Miller a Player of the Year Player to Watch

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Braxton Miller, who ranks fourth nationally in completion percentage and sixth nationally in passing efficiency, has been named a Walter Camp Player of the Year Award “Player to Watch.” This honor, technically the semifinal round of this fourth-oldest national award, comes one week after he was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Miller has completed 72.5 percent of his passes (108 of 149), a total that tops the school completion record of 65.3 percent by Troy Smith during his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2006. And Miller’s 175.87 efficiency rating is also well above the school single season record of 163.4 by Bobby Hoying in 1995.

Miller, 19-0 as a starting quarterback the last two years including 7-0 this season, is leading the Ohio State offensive attack to impressive national rankings of:

? sixth in total offense (530.9 yards per game);
? eighth in rushing (301.1 yards per game);
? sixth in passing efficiency (171.2 rating);
? fifth in scoring (48.2 ppg);
? third in third down conversion percentage (.64-118; .542); and
? seventh in red zone offense (43-46; .935).

Miller, from Huber Heights, Ohio, and Wayne High School, has thrown 15 touchdown passes with only three interceptions, and he has also rushed for 410 yards and scored twice.


Jody Victor