Carlos Hyde, Braxton Miller Named Silver Football Finalists

December 6, 2013 at 2:11p    by DJ Byrnes    
Those boys good.

Per OSU football release:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde and junior quarterback Braxton Miller were named today as finalists for the Chicago Tribune Most Valuable Player award, along with Wisconsin senior linebacker Chris Borland. The newspaper announced the finalists today on its web site. The winner receives the Silver Football Award.

Ohio State’s dynamic duo has been the force – along with one of the best offensive lines in the nation – for the Buckeyes’ 12-0 regular season. The last three games, in fact, the pair has combined to average 356.6 rushing yards per game with 13 touchdowns scored. Miller has added another 443 yards through the air with six touchdowns during that span.

Miller is in line for a remarkable and unprecedented triple-double. He has already been named the recipient of the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Award the past two years. He was the Silver Football winner last year as well as being a finalist this year.

Only three players have previously won the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football award as Big Ten MVP twice: Ohio State great Archie Griffin (1972-73), Indiana’s Anthony Thompson (1988-89) and Minnesota’s Paul Giel (1952-53). 

Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller also led the Buckeye contingent for All-B1G first team, among other accolades. It'd also be cool to see Braxton Miller collect the treble. 




Hovenaut's picture

Since Borland has, ahem, already garnered postseason honors, I like the chances a Buckeye wins this.
And my vote?
All due respect to Braxton, but Carlos Hyde has truly carried this team.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

t-dub's picture

my thoughts exactly

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

BoFuquel's picture

Miller. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

AndyVance's picture

I think you could argue that Carlos has been the difference maker this year that has kept the team in these close games and when the passing game stuttered a bit in windy conditions. It'd be beyond great to see them split the honor, considering that they really are the co-MVPs of this offense, but given that Archie is one of only three guys to ever win it twice, I say bring home the Silver, Braxton.

IBleedSandG's picture

After receiving the Silver Football for a second consecutive year, Braxton Miller's comment to the press:

Get me on the field and I'm trouble, last week f*cked around a got a triple-double!


We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Q.  Was there or will there be a blimp involved?  If so, what might it read?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

bodast67's picture

XBrax a pimp !




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Bucks1's picture

Would like to see Carlos get his as I believe he saved us a few times this year!

"I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes

brglr14's picture

Is there a bias of some kind against shazier? for the love of football gods his #s the last 2 seasons have been stellar and very little love. borland a nice player but cmon.

I dont know karate but i do know crazy and i'm not afraid to use it.

Mute's picture

If Borland gets it my head will explode

RedStorm45's picture

Borland will win it, especially if it's up to the B1G coaches and media.  They include a defensive player, but not one from the #1 defense?  Makes sense.

buckeyerose's picture

I think they must pick Borland cause his name sounds nice....easier to pronounce vs Shazier.   I mean what other reason could there be???  Stats?  lol 

Just win!  

DNARCO's picture

Why not both? Call it the "Smokey and the Bandit" Award™! Both of these dudes deserve the tandem recognition... Besides, who is this Borland character, and didn't his team the other two? Done.


MN Buckeye's picture

I like Hyde and the entire offensive line.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Unless Hyde goes ballistic, Braxton is going to win his 2nd straight silver football.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

vitaminB's picture

More importantly, Hyde and Braxton are finalists for the Crystal Football Award as well.