Height 1.85 m
Weight 101 kg
|Place of birth Lawton, Oklahoma|
Education Ohio State University
Name J. Barrett
|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
- College career
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.
Barrett was ranked by the Rivals.com 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.
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:
Big Ten Records