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Position  Quarterback
Height  1.85 m
Class  Sophomore
Weight  101 kg
Place of birth  Lawton, Oklahoma
Education  Ohio State University
Name  J. Barrett

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College  Ohio State University (2013–present)
High school  Wichita Falls (TX) S. H. Rider
Date of birth  (1995-01-23) January 23, 1995 (age 20)
Role  American football quarterback
Current team  Ohio State Buckeyes football (#16 / Quarterback)
Parents  Joe Barrett, Stacy Barrett
Similar People  Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller, Urban Meyer, Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa

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Joe Thomas Barrett IV (born January 23, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes.


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Early years

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Barrett attended S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. He played as a dual-threat quarterback for the Rider Raiders football team. As a junior, he rushed for over 1,500 yards and passed for over 1,600 yards, totalling 23 touchdowns. In October of his senior season, he tore his ACL, which ended his high school career, but still managed to rush for 569 yards with seven touchdowns and pass for 784 yards and five scores prior to the injury. In spring of 2011, Barrett joined the school's track & field team, recording a personal-best time of 12.10 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the Iowa Park Relays, winning the event, while also running the second leg on the 4x400m, helping them earn a second-place finish with a time of 3:46.05 minutes.


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Barrett was ranked by the recruiting network as a four-star recruit and the seventh best dual-threat quarterback in his class. He committed to Ohio State University in April 2012.

College career

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Barrett redshirted as a freshman at Ohio State in 2013. Barrett was expected to be the backup quarterback to Braxton Miller in 2014, however he became the starter after Miller was forced to miss the season due to injury. On November 29, during the Ohio State-Michigan matchup, Barrett went down with what was later determined to be a broken ankle early in the fourth quarter. The injury happened on a run play, with Ohio State leading by a score of 28–21, after Barrett had thrown for 176 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 89 yards and two scores. Ohio State went on to win the game with Cardale Jones at quarterback. Barrett was cited in the weeks before the injury as a potential Heisman Trophy contender but ended up finishing fifth in the voting. His injury prevented him from returning during the 2014 season, but he had successful surgery having a plate placed in his ankle and was expected to be available in a limited capacity for spring practice.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2015, Barrett passed for 992 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions. As a redshirt junior in 2016, he passed for 2555 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. On January 5, 2017, Barrett announced that he will be returning to Ohio State for his final season of eligibility.


Barrett has been named the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week seven times throughout his career.

During his freshman year, Barrett was named Conference Freshman of the Week seven times and was awarded the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award for the Most Outstanding Freshman in the Big Ten. He also was awarded the 2014 and 2016 Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year award for Best Quarterback in the Big Ten. Barrett was also named First Team All-Conference by both the Big Ten Coaches and Media.


Through September 1, 2017, Barrett's statistics are as follows:

OSU Records

  • Most Career Touchdowns - 104
  • Most Career Passing Touchdowns - 72
  • Most Career Total Offense - 9,460
  • Most Season Total Offense - 3,772 (2014)
  • Most Season Touchdowns - 45 (2014)
  • Most Season Passing Touchdowns - 34 (2014)
  • Most Game Touchdowns - 7 (2016)
  • Most Game Passing Touchdowns - 6 (2014, 2016)
  • Big Ten Records

  • Most Season Total Touchdowns - 45 (2014)
  • References

    J. T. Barrett Wikipedia