Overview: Joe Burrow transferred to LSU in early summer 2018 … this after he was in a battle during spring drills to replace record-setting, two-time Big Ten Conference quarterback of the year J.T. Barrett as Ohio State’s starting quarterback for the 2018 season … a fourth-year member of the team with junior eligibility, Burrow graduated in May 2018 with his degree in business … Burrow played in five games in 2016 as the back-up to Barrett, but an injury in fall camp prior to the start of the 2017 season kept him sidelined while Dwayne Haskins played the vast majority of the back-up QB minutes last year … In nine career appearances, Burrow completed 29 of 39 passes (74.4 pct.) for 287 yards and two touchdowns … he was 6-of-6 passing for 62 yards, plus scored his first rushing touchdown, in the 2016 game against Nebraska … Nebraska is the school for which his father, Jimmy, and two older brothers, Jamie and Dan, played football at and lettered … Burrow was a two-time Academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
More on Joe: A 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, Burrow 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 … he 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 a Top 25 quarterback prospect by Scout and Rivals … named the 2013 Ohio Gatorade player of the year and AP all-state … is the son of Robin and Jimmy Burrow … father is in his 14th season as the defensive coordinator at Ohio University under Frank Solich.