the Austin College athletics department honors two student-athletes with the Charles "Bo" Miller Scholar-Athlete Award, given to the senior male and female with the highest grade-point-averages over the course of their careers. Miller was inducted into the Austin College Athletics Hall of Honor in 1967, and was also a Senior Trustee on the Austin College Board of Trustees.
Miller worked in the Dallas business community for more than 50 years with Bolanz & Miller Realtors and was instrumental in the creation of Thanks-Giving Square in downtown Dallas. He also served in many volunteer capacities, including coaching and mentoring youths and young adults and as a member of organizations such as the Salesmanship Club, Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness, the Coaches Outreach and Trinity Christian Academy.