Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller caught his first career touchdown pass during Monday night’s game against Virginia Tech.
The combination of the shoulder injury Miller suffered last summer and Ohio State’s quarterback depth led Miller, the 2013 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, to switch positions.
Early in the third quarter, Miller caught a deep pass from Cardale Jones and agilely avoided stepping on the sideline, running 30 yards after the catch for a 54-yard touchdown that put the Buckeyes up 21–17.
Miller followed up that score with a 53-yard rushing touchdown, featuring a blur of a spin move.
After the score, Jones imitated Miller’s moves on the sideline.
Miller also made a diving catch earlier in the game for his first career reception.
The touchdown catch gave Miller two receptions for 78 yards. At the time, he had more receiving yards than the rest of the Buckeyes combined.
- Dan Gartland