J. T. Barrett

J.T. Barrett

Barrett at the Ohio State 2014 spring game.
Ohio State Buckeyes No. 16
Position Quarterback
Class Junior
Major Communications
Career history
High school Wichita Falls (TX) S. H. Rider
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-01-23) January 23, 1995
Place of birth Lawton, Oklahoma
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career highlights and awards

OSU Records

  • Most Career Touchdowns - 100
  • Most Career Passing Touchdowns - 69
  • 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)

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

Early years

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.[2] 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.[3]


Barrett was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and the seventh best dual-threat quarterback in his class.[4] He committed to Ohio State University in April 2012.[5][6]

College career

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.[7][8] On November 29, during the OSU-Michigan matchup, J.T. 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 OSU leading 28–21, after Barrett had thrown for 176 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 89 yards and two scores. OSU went on to win the game with Cardale Jones at quarterback.[9] Barrett was cited in the weeks before the injury as a potential Heisman contender but ended up finishing fifth in the voting. His injury prevented him from returning during the 2014 season,[10] but he had successful surgery having a plate placed in his ankle and is expected to be available in a limited capacity for spring practice.[11]


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

During his Freshman year, he 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. [12][13]


Through 11/26/16, Barrett's statistics are as follows:[14]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Ohio State Buckeyes
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2014 203 314 2,834 64.6 34 10 169.8 171 938 5.5 11
2015 93 147 992 63.3 11 4 139.2 115 682 5.9 11
2016 2143462,42861.9245140.81948474.49
NCAA Career Totals 5108076,25463.26919 -- 4802,4675.131


  1. http://btn.com/2016/10/17/check-out-who-won-week-7-big-ten-football-honors/
  2. Andy Newberry (2013-02-06). "Barrett has a head start at Ohio State". Timesrecordnews.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  3. "Iowa Park Relays- Results (FAT)". Tx.milesplit.com. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  4. "Rivals.com". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  5. Sayles, Damon. "J.T. Barrett commits to Ohio State". Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  6. "College football recruiting 2013: Ohio State picks up dual-threat QB J.T. Barrett". Sportingnews.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  7. Kadar, Dan (2014-08-19). "Ohio State likely to replace Braxton Miller with freshman J.T. Barrett". Ohio.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  8. "Ohio State backup QB J.T. Barrett finds himself in spotlight". Nfl.com. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  9. Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer (2014-11-29). "Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett's record-breaking, Heisman-chasing, dream-season ends on crutches". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  10. "J.T. Barrett of Ohio State Buckeyes carted off with right leg injury – ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  11. "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett should be ready, but limited, for spring football after ankle surgery Sunday". cleveland.com. 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  12. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/jt_barrett_838097.html
  13. "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). www.grfx.cstv.com. Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  14. "J. T. Barrett". www.sports-reference.com. USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved December 1, 2014.

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