Ohio State's Braxton Miller Named Big Ten Player of the Week

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SouthernTip's picture

I knew it would be either Braxton or Hackenberg.

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Buckeyeball043's picture

This picture makes me so happy.

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Mitchellr15's picture

Has anyone ever won B1G offensive player of the year at two different positions? I would imagine not

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IGotAWoody's picture

It would be one more thing that Braxton's done that no one else has. He's already won more conference trophies than any other player - he may be adding to that haul this year.

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Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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Bigbuckeyes's picture

He's baaaaack

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AZBUCK-I's picture

XBRAX FOR Heisman!

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Gary Moeller: Player for Woody;
Lloyd Carr & Rich Rodriguez: Owned by Tressel;
Brady Hoke: Owned by donuts;
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BuckingRight's picture

I saw him at Costco... His shopping cart was filled with about 8 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. If that's what makes him the star athlete he is then keep eating. 

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cinserious's picture

French toast crunch is way better. Just sayin'.

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BornAndBredABuck's picture

Just moved back to the Midwest after nearly ten years in the South-- THRILLED to see French Toast Crunch on the shelves once more!

And, oh, yeah--glad to escape SEC land, too. Sports talk consists 24/7 of some variation on "SEC Rools!" Thank God for 11W to keep me sane!

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smith288's picture

I wish the statement "Abs are made in the kitchen" didnt apply to 38 yr olds like myself... But noooo...I have to actually care what I eat.

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KevinJ's picture

It would be awesome to see Braxton win another Silver Football.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Indeed, something no one has ever done before, and a little bronze stiff arm statue would be nice too...

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Indeed - but I bet you many marbles that Braxton wants to be on the field celebrating another National Championship where he gets to play and contribute moreso than being on the sidelines and having to watch. His emotional expression after the game just shows you how much he loves to play and play for his team. I can't express how much I love the DUDE (as Urbz would call him).

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ibuck's picture

 shows you how much he loves to play and play for his team.

Makes the transfer rumors seem absolutely clueless.

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chemicalwaste's picture

They always were.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Should we even wonder WHY?

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Jumar's picture

He may be the most electrifying player in my lifetime. He seems like an even better person too.

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

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Buckeyejohn's picture

 He seems like an even better person too.

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Hovenaut's picture

Very well deserved.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

He also passed someone on the All time rushing list the guy is amazing.

Michigan Sucks!

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Earle's picture

Hey, I remember that guy!

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WezBuck28's picture

I don't even want to think about it, but I'm really gonna miss this kid once his time in Columbus comes to an end! If his career in the NFL doesn't take off, I can see him being offered an some sort of an assistant job by coach Meyer..

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Maka's picture

His time in Columbus will never end. He is etched in stone.

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livinthedream's picture

So how soon after the season ends do we put the #5 up on the façade next to 10? 

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TShell's picture

Or would it be #1? Just put a big Brax with no #?

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bd2999's picture

Honestly, the move to H-back was probably the best thing he could have done to be marketable in the NFL. QB was never going to be an option for him. This could make him a monster at the next level with potential for monster trick plays as well. It will be tough to see him go when it comes.

But there are going to be a bunch of players leaving after this year that will be hard to see go. That said, some NFL teams are going to be much better because of it.

the guy I see coaching at some point when it is all said and done is Barrett. The guy was all over the side line to talk to players after good and bad plays. Even when he is not on the field he is sort of leading everything. Just impressive stuff.

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Nightfighter82's picture

His side line catch to stay in bounds, get his balance back, and finish off for the TD will be eaten up by NFL scouts. And that spin move.. sure it might not work like that in the NFL, but that intangable on the timing of it will increase his draft stock. 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Going to be interesting to see what happens if/when he is fully cleared to throw.  

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Fatpants's picture

He's going to throw it at some point, even if it's to keep defenses honest.

PG <3 PG

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

I know it's coming, but there have been several comments, some by Braxton himself, that once he could throw again, that he may go back to QB.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football."

This was July 10th.  Is anyone questioning this today?

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Congrats-you were the recipient of my 10,000th UV.

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Thank you, very much! Quite the honor.

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SHAKENBAKE68's picture

I think I gave you my 10000th as well!

Go Bucks!

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thetallone40's picture

Yes. Somehow, two of my friends refuse to acknowledge that Braxton is one of the top 5 athletes in college football. Their argument - they bring up defensive ends like Shawn Oakman and guys similar to that mold and say that Braxton isn't anywhere near them in "athletic" capability.

And any man who knows a thing knows, he knows not a damn, damn thing at all.

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73buckeye's picture

You need some new, smarter friends.

ernie

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flippin_nuts's picture

Where can I get some of whatever your friends are smoking?

...and Michigan still sucks.

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Nightfighter82's picture

After being named the Big Ten Player of the Week his first week back and probably the NCAA Football Player of the Week, nope. That catch, that spin.. it was like Meyer was at the xbox controller and bit "B" except, Miller has better timing than anyone that's ever played Madden or NCAA College Football. 

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Congrats! Just wait until the playbook isnt so predictable for him. The wildcat has to go. Instead put in some more traditional H-back type running plays.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Wait.. what play was it for his now famous touchdown run? Jus' sayin'

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Symbolic47's picture

Dude, dude. His video game spin move came courtesy of the wild cat

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Maka's picture

Last week I told some Buckeye fans this..."I will get goosebumps watching Braxton take the field again, and will probably have tears of joy on his 1st touchdown." That didn't change last night. I love this kid. Favorite Buckeye ever.

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shawn kemps kids's picture

The feels when you remember this team won a NC without him last year. God this year will be fun.

"Hello college football. I'm Braxton Miller and I'm back to crap on your hopes and dreams."

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mGeoBuckeye's picture

I have Braxton (goose) bumps

E+R=O

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Bucky Buck's picture

Brax could have the kind of season that Heisman voters love. I can also see him throwing a touchdown pass or two, now only if he could return kicks or punts...

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analyticalguy's picture

Although Jalin will be the primary returner upon his return, I'm betting Braxton will get some PR chances over the next few weeks (the opponents will be punting A LOT).  Urban will want to explore every way of using Braxton before the expected sequence of competitive games at the end of the season.  And yes, we will see him passing as well.

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Jugdish's picture

I am lost for words. I am so happy for Braxton that my eyes swell. I'll just leave you with this.

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bucks4nuts's picture

and that was vs the bear cover 0!

"To The House"

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Spirit's picture

So happy for you Brax. You're the face of our program!

Spirit

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OHBoy74's picture

I was happy when he caught his 1st pass and then his first td pass, but when he did that insane spin for 53 yards I was like "Now that's the Braxton I know. He really is back".

Haters gonna hate and Bert is gonna Bert.

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Buckeyejohn's picture

Someone please insert the Braxton spin move gif. I think it is appropriate here. 

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Gray Box's picture

Here you go: 

Bigger size/better quality: 

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Abuckeye15's picture

Gray - where did you get the first one, the gif of Braxton's spin move?

36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

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SOULBUCK's picture

Incredible run. But as always the chance to make this happen was because Braxton's teammates are just as incredible. I mean guys are blocking all over the place. EZE got two great blocks. Man you have to love the way these guys take care of each other.

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bd2999's picture

If the team plays to talent level through the year there are not going to be enough awards. The Big Ten will have to cut OSU out from consideration for all the awards or else it would be Buckeyes competing with other Buckeyes. The downside is that there is only one ball. Even in an explosive offense.

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BBQ_Fan's picture

Hard to imagine there were any other serious competitors for this recognition this week.

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BucksLover0214's picture

Someone from Northwestern maybe?  That'd be about it.

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BBQ_Fan's picture

Well I did see the guys in the Nebraska secondary on all the highlight shows too, but for the wrong reasons.

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Whoa Nellie's picture

In the picture of Brax at the top of this article, during warm-ups, is he holding something? Cell phone? XBox controller with the "spin move" button?

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BroJim's picture

Straight flexin'

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bucksfan92's picture

Braxton looked great out there.  That spin move is something that we have missed for a year, still in awe of how he does things like that - as were the VT fans sitting near us last night.  I was also very glad he caught the first pass thrown his way.  I hope he stays healthy because he is likely to have a phenomenal year.

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Squirrel Master's picture

He was the difference in this game. Without him, might not have even won!

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Beth_Mowins_Beard's picture

LOL! Could anyone else in the country be Offensive Player of the Week in their conference the first week they played a new position? Braxton is ridiculous!

I really hope he gets a chance to return punts!

What a fun time to be a Buckeye fan!

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UncleWilly14's picture

He did this to the "vaunted" Bear defense? Just imagine what he'll do to the Rainbow Warriors....

O-H!

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armstrong351's picture

So proud of him!!  Especially after what he went through last year recovering from the injury and not being able to assist on the field.

Good is not good enough, where better is expected

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rkylet83's picture

Braxton Miller showed why he is the scariest player in college football.  VT stopped him for a bit and eventually talent rises to the top and he slashed them like a knife.

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Nightfighter82's picture

He just had to get his game feet under him. After all it's been a year since he played before. It wasn't so much Va Tech stopping him as he was getting back to game speed and in rhythm. 

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Nightfighter82's picture

He now has a school recorded 86 touchdowns responsible for. And the last time a player had a 50 + yard TD catching and rushing was Ted Ginn Jr in 2006. XBraxOneMode 

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buckeye phi's picture

And so it begins -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

He's the best all-around athlete I've seen at OSU in many years.

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Fatpants's picture

It's good to see him get the record. He was so close and then he got hurt.

PG <3 PG

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BrutusB's picture

Here's the rest for those interested (note to 11W: I know its an OSU fan site, but I wouldn't mind if you included these going forward for completeness sake)

Defensive Player of the Week -

Anthony Walker, Northwestern - 10 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 PBU, .5 sack, 1 FR

Special Teams Player of the Week

William Likely, Maryland - 233 PR yards (including one TD) and 63 KR yards

Freshman of the Week

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern -  rushed for game's only TD, 173 total yards of offense

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

He good.

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DocD48's picture

Favorite...... Buckeye....... Ever!!!

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RR_Buck's picture

According to youtube user o fisticuffs o (UK fan) in  regards to Braxton's spin move " if he tried that in the SEC he'd be looking for his helmet." LOL

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Maybe, but what does that have to do with Kentucky?

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BulaBuckeye's picture

So we can assume TPeezy will have same success with new position Sunday. Right? Anyone?

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Sanantonefan's picture

I keep hearing people comparing him to Harvin. Although Harvin may have a similar skill set, It's Brax's attitude and heart that sets him apart. These things, that Harvin seems to lack and appear to make him unsuccessful as a part of a team are what I believe will make all the difference for Brax. Love that he's a Buckeye!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Braxton Miller is only behind Archie Griffin and Chris Spielman as my all time favorite Buckeye football player!  Just love this guy!
 

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Is he the most elusive player since Barry Sanders?

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Crumb's picture

I think Urban could say about Braxton what Woody said about Archie. Simply outstanding.

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cal3713's picture

And he would have had 3 TDs if Jones had hit him in stride on that first (great) catch.

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BuckQuijote's picture

Remember when some people actually *wanted* Braxton to transfer?

-Go Bucks!

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

I love Braxton.  Extremely happy for him and can't wait to see what else he's got in store for us the rest of the way. 

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OSUBucks5's picture

I think the only thing that might stop a buckeye from winning the heisman is the team itself. Unless voters are willing to look past the stats, which they have done depending on the year, the award might be given to a player on a different team, maybe Derrick Henry or Boykin. We have so many playmakers on this team that Cardale, Jt, Zeke, and Braxton will spread out the wealth along with Thomas, Jalin, Samuel, Vannet, and Corey Smith. I honestly don't care if they win the award because the team is what matters, but this amount of talent in unheard of when it comes to playmakers, and the individual stats might not be there for the good guys when it comes to the votes.

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zeeman60657's picture

So no one from TTUN won??? I am shocked.

Zeeman60657

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PoopOnMichigan13's picture

Right before kickoff I predicted Braxton would get 150 yds but.I have to admit I expected more touches for him...felt like we tried to force it to him though....also I hope we dont neglect Thomas as much as we did last year bc he is the key to our passing game although he wouldve ended with 4 catches bout 100 yds if it werent for those PI.

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PoopOnMichigan13's picture

Oh and of course soooooooooooo happy to see Braxton back out there....anyone think he looks alot quicker now and he seems to rely less on juking around but using more speed?

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Oh Aych's picture

One just can't help but love this guy. So much talent but with great humanity and decency. Loyal Buckeye. I hope he blows the doors off the entire NFL next year.

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MoEddieRobtCarlosBeanie's picture

That play was so damn epic that zeke's block is famous just by association.

Last night I feel like Braxton entered into a new stratosphere. He went from Buckeye all-time great, to somebody build a damn statue already.

There are not too many collegiate athletes that are as speacial a Braxton Miller. Besides.. I like statues. There should be more of them. 

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dr green's picture

That play was so damn epic that Zeke's blocks is are famous just by association.

IFTFY.

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Tresselball4life's picture

Looking at that schedule.  There is no one playing vs Ohio State who has the speed to contain Miller.  I expect 1000 yards receiving and 1000 yards rushing and 20 TDs after the season is done.  Plus throw in National Championship game MVP.

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