For the second year in a row, and third time in his career, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year.
Barrett has completed 217-of-328 (66.2%) passes this season for 2,728 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 672 yards and nine touchdowns.
He leads the Big Ten in passing efficiency (164.95), touchdown passes (33), and completion percentage (66.2%).
The only three-time captain in Ohio State history, Barrett holds 36 school or Big Ten records. He is currently ninth in school history with 3,137 yards rushing and first with 9,109 yards passing. The 102 touchdown passes in his career are the most in Big Ten football history, as are his 142 touchdowns responsible for.
Barrett’s 40 rushing touchdowns is now fifth in school history.
The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in scoring this season, averaging 43.8 points per game, which is the most in the Big Ten since Barrett’s first year as a starter in 2014.
Barrett led Ohio State to the Big Ten’s best offense this season, averaging 529.8 yards per game, which is 76.5 yards more than the next-closest team. They led the conference in rushing yards per game (250.3 ypg) and finished second in passing yards (279.5).
Ohio State has now earned the QB of the Year Award five times in the seven-year history of the award.
2012: Braxton Miller
2013: Braxton Miller
2014: J.T. Barrett
2016: J.T. Barrett
2017: J.T. Barrett