He finished fourth on the team with 26 catches for 341 yards and three touchdowns, added 260 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries and even completed his only pass - albeit for three yards.
Miller was named the Chicago Tribune's Most Valuable Player and thus earned the coveted Silver Football trophy as the Big Ten's MVP for the second consecutive year ... he threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for an additional 1,068 yards and 12 scores, and was the first repeat winner of the Silver Football in 24 years ... Miller also repeated in 2013 as both the Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year and the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year he directed a record-smashing Ohio State offense flawlessly and to national rankings of fifth in rushing (308.6 ypg), third in scoring (45.5), seventh in total offense (511.9 ypg) and 10th in pass efficiency (158.8 rating) ... the offense shattered school single season records for points scored (637), touchdowns (87) and touchdown passes (38), and it scored the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history (45) ... Miller lead the Big Ten and was 13th nationally in passing efficiency (158.1) and he finished ninth in the 2013 Heisman Trophy voting he accounted for five touchdowns in the win over Michigan (three rushing and two TD passes) to tie a personal best ...he rushed for 100-or more yards five times ... he tied a career high with four touchdown passes in the win over Wisconsin to earn Big Ten player of the week honors ... he rushed for 144 yards with two flying, head-first touchdowns, and he passed for 160 yards and two more scores to power the Buckeyes to a 42-0 lead over Indiana and an eventual 42-14 victory ... he rushed for 184 yards and one touchdown - a 70-yard run just 36 seconds into the game - and threw for 150 yards and two scores in the Buckeyes' 60-35 win over Illinois he was 22 of 27 passing for 222 yards and two TDs, plus 102 rushing yards, in the win vs. Iowa ... accounted for five TDs vs. Penn State and threw for a career-high 252 yards in less than three quarters and was named Big Ten player of the week ... season statistics could have been considerably highter had he not injured his knee during the first series of the San Diego State game that caused him to miss that game and the next two.
Miller ran, passed and lead the Buckeyes to just the sixth unbeaten, untied season in school history - 12-0 - with a school-record 3,310 yards of total offense ... he was fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting, and he was a finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (along with Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Kansas State's Collin Klein) and the Manning Award (one of 10) ... he threw for 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for a school-quarterback record (and second-most in Big Ten history) 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns he was named the Chicago Tribune Big Ten Conference MVP and awarded its Silver Football ... also was named the Big Ten's Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, joining Eddie George, Orlando Pace, Joe Germaine and Troy Smith as Ohio State honorees, and he was awarded the conference's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award as well he ranked second in the Big Ten in total offense (275.8 ypg), fourth in rushing (and 24th nationally at 105.9 ypg) and fourth in passing efficiency ... had a high game of 249 yards passing (vs. Cal) and he had seven 100-yard rushing games with a school quarterback record 186 yards vs. Nebraska (2012) ... also had 161 yards rushing vs. Miami and 149 vs. Indiana ... set a school-record with five games of 300-or-more yards of total offense, topped by a 390-yard effort vs. Cal that netted him Big Ten player of the week honors
Miller took over the starting quarterback duties in the fourth game of the season against Colorado and quickly became the team's outstanding offensive player ... he threw for 1,159 yards and 13 touchdowns as a true freshman and he led the team in rushing with 715 yards and seven touchdowns, statistics that enabled him to earn the Big Ten Conference's Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award ... he was named by the Ohio State coaches as the team's Archie Griffin outstanding offensive player (an honor he also won in 2012), and he was awarded the team's outstanding first-year offensive player award as well his fourth major honor that season was being named 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year by the College FB Performance Awards, an honor previously won by South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore and Oregon's LaMichael James ... Miller became increasingly dangerous as a runner as the season progressed with 100-yard games in three of the last four regular season games ... he set a school record for a quarterback with an 81-yard touchdown run vs. Indiana ... he had a team-best three 100-yard rushing games (105 yards against both Indiana and Penn State, and he had 100 vs. Michigan) ... he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice: the first time after the dramatic win over Wisconsin when he completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 40 seconds to play and rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns ... he also won the Big Ten's weekly frosh award after his 335 yards of total offense vs. Michigan in addition to the Wisconsin effort, his late-game heroics included leading the Buckeyes to a game-tying touchdown with 55 seconds left to play against Purdue ... on fourth-and-13 he found Jordan Hall in the end zone for the dramatic score that led to overtime against the Boilermakers ... he also led the Buckeyes on a five-play, 80-yard touchdown drive midway through the fourth quarter to help the team close the score to within three against Michigan.
Miller was a highly-regarded quarterback who led Wayne High to the 2010 Division I state title game ... he passed for 2,167 yards and 17 TDs, and rushed for 658 yards 17 more TDs as a senior for Coach Jay Minton ... had a career record of 31-7 as a starting quarterback ... Ohio Mr. Football finalist and first team all-state ... Under Armour All-American game ... basketball letterman
The son of Kelly and Kevin Miller ... youngest of three siblings (Brion and Bailey) ... has a young son, Landon ... enrolled at Ohio State in January 2009.
- Braxton Miller was unusually quiet, save for one big block using his right shoulder that's been surgically repaired twice. It wasn't a flashy touchdown like the two he had in No. 1 Ohio State's first game, but the play against Hawaii helped build confidence for the former quarterback who's faced several different tests of the shoulder early this season. Miller led with his right shoulder for a key block on Saturday to spring punt returner Jalin Marshall for a 32-yard return. The play was defining for Miller as he recovers while playing a new position in part because of a logjam at quarterback for the top-ranked national champions. Former NFL and Ohio State receiver Cris Carter noticed, sending Miller a tweet: "Nice block." "Appreciate it brother," Miller replied after the 38-0 win. "Had to protect him lol."
Miller tells everyone the shoulder doesn't hinder him. He first hurt it during the 2014 Orange Bowl against Clemson, then sat out last season when he reinjured it 13 months ago on a non-contact play. After a splashy first game against Virginia Tech with a 54-yard touchdown catch and 53-yard touchdown run, Miller was limited to 46 yards on six carries and a 6-yard catch against Hawaii. The block came because he volunteered to be part of the punt return unit. "Whatever I do on the field, I just want to be the best at it," said Miller, fourth in Ohio State passing history with 52 touchdowns and the Big Ten's most valuable player in 2012 and 2013. - AP Sports