Braxton Miller Wins Big Ten Player of the Year Honors

By Austin Miller

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller won Big Ten MVP (Most Valuable Player) this year.

Braxton Miller graduated high school from Wayne High School, in Huber Heights, Ohio.

Miller was going to be redshirted his freshman year but took over at Quarterback in the fourth game of the 2011 season.

His freshman year he threw for 1,159 yards and had 13 touchdowns and also led the team in rushing with 715 yards and also seven rushing touchdowns.

Also he was named Archie Griffin outstanding offensive player, and also the team’s outstanding first-year offensive player award as well. These awards are just from the Ohio State team.

He also won Big Ten Conference’s Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award and also, his fourth major honor his freshman year was being named 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year.

Now his sophomore season has ended, and it turned out fabulous. He finished highly ranked in many national statistical categories as he led the Buckeyes to an impressive 12-0 record.

Braxton Miller won the Big Ten Player of the Week against California.

Also after his season he won Big Ten Player of the Year. Miller threw for 15 touchdowns and also ran for 13 more while throwing just six interceptions. He completed 58 percent of his passes.

From his freshman to sophomore year Miller tremendously improved and broke Bobby Hoying’s school record for total offense, with 3,310 yards.

He also beat the rushing record for a quarterback with 1,271 yards in his first season with new head coach Urban Meyer, and first-year offensive coordinator Tom Herman.

“Braxton did great and I think he surprised a lot of people with his performance this year,” said freshman, Kyrie Maynard.

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