Braxton Miller’s Debut At Wide Receiver Went Really Well Because Of Course It Did
Damn you, Ohio State.
Not only is OSU the reigning champion of college football and a favorite to return to the Championship game this year, but they have somehow turned their former starting quarterback into a pretty damn good receiver by the looks of it.
Here is Braxton Miller's first reception as a wide receiver for the Buckeyes against Virginia Tech on Monday night.
Making a beautiful diving catch for your first reception at a new position is one way to make a good impression. Another way is to follow that up with a touchdown catch.
Miller obviously knew the play and ran the route perfectly because he was right where he was supposed to be. Not to mention he did a solid job at staying in bounds and recovering his balance for the touchdown.
Don't worry, he still wasn't done.
Holy shit. That was the spin move of all spin moves. It was so fast that if you blinked you could miss it. I don't think that defender figured out what happened until Miller was in the end zone. Yup, so that means you can add 6 carries for 62 yards and a rushing TD to those receptions that were mentioned earlier.
Just to recap that real quick: Miller's first two receptions as a wife receiver were for 78 yards and a touchdown and he's amassed another 60+ yards and another touchdown rushing. Apparently some people get all the talent.
As the quarterback of the Buckeyes in 2013, Miller passed for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 63.5. He also rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns. Not too shabby.
He was also being touted as a possible Heisman candidate for the 2014 season when he suffered a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the year. Second and third string quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones went on to successfully lead OSU to their 2014 National Championship win, forcing Miller to carve out a different spot on the team. It's incredibly difficult for any football player to be good at passing, catching and rushing the football, but Miller has proven that not only can he do it all but he can do it exceptionally well.
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