COLUMBUS, Ohio — Playing the guitar to the children's song "Wheels On The Bus" is probably not your first thought when you think of an Ohio State linebacker. But for former Buckeye Ryan Miller that's a big part of his life now. He loves spending time with his family.
"Happily married for 16 years, " said Miller. " We've got three wonderful children. We have a 10-year-old boy, Nolan, a soon to be 8-year-old boy, Eli, and a 5-year-old daughter, Quincy."
In college, number 43 played from 1993 to 96. His favorite Buckeye Moment: an interception at Wisconsin. It changed the momentum of the game in the Bucks favor. "They ran a little out and I was the linebacker to that side and I jumped the route. Made an interception and almost scored a touchdown, " said Miller.
The Buckeyes went on to win that game. And it's that winning attitude he's built his business on. Miller is co-founder of M2 Marketing. "It's a business where we design websites with content management systems. And we have graphic design services," he said.
But don't ask him to code anything -- that's where his business partner comes in -- Megan McCabe - a former OSU Basketball player.
But what Miller is extremely proud of is the Second and Seven Foundation. "It all started with Luke Fickell, Mike Vrabel and myself. We went to second graders at seven schools, that's why we call it second and seven." said Miller. Instilled to give back, they took their love of reading to the students to also providing them the books that they could keep.
"We're now proud to say we're in over 25 states - 105 different universities and high schools have their student athletes reading to children on a weekly basis. And that's phenomenal, " he said.
It's devotion that has Miller at an impasse when pushed on which team he wants to win Saturday at the shoe. His Alma Mater or his best friend's team, the Bearcats."It's hard for me because I was in Luke's wedding. He was in my wedding. We were roommates. We started Second and Seven. You almost don't even want to see the game. You just want to see what happens at the end, " said Miller. "But if I had to go on the record to pull for one team. I would say, I'm going to cheer for a draw."