Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was named the winner of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded annually since 1924 to the Big Ten's top player, to become just the fourth player in conference history to be honored twice. The Buckeyes junior averaged 263 yards of total offense per game and accounted for 32 total touchdowns while leading Ohio State to 12 wins, a second straight outright Leaders Division title, a berth in the Big Ten Football Championship Game and a spot in the Discover Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. Miller was named the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year for the second consecutive season. The Silver Football was first awarded in 1924 to Illinois Hall of Famer Red Grange and has been given to the Big Ten's top player on an annual basis ever since. Only three other conference standouts have been honored twice - Minnesota halfback Paul Giel in 1952 and 1953, Ohio State halfback Archie Griffin in 1973 and 1974 and Indiana tailback Anthony Thompson in 1988 and 1989.