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Kenny Guiton Headed Back to Ohio State Bench

Kenny Guiton

Kenny Guiton

By Dave Miller

While it appears that Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton will be headed back to the sideline with Braxton Miller cleared by doctors to return to the starting lineup against Wisconsin at Ohio Stadium, the backup signal-caller’s future could still be very bright.

Guiton, who started the past two weeks and played nearly three full games on the season while Miller nursed a sprained knee, has been very impressive during his time in the spotlight, completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 664 yards and 13 touchdowns against two interceptions. The redshirt senior earned back-to-back Big Ten offensive player of the week honors, and he arguably solidified himself as the best backup quarterback in the country.
And some NFL scouts have taken notice.

Guiton has a real good chance of following the path of former USC quarterback Matt Cassel, who was a career backup with the Trojans before impressing scouts at his Pro Day, getting drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 2005 NFL Draft and eventually signing a big contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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