While it took less than a second of real time, a spin move that Braxton Miller made in Ohio State’s season opener against Virginia Tech changed his life.
In a first-person article for Bleacher Report, Miller detailed how that spin move changed the narrative about him what he’d done on the field.
“For two months straight all I heard about was that spin. I didn’t hear anything about the catch I dove for to make my first career reception, or the other pass I caught for my first receiving touchdown. It was just the spin move.
“I feel like that changed my life.”
Miller also detailed how exciting it all was. After missing the entire 2014 season and switching positions, the dynamic move that turned into a viral sensation showed that he can still thrive on the field.
Doing something special like that is the sort of thing you dream about. The spin went viral the same night. My Twitter, Instagram and phone were all blowing up. I had over 200 texts, which took a couple of weeks to go through. It was exciting to get that feeling back of not only playing, but shining after a year off.
In one year as a receiver at Ohio State, Miller caught 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns. He added 42 carries for 260 yards and the one touchdown on the ground.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller is reporting that the former Ohio State star is “in play” for the Houston Texans in the first round. Miller also stated that the former Buckeyes’ receiver is being looked at by the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, and Carolina Panthers.