Braxton Miller Denies Walk-On a Hug in Embarrassing Fashion

By Connor Muldowney
Braxton Miller
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Prior to the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, people were wondering who would be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes. Senior quarterback Kenny Guiton had been the starter for the previous two games and excelled during that time, leaving the injured Braxton Miller fighting to keep his job.

He did just that, throwing for four touchdown passes and silencing those who were calling for Guiton to start as the Buckeyes experienced a big win against the Badgers at home. Miller had a solid comeback game and he looks to be the same player he was a season ago when people were talking about Heisman and the Buckeyes finished 12-0.

It’s been over 600 days since the Buckeyes last lost and Miller is a top reason for that number. He seems to be that guy on campus who everyone wants to be around and all students want to be friends with — including walk-on back-up quarterback, Reid Worstell.

Worstell was elated with the team’s victory, as all Buckeye fans were, and thought he would go up to Miller after the game for a bro hug.

Worstell thought Miller’s hand-in-the-air gesture for a bro hug was for him so he raised his hand slightly for the connection and it was completely denied — on national TV.

Miller went for another teammate who walked past Worstell and the walk-on probably felt a little embarrassed — as evidenced by the awkward chin-scratch that ensued.

Come on Brax, I thought we were quarterback bros? Maybe when you earn yourself a scholarship, Reid.

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