Braxton Miller is now a wide receiver in the NFL, but just one year ago, the converted quarterback set the world on fire with an electric spin move in front of a national television audience. If you don’t remember the move itself, here is a reminder:
On Saturday, current Ohio State standout Dontre Wilson did his best to replicate Miller’s move, and while it did not receive the national attention, Wilson was every bit as explosive against Tulsa.
Wilson isn’t nearly as famous as Miller was when he pulled off the maneuver, and that has something to do with the coverage, not to mention the difference in opponent. Still, the talented senior made the most of the pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett, generating significant yardage from a play that looked to be simply a modest gain from scrimmage.
Ohio State had (very) little trouble in taking care of Tulsa this week, but with one of the concerns for the 2016 Buckeyes stemming from a lack of proven talent at the skill positions, a play like this can make all the difference. Dontre Wilson isn’t a household name, but he certainly looked the part on this particular play.
Eat your heart out, Braxton Miller.