The dynamic sophomore emerged as one of the most electric players in the country in his first year in new coach Urban Meyer's offense. But what else would you expect from the coach who made Tim Tebow a household name? Miller was a regular on SportsCenter for his dynamic runs and elusiveness in the pocket, but it was his improved passing that made him the most lethal weapon for the 12-0 Buckeyes this season.
Miller finished the year completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 2,039 yards with 15 touchdowns against six interceptions while rushing for a stunning 1,271 yards with 13 scores.
But he was much more than just numbers.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder was the engine that powered the Buckeyes' attack all season. Behind Miller, the team ranked 10th nationally in rushing (243 yards per game) and 19th in scoring (37.2 points per game).
And Miller's biggest performances came when the most was on the line.
In a difficult early season game against California, Miller completed 16 of 30 passes for a season-high 249 yards with four touchdowns against one interception in a 35-28 win. His best all-around game was at Penn State when he completed 7 of 19 passes for 143 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-23 victory.
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His season was so good he caught the eye of several NFL talent evaluators and was named the top underclassman in the country by ESPN's Todd McShay.
Now, imagine what he can do with a full year under his belt in Meyer's system.
Big Ten defensive coordinators won't be getting much sleep the next few autumns.
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