Quarterback was responsible for Big Ten-record 45 touchdowns
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Highly regarded class includes five, five-star recruits and lots of DL and skill players
Photos from the latest chapter in the greatest rivalry in all of sports, Ohio State-Michigan.
The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.
Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)
Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State Overview: J.T. Barrett is the reigning Big Ten Conference quarterback of the year who went 11-1 as a freshman starting quarterback while setting 19 school and Big Ten Conference records, and he will be competing to win the job as Ohio State’s starting quarterback in fall camp … is coming off an injured ankle that occurred in the last game of the 2014 regular season vs. Michigan and caused him to miss the remainder of the season … competed in some throwing drills during spring ball while continuing to rehabilitate the ankle ... is a third-year junior academically who is a sophomore eligibility-wise after a red-shirt season in 2013 … he is majoring in communications.
2014 Season (Freshman): Barrett earned the back-up quarterback role during fall camp and two days later was elevated to No. 1 signal caller when two-time Big Ten player and quarterback of the year Braxton Miller re-injured his shoulder and was lost for the season … Barrett was outstanding in relief of Miller … he went 11-1 as the starting quarterback, including an 8-0 record in Big Ten starts to position the Buckeyes into the Big Ten championship game for the second year in a row … before breaking an ankle against Michigan on the first play of the fourth quarter with the Buckeyes leading 28-21, Barrett had set 19 school records – two Big Ten and 17 Ohio State – and had put together such an outstanding season – a school-record 3,772 total yards including 2,834 passing yards and 938 rushing yards; a Big Ten record 45 total touchdowns – that he would be named the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, its Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year and its first-team all-conference quarterback at the conclusion of the season … finished fifth in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting and was a second-team All-American by The Sporting News … named a freshman All-American by USA Today, Athlon’s and Scout.com and was a finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award as the best offensive player from the state of Texas … set a Big Ten record by being named conference freshman of the week seven times … was named a player of the week by the Big Ten or a national/regional entity 17 times (Big Ten freshman of the week seven times; Big Ten offensive player of the week three times; Maxwell Club national player, Athlon’s national player and freshman – twice, and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose national player of the week – twice) … he tied a school record with six touchdown passes vs. Kent State while connecting with a 25-year Ohio State best 11 different receivers … had the second-most offensive yards in school history – 409 – vs. Cincinnati, including a personal best 330 yards passing and five touchdowns responsible for … in white-out conditions at Penn State, Barrett rushed for two overtime touchdowns and played entire second half on a sprained MCL to lead the Buckeyes to the win … threw for 300 yards, rushed for 86 and accounted for five touchdowns in road win at Michigan State and the Spartans’ No. 5-ranked total defense … came just 11 yards from a near-historic 200-yard rushing and 200-yard passing game vs. Minnesota with school-quarterback records of 189 rushing yards and an 86-yard touchdown rush, part of the 389-yard day … staked the Buckeyes to a 28-21 lead entering the fourth quarter vs. Michigan with 131 passing yards, 89 rushing yards and three total touchdowns before his injury … elected to forego the hospital visit right after breaking his ankle; instead opting to watch the rest of the game from the stands, in uniform and with fans’ in absolute awe that he was sitting among them … completed at least 70 percent of his passes in five games and at least 60 percent of his passes in 11 of his 12 starts … finished 2nd nationally to Marcus Mariota in passing efficiency (169.8 rating) and was 10th nationally in total offense (314.3 yards per game) while leading the Big Ten in both categories … also finished second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (236.2) and ninth in rushing (78.2).
More on J.T.: Joe Thomas (J.T.) Barrett enrolled at Ohio State in January 2013 and spent the spring season working out, but not running, while recovering from his 2012 knee surgery ... he was considered one of the nation's premier dual threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2013, although his senior season came to an early end with a knee injury in the fifth game of the season ... rated as the No. 11 prospect in talent-rich Texas (247Sports) and a consensus four-star cornerback (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) ... a top 150 player by both Scout and 247Sports and on the ESPN 300 ... Barrett rushed for 569 yards with seven touchdowns and passed for 784 yards and five scores as a senior prior to the injury ... he rushed for over 1,500 yards with nine touchdowns and passed for over 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns for coach Jim Garfield's Raiders as a junior ... he is the son of Stacy and Joe Barrett and he has two brothers: Xavier and Stephen.
J.T. BARRETT MAJOR AWARDS & HONORS
J.T. BARRETT RECORDS
BARRETT'S CAREER PASSING STATS
BARRETT'S CAREER RUSHING STATS
BARRETT'S CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE STATS
BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING
BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING