Ohio State WR Braxton Miller changes jersey to No. 1

Braxton Miller is one of the most important pieces for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2015, as he enters his final year making the positional switch from quarterback to wide receiver.

Now that he is starting a new era of his career, he decided to change his number to reflect that as well.

According to Miller, he will be switching from the No. 5 jersey to No. 1.

New position, new number for Braxton Miller: The Ohio State senior is switching to No. 1 this season. "It's a new era."

— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) August 10, 2015

"I just want to make a new beginning, a new era for myself. Rocking No. 1, I feel like this is me now. One and only." — Braxton Miller

— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) August 10, 2015

Obviously this is going to be an interesting season for both Miller and the Buckeyes. They simply needed more playmakers at the position, and both Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett appear to be better quarterback options.

One thing is for sure, and that is the fact that Miller will be asked to step up and be a leader as a senior. It is never easy for a player to switch positions in any sport, but Urban Meyer will find ways to utilize Miller’s speed in the open field to the Buckeyes’ advantage. Miller has also been working hard on his new craft, and could very well surprise a lot of people.

That being said, he is a very talented athlete and that will make this transition much smoother.

Expect to see him start the season strong, and to be a big part of the Buckeyes’ repeat hopes. They are without question the favorite heading into the season, and there is nothing standing in their way but themselves.

If they can all live up to the hype and work together towards their common goal, the Buckeyes should once again be the Big Ten champions and make their way back into the second college football playoff.

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