10 Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow Ohio State
usaUnited States
The Plains, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2015, 2016, 2017

Post-OSU Update: Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State to LSU in the spring of 2018. As he had already graduated, he was eligible to play immediately. He chose LSU over Luke Fickell’s Cincinnati program. He started two years at LSU, his second being most memorable. He led a prolific offense, featuring Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase, to an undefeated 15-0 season and national championship. Burrow’s magical season featured a 76.3% completion rate, 5,671 yards passing and 60 passing touchdowns against only six interceptions. He was selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season. Burrow made the Pro Bowl in his third season, 2022. In 2023, he suffered a season-ending wrist injury midway through the year. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Business (2017)

Weight: 215 (2017), 218 (2016), 208 (2015)

2017 Media Guide: Joe Burrow is a red-shirt sophomore who is in his third season with the program and heads to 2017 fall camp in a competitive battle for the No. 2 quarterback position … after red-shirting the 2015 season as a true freshman, he was the back-up quarterback to junior J.T. Barrett throughout the 2016 season … he is the only quarterback besides Barrett with collegiate game experience … he played in five games last season, completed 78.6 percent of his passes – 22 of 28 – and threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns … Burrow was 6-of-6 passing for 62 yards, plus scored his first rushing touchdown, in the game against Nebraska last year.

2016 Media Guide: Joe Burrow, after red-shirting the 2015 season as a true freshman, enters fall camp as the back-up quarterback to junior J.T. Barrett … he took the majority of the snaps at No. 2 the first part of spring drills and then all of them once Stephen Collier was injured and lost for the upcoming season … Burrow spent a day interning at Goldman Sachs in NYC this summer.

2015 Media Guide: Joe Burrow was the third player to commit to Ohio State’s class of 2015 recruits.

High School: A 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, he led coach Ryan Adams’ Athens H.S. teams to three consecutive state playoff appearances (2012-14) and to all seven of the state playoff wins in school history … his 2014 team was state runner-up in Division III and Burrow was selected as Ohio Mr. Football, first-team Associated Press all-state and the Division III co-offensive player of the year after throwing for nearly 4,500 yards with 63 touchdowns and only two interceptions … threw for over 11,400 yards with 157 touchdowns in his career plus rushed for over 2,000 yards with 27 more TDs … ranked on the ESPN 300 (298) and a Top 25 quarterback by Scout (13) and Rivals (25) … named the 2013 Ohio Gatorade player of the year and AP all-state.

Personal: Is the son of Robin and Jimmy Burrow … father is the defensive coordinator at Ohio University … father and older brothers Jamie and Dan all played football at Nebraska and lettered.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttCmp %Pass YdsPass TDPass IntRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2016Ohio State50222878.62262012584.8112010
2017Ohio State4071163.661003-5-1.704010