April 18, 2014

Braxton Miller named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

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.

[Related: Eight Buckeyes honored as All-Big Ten]

  • Every Ohio State Fan

    Browns should draft him!!!

  • Natedawg86

    in the 4-5th round

  • WFNY_DP

    Funny, as an outsider, I think Hyde was much more valuable to their offense this season. His ability to run inside and then crank up the speed outside frees up Miller’s passing so much more because defenses have to respect Hyde at all times.

  • mgbode

    I completely agree.

  • Natedawg86

    Dude is a beast. Wouldn’t mind Browns selecting him with Pitts 3rd rd pick if still avail

  • Garry_Owen

    If not for missing those first few games, I think Hyde would be the Heisman front-runner. I think he should be in the conversation, anyway (as should Miller).

  • Garry_Owen

    Also, Miller is the 2nd best QB on the team – but he’s a better all around athlete.

  • Toddyus

    Agreed. Was coming here to write the same thing.