Braxton Miller

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Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller vs Michigan, November 2013 (cropped).jpg
Ohio State BuckeyesNo. 5
QuarterbackJunior
Major: Communication
Date of birth: (1992-11-30) November 30, 1992 (age 21)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career history
High school: Huber Heights (OH) Wayne
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller vs Michigan, November 2013 (cropped).jpg
Ohio State BuckeyesNo. 5
QuarterbackJunior
Major: Communication
Date of birth: (1992-11-30) November 30, 1992 (age 21)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career history
High school: Huber Heights (OH) Wayne
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Braxton Miller (born November 30, 1992) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He will return to the Buckeyes for his senior season.

High school career[edit]

Miller moved from Springfield, Ohio to attend Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio before his freshman year.[9] While there, he was named a Mr. Football Award Finalist, and also competed in the UnderArmour All-American Game. He was also a letterman in basketball.

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40Commit date
Braxton Miller
QB
Huber Heights, OhioWayne High School6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)185 lb (84 kg)4.46Jun 3, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2 (QB)   Rivals: 1 (QB), 1 (OH)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Miller committed to Ohio State on June 3, 2010. Miller also had scholarship offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.[10] It was rumored[by whom?] that Miller's friendship with another 5-star recruit from Springfield, OH, Trey DePriest, would result in DePreist attending Ohio State as well. DePreist chose to attend Alabama.[11]

College career[edit]

2011 season[edit]

Miller began the 2011 season as the backup to Joe Bauserman,[12] but saw action in the season opening game against Akron, where he completed 8 of 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.[13] Miller didn't play in the second game of the season, against Toledo, due to a coaching decision, Luke Fickell's decision.[14] Miller played very little of third game of the season against the Miami. Miller was named the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes' week 4 game against the Colorado.[15] His first career start turned out to be the best performance of his young career, as he tossed 2 touchdown passes, while going just 5 for 13 for 83 yards in the game. He was also able to run for 83 yards in the game.[16] His second career start proved to not be so successful, as the Buckeyes lost 7-10 against Michigan State.[17] For the game, Miller completed only 5 of 10 passes for 56 yards with an interception. He also was sacked several times resulting in -27 yards rushing.[18] In his third start against Nebraska, Miller completed 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown,[19] before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter.[20] The Buckeyes had built a 27-6 lead with Miller playing, but they went on to lose the game 34-27, with Bauserman leading the offense for the rest of the game.[21] The following week, the Buckeyes defeated No. 16 Illinois, 17-7.[22] Illinois was 6-0 coming into the contest, but could not stop the Buckeyes' ground game, as they ran for 211 yards, with Miller accounting for 34 of those yards. Miller only attempted four passes the entire game, completing only one, which was for a touchdown.[23] After their bye week Ohio State faced off against No. 15 Wisconsin and won on a last minute 40 yard touchdown pass by Miller. He was 7 of 12 for the game with one touchdown and had 99 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.[24] After the season, Miller became the seventh Ohio State player to take home the conference’s Freshman of the Year accolade. He also won the 2011 CFPA National Freshman Trophy, a twenty two inch crystal trophy.[25] He finished the regular season ranked among the conference’s top 10 in total offense with 11 passing and seven rushing touchdowns to go with 1,692 total yards.[26]

College Statistics[edit]

As of the 2013 season, Miller's statistics are as follows:[27]

  PassingRushing
SeasonTeamGPRatingAttCompPctYdsTDINTAttYdsTD
2011Ohio State12138.41578554.11,1591341597157
2012Ohio State12140.525414858.32,0391562271,27113
2013Ohio State12158.125516263.52,0942471711,06812
Totals36145.666639558.65,29252175573,05432

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010712aaa.html
  2. ^ BuckeyeGrove.com - Miller named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Ohiostate.rivals.com (2011-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-10-28.
  3. ^ Big Ten Announces Top Honors of 2012 Football Season. Big Ten Conference. (2012-11-27). Retrieved on 2012-11-27.
  4. ^ Ohio State's Miller Claims Wins Second Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Award. Big Ten Conference. (2013-12-03). Retrieved on 2013-13-03.
  5. ^ Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners. Big Ten Conference. (2012-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-11-26.
  6. ^ Big Ten announces 2013 All-Big Ten teams and select individual awards. Big Ten Conference. (2013-12-02). Retrieved on 2013-12-02.
  7. ^ Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners. Big Ten Conference. (2012-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-11-26.
  8. ^ Big Ten announces 2013 All-Big Ten teams and select individual awards. Big Ten Conference. (2013-12-02). Retrieved on 2013-12-02.
  9. ^ http://www.freep.com/article/20110128/HSS/101280327/Best-Midwest-OSU-s-Braxton-Miller-next-Terrelle-Pryor-
  10. ^ "Braxton Miller". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  11. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/361320-ohio-state-recruiting-why-braxton-miller-is-a-must-get-for-jim-tressel
  12. ^ "Buckeyes go with experience at QB". journal-news.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  13. ^ "Akron Zips vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  14. ^ "Braxton Miller sits in OSU's victory against Toledo". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  15. ^ "Freshman Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Colorado Buffalos". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  16. ^ "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  17. ^ "Michigan State's D toys with Ohio State, rides 4th-quarter FG to win". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  18. ^ "Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  19. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  20. ^ "Braxton Miller's injury a shock Ohio State couldn't absorb?". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  21. ^ "Taylor Martinez caps Huskers' biggest comeback in win over Buckeyes". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  22. ^ Lai, Jerry (October 16, 2011). "Ohio State bounces back, upsets Illinois". usatoday.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  23. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  24. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  25. ^ http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010712aaa.html
  26. ^ "Big Ten Announces Top Honors of 2011 Football Season". BigTen.org. Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Braxton Miller". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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