Former Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan, had his first collegiate pick six of his career during Ohio State’s 52-24 win over the Maryland Terrapins Saturday.
“It's one of the best feelings in the world,” McMillan said after the game and according to the press release issued by the Buckeyes. “My teammate helped me out by tipping the ball and I just took advantage of the moment."
McMillan got the pick six in the fourth quarter. The Terrapins had placed backup quarterback Caleb Rowe into the game and he launched a pass for his intended receiver. Instead the tipped pass allowed McMillan quick access to the ball. Making the catch McMillan then sauntered in untouched for a 19 yard touchdown return.
“We have one of the best, if not the best, defensive line in the nation,” McMillan said. “It really helps the linebackers out. It really clears stuff up for us."
McMillan nearly got a touchdown during the first half of the game when his teammate Darron Lee intercepted a pass but fumbled it during the return. McMillan scooped up the ball and made it to the one yard line before he was tackled.
In five games played to date the former Panther has tallied 15 total tackles, including 3.5 for loss of yards and has two sacks and one pass deflection.
Ohio State has a break from action this weekend and will host their homecoming game Oct. 18 against Rutgers University.