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tBBC Ohio State Buckeye Moments: Braxton Miller

Discussion in 'News' started by jcollingsworth, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Ohio State Buckeye Moments: Braxton Miller
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
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    The NFL Draft will be blasting from all of our televisions this coming Thursday (April 28th) at 8:00 EST from the Chicago Auditorium Theatre on ESPN or the NFL Network.

    With the horde of Buckeyes in the pool of Draft eligibility it only seems appropriate that we of Buckeye Nation take a look at each of these Buckeyes and what it was that appears to be taking them to the next level – and if stardom will be attained in the Land of Dreams (a.k.a. the NFL).

    I am honored to share some of the fantastic thrills that Braxton Miller provided Buckeye fans over the course of his career. In truth there are so many Braxton moments – we logically must limit it to a handful.

    So shall we begin?

    Miller committed to Ohio State on June 3, 2010. He held scholarship offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He chose The Ohio State University.

    In his first season (2011) Miller was a backup to Joe Bauserman. In the season opener against Akron he would see some action – finishing that game 8 of 12 in passing for 130 yards and a touchdown. He would see limited action until the fourth game of the season against Colorado. It would be magic. He threw 2 touchdown passes, while going just 5 for 13 for 83 yards in the game. He also amassed 83 yards on the ground for the Buckeyes as well.

    After their bye week of the same year the Buckeyes were facing # 15 Wisconsin and won on a last minute 40 yard touchdown pass by Miller. He was 7 of 12 in the game with one touchdown, having 99 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

    Braxton would become the 7th Buckeye to take home the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year award. He’d also win the 2011 CFPA National Freshman Trophy.

    The magic would continue come 2012 (Sophomore Year):

    Miller threw for 2,039 yards and 15 passing touchdowns with 1,271 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the Buckeyes to an undefeated 12-0 record and was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

    To me one of the greatest highlight videos was versus Penn State in this season. Even though the Buckeyes won handily 35-23 …. Well, you let me know if you agree …

    In 2013, his Junior Year, Braxton – like a good wine – bettered with age …
    A season quick highlight video of 3 minutes and 19 seconds is worth the look:

    But what best represents just how Dynamic Braxton Miller is came the 2015 season as he switched positions:

    Braxton Miller is a great Buckeye. And as I egotistically rumbled through a Mock Draft of Buckeyes for this 2016 Draft I had Braxton going to Dallas in the 2nd Round. I suspect that pick still holds some value (though I would prefer to say insight!) If Braxton is still available come Dallas time in the 2nd Jerry Jones will not allow him to be bypassed. But, and do understand this dear Buckeye friends – the possibilities of Braxton going in the first is strong. I personally hope he heads to Cincinnati …. But we shall see.

    Just to comprehend what I am saying:

    At the NFL scouting combine, Miller was a top 3 performer in the 3 cone drill, the 20 yard shuttle and the 60 yard shuttle.

    Ht: 6’1” Wt: 201 Arm length: 31 ¾ in Hand size: 9 1/8 in Vert: 35 in

    40-yd dash: 4.43 s 10-yd split: 1.54 s 20-yd split: 2.56 s 20-ss 4.07 s

    3-cone: 6.65 s Broad: 10’ 3” BP (Lifting 225 lbs. as many times as possible 17 reps.

    The post Ohio State Buckeye Moments: Braxton Miller appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.

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