If it seems like J.T. Barrett has been around forever, it’s because well…he has, as far as exposure for marquee college football players goes.
Barrett first arrived at Ohio State in the spring of 2013 and redshirted his freshman season as the latest quarterback in what appeared to be a countless flow of Buckeye QB’s.
Starting in 2014, when he replaced an injured Braxton Miller at QB for the Buckeyes, Barrett has been with us each season, creating highlight films, amassing records and winning games for Coach Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes.
Here are some interesting Buckeye Bits: Barrett is the first ever three time football captain in Ohio State history. He holds 10 Ohio State career records in almost every offensive category. During his career in Columbus he has been to the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl Fiesta Bowl and been part of a national championship team.
The only major honor missing is a Heisman Trophy and that may be on the horizon following Ohio State’s remarkable 39-38 win over Penn State last Saturday.
Again, consider some Buckeye Barrett bits: He completed 33 of 39 passes, for four TDs and 328 yards, including 3 in the fourth quarter when the Buckeyes stormed back from a 15 point deficit.
Big effort in a big game? Barrett completed his final 16 passes, he was 13 of 13 for 170 yards in the fourth quarter while throwing 3 TD passes for 170 yards. And by the way, Barrett also picked up another 95 yards rushing.
All of which has put Barrett firmly in place as a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy which will be awarded next month. It also makes him this week’s TMG Newsmaker of the Week.