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J.T. Barrett Ohio State Buckeyes Quarterback 6-1, 220, 4.57, #16 Wichita Falls, Texas Rider High School
12/17/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State,...Barrett, a finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, was the first-team quarterback by both the coaches and the media. A holder of 36 school or Big Ten records, he has been one of the top quarterbacks in the country this year with 33 touchdowns, a 66.2 completion percentage and a 164.95 efficiency rating. He has also rushed for 672 yards and nine touchdowns. -
…As an NFL prospect, Barrett was a great college football team leader, which is why he is the only Buckeye to be named team captain for three years. He has decent size, excellent athleticism, outstanding instincts and he can run, pass and he can find ways to inspire his offense and frustrate the opposing defense. But success in college does not necessarily translate to success in the unforgiving world of the NFL. Just ask Tim Tiebow or the many other college superstars who litter history but did not make it in the NFL. It won't be surprising to see some team take a shot at Barrett sooner than expected and it won't be surprising if he is not drafted at all. And that is probably the most apt overview of this great college football leader. Whatever happens with Barret going forward will not be a surprise. BACKGROUND Barrett not only is the Ohio State record holder for passing yards, but he also ranks seventh in school history in rushing yards, trailing only Archie Griffin, Ezekiel Elliott, Eddie George, Tim Spencer, Chris Wells and Braxton Miller... 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. He was rated as the No. 11 prospect in talent-rich Texas (247Sports) and a consensus four-star cornerback (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports).
STRENGTHS Rhythm passer who can deliver accurate passes to all levels of the field when hot... Possesses plenty of arm strength for any NFL offense, sending the ball 30+ yards with a simple flick of the wrist and generating serious RPMs when he steps into his throws and wants to put it on a line. Throws a pretty deep ball, lofting it with plenty of trajectory to let Ohio State's speedy pass-catchers time to run under them... Patient in the pocket, showing composure to go through his progressions before tucking the ball and running, where he is a legitimate weapon. A gifted runner, who anticipates and spins off of would-be tackles as often as he eludes them or overpowers them, showing both wiggle, as well as pad level and leg drive to consistently fall forward. Good awareness of the line to gain, providing second and third efforts to get what's needed. Barrett is shorter than ideal but isn't small, possessing a compact, powerful frame with good overall muscle development. Excellent intangibles. Respected by teammates and coaches, alike, for his commitment to the team. Voted the only three-time team captain in Ohio State history... -- Rob Rang 2/24/2018
WEAKNESSES Below-average vision and accuracy from the pocket. Sprays the ball, too often forcing would-be pass-catchers to adjust to high, low or late throws, even on shorter routes. Too methodical as a pocket passer, lacking the anticipation he should have with 50 career game appearances... Needs to see it before sending the ball, staring down his receivers and waiting for them to make their break, leading defenders to the ball... Below average size for the position with his height and poor eye discipline leading to a high number of passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. Has a slight quirk in his throwing motion, holding the ball back deeper than most and often using a 3/4 delivery that effectively makes him even shorter... Panics when vision is impaired, risking turnovers with poor decisions into coverage that he sometimes was bailed out on at Ohio State simply because of the talent catching the ball... Has absorbed a lot of punishment and requires a thorough medical screening with multiple knee injuries. -- Rob Rang 2/24/2018
COMPARES TO Tim Tebow, retired - In terms of statistics, big wins and intangibles, Urban Meyer hit homeruns with these two college quarterbacks. A shared lack of consistent accuracy from the pocket will make duplicating this success very difficult at the next level for Barrett, just as it was for Tebow, who the Broncos drafted 25th overall back in 2010.
IN OUR VIEW Barrett played in and won a lot of big games at Ohio State, completing 63.5% of his throws with nearly a 4:1 touchdown to interception ratio and another 43 scores on the ground. The tape isn't as kind as the numbers for the Buckeyes' all-time passing leader, however. Barrett's Jekyll and Hyde decision-making and accuracy will likely have him still on the board well into Day Three and perhaps undrafted. Not accurate enough from the pocket for most teams, Barrett projects best as a backup for a team already built around a mobile passer, like in Buffalo, Carolina, Dallas or Seattle. Sports).
Joe Thomas "J.T." Barrett is one of the great quarterbacks in Ohio State history, and he'll absolutely be remembered as one of the best leaders in the history of the football program. The only three-time captain in school history, Barrett capped an outstanding four-year career with the Buckeyes by leading the team to its second Big Ten title in his four years as a starting quarterback in 2017 and to a Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic victory over USC in his home state of Texas. Barrett started 44 games in his Ohio State career and set the school record with 38 victories, including four wins over Michigan to become the first Ohio State quarterback in school history to start four wins over its rivals from the north. He was named the quarterback of the year in the Big Ten three times and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award winner as the Big Ten's best player once. He set a total of 39 Ohio State (34) or Big Ten Conference (five) records, including some of the most prestigious for a quarterback, including:
Big Ten records for career total offensive yards (12,697), touchdown passes (104), touchdowns responsible for (147) and player of the week awards (nine); Ohio State passing records for career completion percentage (63.5), touchdown passes (104), passing yards (9,434) and passing yards per game (188.7); Ohio State career total offense records for most 200-, 300- and 400-yard games and for average total yards per game at 253.9; and The Ohio State record for quarterback rushing yards (3,263), and his 43 touchdowns scored are fifth-most at Ohio State, trailing only Pete Johnson, Keith Byars, Eddie George and Ezekiel Elliott.
Barrett, a Top 10 vote-getter in the Heisman Trophy race twice, including finishing fifth in 2014, was responsible for 147 passing and rushing touchdowns to rank fourth in NCAA history in that category. He also ranked 17th in NCAA history in career rushing yards by a quarterback (and third among Big Ten quarterbacks) and he is one of two Division I quarterbacks to throw at least 100 TD passes and rush for at least 40 (Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan). Barrett is fourth in Big Ten history in passing efficiency, eighth in passing yards and 10th in completion percentage. He graduated in December 2016 with his degree in communications. He interned in Bristol, Conn., at ESPN, this past May along with receiver Parris Campbell, and he also travelled to Ecuador for a week following his ESPN work and helped deliver shoes to those in need as part of the Athletic Department's Soles 4 Souls program.
East-West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award recipient, Finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, Finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, Finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, First-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media)
Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Chicago Tribune Silver Football, First-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media)
Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Big Ten's Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year, All-Big Ten (coaches & media), Second-team All-American (The Sporting News), Freshman All-American (USA Today, Athlon's and Scout.com), Finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award (best offensive player from the state of Texas)
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. He was rated as the No. 11 prospect in talent-rich Texas (247Sports) and a consensus four-star cornerback (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports). He is the son of Stacy and Joe Barrett and he has two brothers: Xavier and Stephen.
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12/30/17 - A slew of USC turnovers, along with the sticky hands of safety Damon Webb, helped propel No. 5 Ohio State to a dominant 24-7 victory over No. 8 USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday night at AT&T Stadium. In a classic clash of college football bluebloods that normally takes place on the West Coast, two takeaways by Webb were key to the Buckeyes taking control early. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett also contributed two touchdown runs for the Big Ten champions, who were just on the outside of the College Football Playoff and finished the season 12-2. Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold had a forgettable showing in what could be his final collegiate game. The sophomore didn't throw a touchdown pass and turned it over three times, including an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Webb. USC finished with four turnovers.
Darnold (26 of 45 for 356 yards, no TDs, one interception) did become the first USC player to pass for 4,000 yards in a season. The Pac-12 champs (11-3) also had a seven-game winning streak in the series snapped. The last Ohio State win over USC had been in the 1974 Rose Bowl. The misery started quickly for the Trojans, who turned it over on their first possession as Deontay Burnett fumbled after his first catch. Webb scooped up the loose ball and returned it to the USC 19. Barrett finished off the short drive with a keeper from the 1. A long march by the Buckeyes ended in a short field goal for a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter. Seconds later Webb struck again by jumping a route for a 23-yard pick-6 off Darnold. Darnold's lost fumble later in the quarter resulted in another Barrett scoring run, as Ohio State went up 24-0. - The Sports Xchange
12/17/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State,...Barrett, a finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, was the first-team quarterback by both the coaches and the media. A holder of 36 school or Big Ten records, he has been one of the top quarterbacks in the country this year with 33 touchdowns, a 66.2 completion percentage and a 164.95 efficiency rating. He has also rushed for 672 yards and nine touchdowns. - Ohio State Football
12/01/17 - Ohio State senior quarterback J.T. Barrett is a game-day decision for Saturday's Big Ten title game between the eighth-ranked Buckeyes and No. 4 Wisconsin less than one week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Barrett, who had the procedure done last Sunday after aggravating a right knee inury when he was hit on the sidelines in last Saturday's game against rival Michigan, has been undergoing 15 hours of treatment per day in hopes of returning to the field Saturday. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Barrett's week of treatment has been "very positive," but added that the quarterback's health situation is still "very delicate."
11/30/17 - Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this week but is expected to play in Saturday's Big Ten title game against Wisconsin, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Barrett underwent the surgery on Sunday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He has experienced issues with the knee all season and the situation became worse when it was injured before and during last Saturday's 31-20 victory over Michigan. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer hasn't publicly mentioned that Barrett underwent surgery but said in a Thursday radio appearance that Barrett has been cleared to play against the undefeated Badgers.
"He's going to play in the game," Meyer said. Barrett's knee issue worsened prior to the game at Michigan when he was warming up behind the bench area and was bumped into by someone carrying a camera. Barrett's knee twisted and he fell to the turf. He was treated by medical personnel and cleared to play in the contest. But late in the third quarter, the knee again twisted while he was being tackled and Barrett departed the contest. Meyer was irate after the game and called for an "all-out investigation" of the pregame incident. The Dispatch reported Ohio State opted for the Sunday surgery because it felt repairing the torn meniscus immediately was a better option than having Barrett play Saturday and risk further injury. Redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, who replaced Barrett in the Michigan game, is also being prepared to play in case Barrett has a setback. Barrett has passed for 2,728 yards and 33 touchdowns against seven interceptions this season. He also has rushed for 672 yards and nine scores. - The Sports Xchange
11/30/17 - 2017 BIG TEN GRIESE-BREES QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): J.T. Barrett, Ohio State... J.T. Barrett is the Big Ten Conference's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year … for a third time. The three-time team captain was also named the league's first-team quarterback for a third time on Wednesday. A finalist for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Year award as well as the Senior CLASS Award, Barrett has the Buckeyes balanced offense positioned nationally at No. 4 in total offense, No. 5 in scoring and No. 13 rushing. The team is No. 1 in the Big Ten in all those categories and No. 2 in passing. Individually, Barrett is third nationally in points responsible for with 254, fifth in touchdown passes (33), seventh in passing efficiency (166.95) and 10th in completion percentage at 66.2. His stats are remarkably similar - and mostly better or soon to be - than each of the two previous years - 2014 and 2016 - when he was named the Big Ten's top quarterback. - Ohio State Football