Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday night. It is the second consecutive year that Miller has won the award.
Since the award was first given out in 1990, no player has ever won in back-to-back seasons before Miller. (Purdue’s Drew Brees won in 1998 and 2000.) Miller is the fifth Ohio State player to win the award. Joe Germaine, Orlando Pace, Troy Smith and Eddie George are past winners.
Miller has completed 65.7% of his passes this season for 1,759 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has also ran for 891 yards and 8 scores despite missing a pair of games with an injury, and playing only the opening series of a third.
Miller leads the undefeated Buckeyes into the Big Ten title game on Saturday against Michigan State (11-1, 8-0). Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio on Tuesday was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
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