Braxton Miller moves to receiver position

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller throws a pass against Buffalo during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Miller is expected to start for the Buckeyes at No. 16 Northwestern this Saturday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio State starting quarterback race is down to two for now.

Senior Braxton Miller told Sports Illustrated Thursday night he will change positions for this season and play receiver/H-Back in the Buckeye offense.

“It’s a long process to get back totally to throwing and throwing every day. This is the smarter thing for right now, God blessed me with a lot of talent and different opportunities. I’m going to have fun with that and still score a lot of touchdowns and help the team out and be dominant at that.” Miller said in the Sports Illustrated article.

Miller, a two-time Big Ten Most Valuable Player at quarterback for the Buckeyes, says there’s a chance he could return to the QB position but will start camp working mostly with receivers. Miller is coming off a second surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder and has been slowing working back to throwing a football.

Miller is known for making dynamic plays in the open field and could be a welcome addition to an already stacked receiving corps at OSU.

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