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Video: Braxton Miller Made An Awesome Falling Sideline Catch In First NFL Game

Braxton Miller makes awesome catch.


Braxton Miller is entering just his second year as a wide receiver, after starring as one of the nation's best collegiate quarterbacks for Ohio State, but he has some solid pass-catching skills.

The Houston Texans opened their 2016 preseason at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday—a 24-13 win—and Miller was a decent bright spot for the team, with a four catch, 34 yard performance. His biggest gain came on an acrobatic, falling catch along the sideline on a throw from former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage. This should have Texans fans, and the Buckeye faithful rooting for their former star, pretty excited.

Check out video of the impressive haul, via NFL Network:

Miller was tied for the team lead in catches on Sunday with former Arizona State star Jaelen Strong, who had some impressive performances down the stretch for Houston last season. Journeyman receiver Josh Lenz led the team with 52 yards.

After making the move from quarterback during the 2015 offseason, Miller caught 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and added 42 rushes for 260 yards and a score last season. He flashed some serious ability in the team's first game, a win at Virginia Tech, but Ohio State's quarterback issues made it difficult for the new receiver to really gain a foothold at the position.

As a quarterback, Miller was named Big Ten Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, after winning the conference's Freshman of the Year award in 2011.

Despite limited time as a receiver, Braxton Miller is an elite athlete, as evidenced by his third round selection in the NFL Draft. We're very excited to see him develop as a weapon for the Texans. With DeAndre Hopkins on the roster, he could get some looks if he manages to break into the team's rotation.