J.T. Barrett

Ohio State Buckeyes | J.T. Barrett | QB | No. 16

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett dives into the end zone against the Michigan Wolverines.

J.T. Barrett is 3-0 against Michigan as a starter
Vitals

Quarterback
6-2 220
Redshirt Senior
Rider High School
Wichita Falls, TX

Statistics

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

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): Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award winner … First Team All-Big Ten and Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year … 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

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

Recruiting Profile

2013 Class
Rivals: 4-Star #7 QB
Scout: 4-Star #13 QB
247Sports: 4-Star #3 DT-QB
ESPN: 4-Star #11 DT-QB

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