Two Ohio State freshman quarterbacks, Jack Miller and C.J. Stroud, had their black stripes removed from their helmets on Wednesday.

The program’s official Twitter account shared footage of the achievement.

A tradition that dates to former head coach Urban Meyer’s days at Bowling Green, all Ohio State freshmen are given helmets with a black stripe on them when they arrive on-campus. Once they prove to the coaching staff they can handle themselves the right way, on and off the field, the black stripe is removed and replaced with the scarlet one you see during games.

The moment this happens for a student-athlete is cause for celebration for the team and is often an event players remember long after their Ohio State careers conclude.

Both Miller and Stroud were 247Sports Composite four-star recruits in the 2020 cycle, with the former hailing from Scottsdale, Arizona, and the latter from Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Although the Buckeyes’ current starting quarterback, Justin Fields, is only a junior, this will most likely be his last season in Columbus, as he is viewed as a likely top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Miller and Stroud both have their eyes on succeeding Fields, and the pair took a step in the right direction on Wednesday.