It is no surprise that Braxton Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP, is back in the hype for being a Heisman Trophy favorite after his season ending shoulder injury in the 2014 season. Everyone expected Braxton to work harder than he ever had prior to the injury, to prove to himself and teammates that he will come out a better all around player.
What people did not expect was for Miller to have so much success in his debut as an H-back.
Miller switched from under center over the offseason due to the depth at the position for Ohio State. In his debut, Miller had 78 receiving yards, 62 rushing yards and two touchdowns, that took the wind out of Virginia Tech’s sail.
Here is a look at the jaw dropping, “madden controlled,” spin move, Braxton Miller humiliated Tech’s defense with:
If there were any remaining doubts about Braxton Miller transitioning from taking snaps to receiver, Miller’s outstanding performance was sure to silence them.
Some may ask what more can a player do and how much room there is for improvement. Miller’s response during his post-game interview was, “we go against the best defenses in the country everyday, I’m improving every game.”
Braxton has changed the “can he play another position” discussion for NFL scouts to “how high should I grade him.”
It is early, but Miller will certainly stay atop of the Heisman Trophy watch list.
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