Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OSU QB BRAXTON MILLER NAMED BIG TEN'S TOP FRESHMAN WEDNESDAY

Braxton Miller
TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell
COLUMBUS — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has been named the 2011 Thompson-Randel El Big Ten Freshman of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The true freshman Miller — who turned 19 on Wednesday — totaled 1,692 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Buckeyes this season, including team-highs in rushing yards (695) and rushing touchdowns (7).

He is the seventh Buckeyes' player to win the conference's freshman of the year award. The others included Robert Smith (1990), Korey Stringer (1992), Orlando Pace (1994), Andy Katzenmoyer (1996), Maurice Clarett (2002) and Terrelle Pryor (2008).

Miller, a native of Huber Heights (OH), will be presented with the award this Friday in Indianapolis as part of the Big Ten championship weekend of festivities.