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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

12/02/2016

J.T. Barrett, Curtis Samuel Finalists for Silver Football

Standout offensive performers among four up for Big Ten’s MVP award

11/30/2016

Barrett, Elflein, Weber Earn Big Ten Offensive Honors

Four Buckeyes earn first team All-Big Ten honors on the offensive side of the ball; six total honored

11/10/2016

J.T. Barrett Named a Semifinalist for Davey O’Brien Award

He’s 23-3 as starting QB and has 513 yards, 67 pct. comp. pct., 4 TDs & 0 INTs last 2

10/31/2016

J.T. Barrett Named Maxwell Award Semifinalist

Three weekly awards after leading Ohio State to OT win at No. 8 Wisconsin

10/20/2016

Maxwell Award Names J.T. Barrett Player of the Week

Three weekly awards after leading Ohio State to OT win at No. 8 Wisconsin

11/26/2016

No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27

The Buckeyes defeat Michigan, on November 26, 2016.

11/12/2016

No. 5 Ohio State at Maryland

The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.

10/21/2016

No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State

The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.

10/01/2016

No. 2 Ohio State vs. Rutgers

Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.

Updated: 12/3/16

Ohio State Overview: Two-time team captain, two-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year ... 26-3 career record as a starter ... averaging 249.2 yards of total offense per game and accounting for a school-record 100 touchdowns (69 passing, 31 rushing) ... also the school record holder with his 69 TD passes ... owns school record for most TD passes in a game (6, twice, a record he shares with Kenny Guiton) and most TDs responsible for in a game with seven vs. Bowling Green this year.

2016 Season (Junior): First-Team All-Big Ten and Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year ... Chicago Tribune Silver Football award finalist ... has directed the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record and a spot in the 2016 College Football Playoff, including three wins over teams in a New Year’s Six bowl (Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma) ... led the Buckeyes with 3,275 yards of total offense (2,428 pass, 847 rush), completing 214 of his 346 passes and only five interceptions ... led the Big Ten in points responsible for (33 TDs, 198 points, 16.5 ppg) and was second with 24 TD passes during the regular season ... also finished the regular season ranked third in total offense (272.9 ypg) and completion percentage (.620) and fourth in passer rating (140.8) while becoming Ohio State’s all-time leader in TD passes (69) and TDs responsible for (100) in the process ... rushed for ... threw for a career-high 349 yards and tied his school record with six TD passes in the 77-10 season-opening win over Bowling Green; set an Ohio State record with seven TDs accounted for (6 passing, 1 rushing) and helped Ohio State set a school record with 776 yards of total offense against the Falcons ... named Big Ten offensive player of the week for his efforts vs. BGSU ... tossed four TD passes, all to Noah Brown, in the win at No. 14 Oklahoma ... added another four TD passes on 21-of-29 passing for 238 yards and rushed for 46 yards in just over three quarters of play vs. Rutgers ... rushed for 137 yards and a score in the win over Indiana ... totaled 318 yards of offense (92 rush, 226 pass) in the win at No. 8 Wisconsin, rushing for two TDs and passing for another to earn Maxwell and Big Ten co-offensive POW honors ... threw for 245 yards and a TD and added 26 on the ground at Penn State ... tossed four more TD passes while throwing for 290 yards in the win over No. 10 Nebraska ... accounted for 4 more TDs (2 rushing, 2 passing) while totaling 300 yards of total offense in the win at Maryland ... rushed for 105 yards in the win at Michigan State and 30 times for 125 yards in the double-overtime win over No. 3 Michigan; also threw for 124 yards against the Wolverines.

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
2016 - Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
2016 - All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
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
100 – Touchdowns responsible for, career
69 – Touchdown passes, career
45 – Touchdowns responsible for, season
34 – Touchdown passes, season
3,772 – Total yards, season
63.2 – Career completion pct.
6 – Touchdown passes, game (2x)
7 – Touchdowns responsible for, game
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
249.2 – 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
2016 12-12 346 214 5 61.8 2428 24 79
Totals 35-29 807 510 19 63.2 6254 69 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
2016 12-12 194 847 4.4 9 41
Totals 35-29 480 2467 5.1 31 86


BARRETT'S CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE STATS

YEAR G-GS Rush Pass TOT AVG
2014 12-12 938 2834 3772 314.3
2015 11-5 682 992 1674 152.2
2016 12-12 847 2428 3275 272.9
Totals 35-29 2467 6254 8721 249.2

CAREER BESTS
Completions........................... 28 at Penn State (10/22/16)
Attempts................................. 43 at Penn State (10/22/16)
Yards Passing......................... 349 vs. Bowling Green (9/3/16)
TD passes............................... *6 (2x) last vs. Bowling Green (9/3/16)
Longest Completion................ 80 vs. Navy (8/30/14)
Yards Rushing........................ ^189 at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing Attempts................... 30 vs. Michigan (11/26/16)
Longest Rush.......................... ^86/TD at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing TDs........................... 2 (6x) last at Wisconsin (10/15/16)
Total Offense.......................... 409 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Total Touchdowns.................. *7 vs. Bowling Green (9/3/16)
*Indicates school records; ^School QB records

BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING
2016

Game Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD
Bowling Green 31 21 1 67.7 349 6
Tulsa 22 14 0 63.6 149 0
at Oklahoma 20 14 0 70.0 152 4
Rutgers 29 21 1 72.4 238 4
Indiana 21 9 1 42.9 93 1
at Wisconsin 29 17 1 58.6 226 1
at Penn State 43 28 0 65.1 245 1
Northwestern 32 21 0 65.6 223 0
Nebraska 38 26 0 68.4 290 4
Maryland 27 18 0 66.7 253 2
at Michigan State 22 10 0 45.5 86 1
Michigan 32 15 1 46.9 124 0


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

2016

Game Att. Yards TD
Bowling Green 6 30 1
Tulsa 16 55 2
at Oklahoma 17 74 0
Rutgers 5 46 0
Indiana 26 137 1
at Wisconsin 21 92 2
at Penn State 17 26 0
Northwestern 13 71 0
Nebraska 8 39 0
Maryland 11 54 2
at Michigan State 24 124 0
Michigan 30 125 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