Miller Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Braxton Miller was named today as the Big Ten Conference’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year – for a second consecutive year – and with the award has become the most decorated Big Ten player in terms of conference-affiliated individual awards.

Miller, named Monday the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year as well as a first-team all-conference choice by both the coaches and the media, has now won six Big Ten individual awards to surpass the great left tackle from Ohio State, Orlando Pace, for the most in league history.

Note: There are numerous players from around the Big Ten Conference with two individual awards.

Miller is Top 10 nationally and the Big Ten leader in passer efficiency with a 164.3 rating. He leads the Big Ten with 295.0 yards of total offense per game in conference play. The junior from Huber Heights, Ohio (near Dayton) also has…

§  Directed a record-setting and at times unstoppable Ohio State offense to national rankings of No. 2 in rushing (321.3 ypg), No. 3 in scoring (48.2), No. 6 in total offense (530.5 ypg) and No. 7 in pass efficiency (164.0 rating);

§  Helped the offense shatter school single season records for points scored (currently 578), touchdowns (79) and touchdown passes (35);

§  Completed 138 of 210 passes for 1,759 yards with 21 TDs and only five INTs, plus has rushed for 891 yards and eight TDs despite missing nearly three games to injury;

§  Challenged the school record in passing efficiency with his 164.3 rating that is above the school season record of 163.4 by Bobby Hoying in 1995;

§  Completed 65.7 percent of his passes, a total that would break the school completion record of 65.3 percent set by Troy Smith during his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2006; and

§  Gone 10-0 as a starting quarterback this season (and 22-0 over the last two seasons).

Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Miller and the Buckeyes will take on No. 10 Michigan State for a trip to Pasadena. FOX Sports has the network broadcast. Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m.