- United States
- Huber Heights, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2011, 2012
Major: Communications (2012)
Weight: 210 (2011-12)
2012 Media Guide: With just two collegiate appearances behind him, Braxton Miller took over the starting quarterback duties for Ohio State in the fourth game of the 2011 season and became the team’s outstanding offensive player … he threw for 1,159 yards and 13 touchdowns (with only four interceptions) and he led the team in rushing with 715 yards and seven touchdowns, statistics that enabled him to earn the Big Ten Conference’s Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award … he was named by the Ohio State coaches as the team’s Archie Griffin outstanding offensive player, and he was awarded the team’s outstanding first-year offensive player award as well … his fourth major honor was being named 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year by the College FB Performance Awards, an honor previously won by South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore and Oregon’s LaMichael James … Braxton started the final 10 games of the season and was 4-6 as the starting signal caller … he had a season-high 18 completions (23 attempts) vs. Florida in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and he had a season high 235 passing yards vs. Michigan in the regular season finale … he had two touchdown passes in games against Colorado, Purdue, Michigan and Florida … he became increasingly dangerous as a runner as the season progressed with 100-yard games in three of the last four regular season games … he set a school record for a quarterback with an 81-yard touchdown run vs. Indiana … his
team-best three 100-yard rushing games included 105 yards against Indiana and Penn State, respectively, and 100 vs. Michigan … he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice: the first
time after the dramatic win over Wisconsin when he completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 40 seconds to play and rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns … also won the Big Ten’s weekly frosh award after his 335 yards of total offense vs. Michigan … in addition to the Wisconsin effort, his late-game heroics included leading the Buckeyes to a game-tying touchdown with 55 seconds left to play against Purdue … on fourth-and-13 he found Jordan Hall in the end zone for the dramatic score that led to overtime against the Boilermakers … he also led the Buckeyes on a five-play, 80-yard touchdown drive midway through the fourth quarter to help the team close the score to 37-34 against Michigan.
High School: Highly-rated quarterback who led Wayne High to the Division I state title game … passed for 2,167 yards, 17 TD, and rushed for 658 yards, 17 TD, as a senior for Coach Jay Minton … career record of 31-7 over three seasons … Ohio Mr. Football finalist and first team all-state … Under Armour
All-American Game … basketball letterman.
Personal: Son of Kelly Miller and Kevin Miller … enrolled at Ohio State in January.
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