- United States
- Wichita Falls, TX
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2013, 2014, 2015
Major: Communications (2014-15)
Weight: 225 (2014-15), 230 (2013)
2015 Media Guide: J.T. Barrett is the reigning Big Ten Conference quarterback of the year who went 11-1 as a freshman starting quarterback while setting 19 school and Big Ten Conference records, and he will be competing to win the job as Ohio State’s starting quarterback in fall camp … is coming off an
injured ankle that occurred in the last game of the 2014 regular season vs. Michigan and caused him to miss the remainder of the season … competed in some throwing drills during spring ball while continuing to rehabilitate the ankle … is a third-year junior academically who is a sophomore eligibility-wise after a
red-shirt season in 2013.
2014: 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).
2014 Media Guide: J.T. Barrett red-shirted the 2013 season as a true freshman … a communications major, he split quarterback reps with Cardale Jones in the spring of 2014 while Braxton Miller was sidelined.
2013 Media Guide: John 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.
High School: Barrett is 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.
Personal: He is the son of Stacy and John Barrett and he has two brothers: Xavier and Stephen.
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