B1G Player Rankings: No. 1, Braxton Miller

One day. That’s all that stands between us and the start of Big Ten football. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com has been ranking the top 25 players. Well, we’ve reached No. 1. Hope you enjoyed the countdown!

No. 1: Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State

There may be no more dynamic of a player in the nation that the electrifying Miller. He ran and passed the Buckeyes to a 12-0 mark in 2012 en route to compiling a school-record 3,310 yards of offense and a fifth-place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting. Now, Miller may be the premier Heisman candidate entering the 2013 season. In 2012, Miller threw for 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for a school-quarterback record (and second-most in Big Ten history) 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns on the way to earning the Silver Football from the Chicago Tribune as the Big Ten MVP.

View’s Miller’s career passing stats:

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2011 OhioSt 12 85 157 54.1 1159 7.4 13 4 39 207
2012 OhioSt 12 148 254 58.3 2039 8.0 15 6 28 174
Career 24 233 411 56.7 3198 7.8 28 10 67 381

And rushing stats:

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs
2011 OhioSt 12 159 715 4.5 7
2012 OhioSt 12 227 1271 5.6 13
Career 24 386 1986 5.1 20

BTN.com’s top 25 players of 2013
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Venric Mark, RB, Northwestern
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan
Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State
Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska
Tyler Scott, DE, Northwestern
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Brandon Vitabile, C, Northwestern
16. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
Kain Colter, QB, Northwestern
18. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
19. Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State
Isaiah Lewis, S, Michigan State
24. James White, RB, Wisconsin
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Iowa

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