HOUSTON Miller teamed with Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, graduating from the university in 2019.
A Keller, Texas native, the defensive lineman had his sights set on attending college at a big school in Texas.
After graduating from Keller High School, where he played three years of varsity football as a linebacker and defensive lineman, Miller took his talents to Texas Tech.
On the field, he was particularly skilled at special teams downs, winning Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior.
The four-star recruit chose Texas Tech, turning down Air Force, Boston College, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Iowa, Minnesota, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Texas.
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At the university, he redshirted his freshman year in 2016, Mahomes‘ last year as quarterback.
During the season, he remained on the team as a scout team member but did not play.
Over his next three seasons, Miller was an intricate part of the special teams unit.
In his senior year, the standout appeared in all 12 games either on special teams or the defensive line, garnering second-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades.
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After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, Miller then joined the WWE.
“They’re now having an opportunity to further their athletic careers in something that maybe they weren’t expecting to do.”
Miller revealed although he played football, wrestling has always been a passion of his.
“I knew I’ve always wanted to be a WWE wrestler,” he said.
“Everyone in my career, whether it was a football coach, whether it was family or friends, whoever, said I should be a WWE wrestler.”
Bloom and the WWE could see the image, working with him until earlier this year.
“Houston walks into a room and he has what is called the ‘it factor,'” Bloom said.
“You just look at him. You notice him, his energy, his persona, his size.”
The 6-foot-4 275-pound athlete participated in the WWE until March of 2023.
Today, Miller’s an assistant project manager at Polk Mechanical Company, per her LinkedIn page.
He’s also been a construction superintendent, construction manager, and personal trainer.