Big Ten Football: Top 10 Heisman candidates

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Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during their game in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Changing positions is never easy to do. Just ask Devin Gardner who was a quarterback at Michigan who then became a wide receiver and then back to a quarterback again, struggling to really gain any confidence at either position. Braxton Miller is going to try and have a little better luck.

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After playing quarterback for the Buckeyes from 2011-13, Miller is switching roles to help out the team, becoming a wide receiver for his senior season.

In case you don’t recall, Miller was the starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season before he injured his shoulder in fall camp, forcing him to miss the entire year. Freshman QB J.T. Barrett took over for him and helped lead them to a national title, along with Cardale Jones.

Now he’s ready to begin a new journey and one of the Big Ten’s most exciting and explosive players will be lined up on the outside, catching passes from his replacement.

Just how explosive is Miller? Well, he rushed for over 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns in three years as the starting quarterback and he was as elusive and difficult to catch up to as any running back or wide receiver in the conference.

Miller will definitely be an exciting player to watch this season.

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