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July 19, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two-time Davey O’Brien national quarterback award semifinalist J.T. Barrett will be in the running again this year as he was one of 30 quarterbacks selected to the award’s watch list for the 2017 season.

From Wichita Falls, Texas, and 26-4 as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, Barrett is about to become the first three-time captain in school history (eight players have been two-time captains). A holder of 23 school records, Barrett needs 1,167 passing yards for that school record, 535 rushing yards to top 3,000 and move into Ohio State’s all-time Top 10, and just five yards to set the school total offense record, currently at 8,850 yards.

Barrett also needs just seven touchdowns to break Drew Brees’ Big Ten record of 106 touchdowns responsible for. 

Barrett, who graduated in December with his degree in communications, has twice been named the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees quarterback of the year and he shared the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award last season with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

2017 Ohio State Football Preseason Honors

O’Brien Award
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• QB J.T. Barrett

Wuerffel Award
Nominee
• DT Tracy Sprinkle

Butkus Award
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• LB Jerome Baker
• LB Chris Worley

Paul Hornung Award
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• H-B Parris Campbell

Jim Thorpe Award
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• CB Denzel Ward

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
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• LB Jerome Baker
• DE Nick Bosa
• DE Sam Hubbard
• DE Tyquan Lewis

Outland Trophy
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• OT Jamarco Jones
• C Billy Price

Rimington Trophy
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• C Billy Price

John Mackey Award
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• TE Marcus Baugh

Maxwell Award
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• QB J.T. Barrett
• RB Mike Weber

Bednarik Award
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• LB Jerome Baker
• DE Nick Bosa
• DE Tyquan Lewis
• CB Denzel Ward

Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Nominee
• QB J.T. Barrett