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Position  Wide Receiver
Height  1.88 m
Class  Senior
Weight  98 kg

Major  Communications
Education  Ohio State University
Name  Braxton Miller
Children  Landon Miller
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College  Ohio State University (2011–present)
High school  Huber Heights (OH) Wayne
Date of birth  (1992-05-26) May 26, 1992 (age 23)
Role  American football wide receiver
Current team  Ohio State Buckeyes football (#1 / Wide receiver, Quarterback)
Similar People  J T Barrett, Cardale Jones, Urban Meyer, Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa
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Braxton Marcellus Miller (born November 30, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes and was their starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013, before being moved to the wide receiver position in 2015.

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High school career

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Miller moved from Springfield, Ohio to attend Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio before his freshman year. While there, he was named a Mr. Football Award Finalist, and also competed in the UnderArmour All-American Game. He was also a letterman in basketball and track, where he went to district and regional meet in the 4 × 100 m relay, with a best of 43.68 seconds.

Recruiting

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Miller committed to Ohio State on June 3, 2010. Miller also had scholarship offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. It was rumored that Miller's friendship with another five-star recruit from Springfield, Ohio, Trey DePriest, would result in DePreist attending Ohio State as well. Instead, DePreist chose to attend Alabama.

2011 season

Miller began the 2011 season as the backup to Joe Bauserman, but saw action in the season opening game against Akron, where he completed 8 of 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Miller did not play in the second game of the season, against Toledo, due to a coaching decision, by then head coach Luke Fickell. Miller played very little in the third game of the season against Miami. Miller was named the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes' week 4 game against Colorado. His first career start turned out to be the best performance of his young career, as he tossed two touchdown passes, while going just 5 for 13 for 83 yards in the game. He was also able to run for 83 yards in the game. His second career start proved to not be so successful, as the Buckeyes lost 7–10 against Michigan State. For the game, Miller completed only 5 of 10 passes for 56 yards with an interception. He also was sacked several times resulting in −27 yards rushing. In his third start against Nebraska, Miller completed 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter. The Buckeyes had built a 27–6 lead with Miller playing, but they went on to lose the game 34–27, with Bauserman leading the offense for the rest of the game. The following week, the Buckeyes defeated No. 16 Illinois, 17–7. Illinois was 6–0 coming into the contest, but could not stop the Buckeyes' ground game, as they ran for 211 yards, with Miller accounting for 34 of those yards. Miller only attempted four passes the entire game, completing only one, which was for a touchdown. After their bye week Ohio State faced off against No. 15 Wisconsin and won on a last minute 40 yard touchdown pass by Miller. He was 7 of 12 for the game with one touchdown and had 99 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. After the season, Miller became the seventh Ohio State player to take home the conference’s Freshman of the Year accolade. He also won the 2011 CFPA National Freshman Trophy. He finished the regular season ranked among the conference’s top 10 in total offense with 11 passing and seven rushing touchdowns to go with 1,692 total yards.

2012 season

As a sophomore in 2012, Miller passed for 2,039 yards and 15 passing touchdowns with 1,271 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He helped lead the Buckeyes to an undefeated 12-0 record and was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in recognition of his successful season.

2013 season

As a junior in 2013, Miller had 2,094 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 1,068 rushing yards, and 12 rushing touchdowns. He was again named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. The Buckeyes started the season 12-0, however they lost their final two games; the Big Ten Championship and 2014 Orange Bowl.

2014 season

Miller missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury sustained in practice and took a medical redshirt.

2015 season

Entering his redshirt senior year in 2015, Miller competed with Cardale Jones and J. T. Barrett to regain the starting quarterback job. With Jones and Barrett leading the competition, Miller announced in July that he would switch positions to wide receiver. In the opening game of the 2015 season, he scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in Ohio State's 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech. He finished the season with 26 receptions for 341 yards, three receiving touchdowns, 260 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown.

Professional career

At the NFL scouting combine, Miller was a top three performer in the 3-cone drill, the 20-yard shuttle, and the 60-yard shuttle. Miller was projected by many analysts and scouts to be a second or third round pick. He was ranked the ninth best wide receiver out of the 414 available by NFLDraftScout.com.

The Houston Texans selected Miller in the third round (85th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

On May 26, 2016, the Houston Texans signed Miller to a four-year, $3.11 million contract with a signing bonus of $709,103.

He entered training camp competing with Jaelen Strong, Cecil Shorts, Keith Mumphery, Will Fuller, Wendell Williams, and Quenton Bundrage to be one of the Texans' starting wide receivers. Miller was named the Texans's third wide receiver on their depth chart behind DeAndre Hopkins and fellow rookie Fuller.

He made his professional regular season debut as a starting wide receiver in the Houston Texans' season opener and caught his first career reception on a six-yard pass from Brock Osweiler. It was his only catch of the game, as the Texans defeated the Chicago Bears 23–14. The following week, he had his first career carry for negative two yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. On November 21, 2016, Miller caught his first career touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Osweiler in a 20–27 loss to the Oakland Raiders. He finished the game with a season-high five receptions for 25 receiving yards and a touchdown. In a Week 13 matchup with the Green Bay Packers, he left midway through the game after he suffered a shoulder injury while attempting to catch a pass from Osweiler. On December 13, 2016, the Texans placed him on injured reserve.

He finished his rookie season with 15 receptions for 99 receiving yards and a touchdown in ten games and six starts.

References

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