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Get To Know: Braxton Miller


Here are five things to know about the Texans third-round draft pick, wide receiver Braxton Miller.

1. Braxton Miller really, really wanted to be a Texan.

Just over 24 hours before the 2016 NFL Draft, Miller was a guest on the national CBS Sports Radio's Doug Gottlieb Show. Asked if there was a team that he was hoping to by drafted by, Miller responded with this:

"A team I do like is the Texans," Miller said on CBS Sports Radio's The Doug Gottlieb Show. "I do like them. I've played against Bill O'Brien before and he's a good coach. He knows how I am as a player. We got history together, man. Big Ten days."

When the Texans did call him, the quarterback-turned-receiver said his hands were shaking. The phone rang about two picks before Houston was on the clock.

"It was a great feeling in my stomach and you're relieved because that's the place I really wanted to go," Miller said on Texans Radio.

And now he'll wear No. 13 for his new team.

2. He holds a record for most records.

Miller holds the most records in Big Ten history with seven, including two offensive player and quarterback of the year awards, plus freshman of the year honors.

3. Miller said the decision to switch from quarterback to wide receiver was actually an easy one.

"No, just being an athlete all my life," Miller said. "I had two surgeries, I really couldn't throw 45 yards. The easy decision was to change my position. I was very comfortable changing it, but the thing is I didn't know if I wanted to change to defense or offense. I like having the ball in my hands and making people miss. I'd rather do that."

4. He and Texans linebacker John Simon were teammates at Ohio State.

Miller and John Simon were teammates at Ohio State during the 2011 and 2012 season, before Simon was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

In 2012 Miller was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Simon earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors. Miller also finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting that year.

5. Don't ask Miller to participate in the #RunningManChallenge.

He's already done it.

NFL Draftees doing the #RunningManChallenge!

There's nothing @BraxtonMiller5, @sterlshep3, & @RIPJEP can't do. — 120 Sports (@120Sports) April 27, 2016

Ohio State WR Braxton Miller was the Texans' 3rd round (85th overall) pick.

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