Sep 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) runs the ball in the second half of the game against the Hawaii Warriors at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State beat Hawaii 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
No. 3 Braxton Miller
Ohio State has an abundance of weapons on the offensive side of the football. However, quarterback-turned-h-back Braxton Miller is arguably the most dangerous. During his first three seasons in Columbus, Miller threw for 5,295 yards and 52 touchdowns before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 2014 season. In his first five games at his new position, Miller has rushed for 151 yards on 23 attempts (6.6 yards-per-carry & one touchdown)) and caught seven passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. His best performance came against Virginia Tech when he hauled in three passes for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Why is Miller so dangerous? First of all, he is an extremely athletic football player that has some of the quickest feet around. When Miller was a quarterback, he was always a threat to run with the football. Now as an h-back, he is used in a variety of different ways all over the field. Whether it’s lining up in the backfield and getting the snap or catching the ball, Miller has the ability to make big plays in the open field. This was demonstrated against the Hokies when he delivered his patented spin move. Maryland’s secondary is certainly going to have their hands full trying to slow down Miller.