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Braxton Miller changing positions at Ohio State

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Braxton Miller is changing his role on the Ohio State football team. This upcoming season, Miller will be a wide receiver, not a quarterback.

The returning senior, known for his success as a dual-threat player, will once again show off his versatility to power the Ohio State Buckeyes’ offense in 2015. Miller has been training for his new position since May and is confident and excited about the change. He plans on giving fans and teammates what they have been missing come September.

This latest news, as told to Pete Thamel of SI.com, puts to rest the hype surrounding the three-man starting-quarterback battle in Columbus that had been anticipated for so long. With Miller no longer in consideration, head coach Urban Meyer and his staff now have just two players to choose from.

In addition to playing as a receiver, Miller will also see the field as a punt returner.

Last season, the No. 4-seeded Buckeyes trounced the No. 2-seeded Oregon Ducks in the national championship game to come out on top in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

Miller was forced to watch the entire season from the sidelines while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Many standout players from last season’s championship team, including quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones and running back Ezekiel Elliott, will be back in the fall. With a versatile athletic force like Miller also returning to the field for Ohio State, the Buckeyes look poised to make a run at another national title.

Braxton Miller is from Huber Heights, Ohio. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall. He weighs 215 pounds. He was the Big Ten’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. He was the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 and 2013, he also won the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football Award as the best player in the Big Ten.

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David A. Shelmon was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. Currently, he is an aspiring journalist who focuses primarily on sports. Basketball, in particular, is his specialty. He has written for the likes of AXS.com, Examiner.com and SB Nation-affiliate Hustle Belt. He hopes to expand his writing experience by joining Sports Out West.
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