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Ohio State Football Players Call Braxton Miller "Uncle Braxton" For His Off-The-Field Habits

Ohio State's football players have a nickname for Braxton Miller. 

No, it's not "XBRAX1," the nickname some on the outside have given to the Buckeyes' star. This nickname has more to do with Miller's off-the-field habits than it does anything he's accomplished on the field. 

The name: "Uncle Braxton." 

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From ESPN's recent feature on Miller:

"[There was] a lot of alone time," Miller says. "Two shoulder surgeries aren't the easiest thing. The hardest part was, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know if my shoulder was going to come back healthy or if I was going to have to sit out again this year. I stopped a lot of things. You know, stopped going out, partying. I just focused on what I really wanted to accomplish, and my shoulder." (Teammates have taken to calling him Uncle Braxton.)

Ohio State could use a big game from Uncle Braxton on Saturday. 

The Buckeyes and the Spartans are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.