Former Ole Miss QB Maikhail Miller Dies at 23 in Car Accident

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze, left, watches quarterback Maikhail Miller (9) pass as he preps quarterback Robert Ratliff (13) during NCAA college football practice on Friday, April 5, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. The Rebels are to have their full scrimmage on Saturday morning at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Former Mississippi and Murray State quarterback Maikhail Miller died Saturday after being involved in a single-vehicle accident. He was 23.

The Associated Press (via reported authorities found Miller's SUV overturned near Holly Springs, Mississippi.   

"My heart is so sad tonight when I received the news on Maikhail," former Rebels head coach Houston Nutt, who coached Miller at Ole Miss, said in a text message to John Davis of the Oxford Citizen. "My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I know you are hurting. What a great young man you raised!! Maikhail always did things the RIGHT WAY."

Current Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze also reached out with his condolences:

Miller played in two games during his career at Ole Miss, compiling 23 rushing yards on six attempts. He later transferred to Murray State for one season, throwing for 2,221 yards and 18 touchdowns while adding 429 yards and five scores on the ground. The Ohio Valley Conference named him to its All-Newcomer Team in 2013, and he appeared well on his way to a promising career at Murray State before leaving the program for personal reasons.

"The hearts of Racer Nation break tonight for the family of former Racer Maikhail Miller. Our thoughts are with them," Murray State said in a statement released on its Twitter account.

Additional details regarding the crash have not been made publicly available at this time.


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