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J.T. Barrett
J.T.  Barrett

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wichita Falls, Texas

High School:
Rider

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 222

Position:
QB

09/05/2016

J.T. Barrett is Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Sets or extends three school records while throwing for 349 yards and six touchdowns

08/26/2016

Seven Will Captain Ohio State Football Team in 2016

Coach Urban Meyer announced four additional captains to join Barrett, Elflein & McMillan

08/18/2016

J.T. Barrett takes control at QB for Ohio State

08/07/2016

Fall Camp Update: Ohio State Opens 2016 Drills

Day includes a freshmen practice, an upperclassmen practice and graduation for some

07/25/2016

Barrett, McMillan Earn Big Ten Preseason Honors

The pair are among 10 named today to the Big Ten Conference's preseason honors list

09/17/2016

No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.

09/03/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016

04/16/2016

LiFE Sports Spring Game

Ohio State Football concludes spring practice with the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 16, 2016.

11/21/2015

#3 Ohio State vs. #9 Michigan State

The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.

10/24/2015

#1 Ohio State at Rutgers

The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.

Ohio State Overview: Two-time team captain J.T. Barrett – he has already been named a 2016 captain and he was selected by teammates as a captain in 2015 as a sophomore – will lead the Buckeyes in 2016 as the starting quarterback and as a preseason candidate for all of the major national awards and honors … this true leader is 15-2 as a starter and in those 17 games he has averaged 302 yards of total offense per game (220 passing and 82 rushing) and accounted for 58 touchdowns (41 passing and 17 rushing) … his stellar record includes an 11-1 record as a freshman in 2014 when he was named the Big Ten Conference quarterback of the year while setting 19 school and Big Ten Conference records … he started five of the last six games of the 2015 season, including directing the Buckeyes to convincing wins at Michigan and against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a 12-1 campaign … Barrett owns two of the top five completion percentage seasons in school history – 64.6 pct. in 2014 is second all-time while last year’s 63.3 pct. is fifth … his 166.3 passing yards per game average for a career is third at Ohio State while he is also third with 77 touchdowns responsible for (Braxton Miller holds the record with 88) and first with 236.8 yards of total offense per game for a career … his 45 touchdown passes rank sixth at Ohio State with Bobby Hoying’s school record of 57 within reach … Barrett is a senior academically who is majoring in communications.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Barrett was the backup to Cardale Jones for the first seven games of the season before working his way back into the starting lineup for game No. 8 of the season vs. Rutgers … Barrett’s effectiveness leading the Buckeyes in the red zone in the two games preceding his Rutgers start – he drove the team to nine scores, eight of them touchdowns, in nine opportunities vs. Maryland and Penn State – led to his start against the Scarlet Knights … he accounted for five touchdowns in the 49-7 win against Rutgers while rushing for 101 yards and two touchdowns and passing for 223 yards and three more scores … he accounted for 20 touchdowns the final seven games of the season to help the Buckeyes at 12-1 on the season … included was leading the team to a 42-13 win at Michigan with 139 rushing yards and three touchdowns plus one touchdown pass … even with only four starts in Big Ten games, Barrett led the league (conference-games only) in scoring and TD scoring (11.0 points per game) and also in passing efficiency (162.6).

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
2014 - Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
2014 - All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2014 - Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year
2014 - National Freshman of the Year (CFB Performance Awards)

J.T. BARRETT RECORDS
Big Ten
45 - Touchdowns responsible for, season
7 - Freshman of the week awards, season

Ohio State
45 - Touchdowns responsible for, season
34 - Touchdown passes, season
3,772 - Total yards, season
64.6 - Career completion pct.
6 - Touchdown passes, game (vs. Kent State)
6 - Touchdowns responsible for, game (vs. Kent State)
12 - Consecutive passes completed, season
169.8 - Passing efficiency, season
11 - *Most wins by first-year starting QB
314.3 - Average total offensive yards, season
236.8 - Average total offensive yards, career
11 - Games gaining 200 or more yards total offense, season
7 - Games gaining 300 or more yards total offense, season
1 - Games gaining 400 or more yards total offense, season
189 - Rushing yards by an Ohio State QB, game
86 - Longest rush by an Ohio State QB

BARRETT'S CAREER PASSING STATS

YEAR G-GS ATT CMP INT PCT. YDS TD LG
2014 12-12 314 203 10 64.6 2834 34 80
2015 11-5 147 93 4 63.3 992 11 50
Tot. 23-17 461 296 14 64.6 3826 45 80

BARRETT'S CAREER RUSHING STATS

YEAR G-GS ATT YDS AVG. TD LG
2014 12-12 171 938 5.5 11 86
2015 11-5 115 727 5.7 11 40
Tot. 23-17 286 1665 5.5 22 86

BARRETT'S CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE STATS

YEAR G-GS PL RU PA TOT AVG.
2014 12-12 485 938 2834 3772 314.3
2015 11-5 262 682 992 1674 152.2
Tot. 23-12 747 1620 3826 5446 236.8

CAREER BESTS
Completions........................... 26 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Attempts................................. 36 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Yards Passing......................... 330 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
TD passes............................... *6 vs. Kent (9/13/14)
Longest Completion................ 80 vs. Navy (8/30/14)
Yards Rushing........................ ^189 at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing Attempts................... 24 vs. Virginia Tech (9/6/14)
Longest Rush.......................... ^86/TD at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing TDs........................... 2 (4x) last vs. Michigan (11/29/14)
Total Offense.......................... 409 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Total Touchdowns.................. *6 vs. Kent (9/13/14)
*Indicates school records; ^School QB records

BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING
2015

Game Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD
at Virginia Tech 1 1 0 100.0 26 1
Hawai'i 15 8 0 53.3 70 0
Northern Illinois 19 11 1 57.9 97 1
Western Michigan 3 1 1 33.3 0 0
Maryland 2 2 0 100.0 26 0
Penn State 4 4 0 100.0 30 2
at Rutgers 18 14 0 77.8 223 3
at Illinois 23 15 1 65.2 150 1
Michigan State 16 9 0 56.2 46 1
at Michigan 15 9 0 60.0 113 1

BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING
2014

Game Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD
at Navy 15 12 1 80.0 226 2
Virginia Tech 29 9 3 31.0 219 1
Kent State 30 23 1 76.7 312 6
Cincinnati 36 26 0 72.2 330 4
at Maryland 23 18 0 78.3 267 4
Rutgers 31 19 0 61.3 261 3
at Penn State 19 12 2 63.2 74 1
Illinois 24 15 0 62.5 167 2
at Michigan State 26 16 0 61.5 300 3
at Minnnesota 25 15 1 60.0 200 3
Indiana 35 25 2 71.4 302 4
Michigan 21 13 0 61.9 176 1

BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING
2015

Game Att. Yards TD
at Virginia Tech 1 40 0
Hawai'i 1 7 0
Northern Illinois 3 18 0
Western Michigan 11 1 0
Maryland 12 62 3
Penn State 11 102 2
at Rutgers 13 101 2
Illinois 16 74 1
Michigan State 15 44 0
at Michigan 30 214 2
Notre Dame 23 96 0

BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING
2014

Game Att. Yards TD
at Navy 9 50 0
Virginia Tech 24 70 1
Kent 8 6 0
Cincinnati 14 79 0
at Maryland 16 71 1
Rutgers 7 107 2
at Penn State 20 75 2
Illinois 7 38 0
at Michigan State 14 86 2
at Minnesota 17 189 1
Indiana 20 78 0
Michigan 15 89 2