Braxton Miller becomes the first Buckeye to win offensive player of the year since Troy Smith in '06. - Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
So much for the inherent bias against the Big Ten's would be champions.
The hits just keep on coming for Ohio State's quarterback. A day after being the named the Griese-Brees quarterback of the year by the media (as well as being honored as both all-Big Ten first team by the media and all-Big Ten second team by the coaches), Braxton Miller was honored as the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year. Miller becomes the first Ohio State Buckeye to receive the honor since Troy Smith in 2006.
The Buckeyes' potential Heisman finalist passed for 2039 yards while also running for 1271. He also added 28 touchdowns on the year, also the most since Smith in '06. With a trip to the Downtown Athletic Club and New York City potentially still on the horizon, a remarkable season for just a sophomore could continue yet.
Miller wasn't the only Buckeye to be honored Tuedsay. The Buckeyes' senior defensive end John Simon was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year.