Joe Burrow
Burrow in 2018
LSU TigersNo. 9
Quarterback Senior
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Place of birth: Athens, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: [convert: invalid number]
Career history
High school: Athens (The Plains, Ohio)
*Ohio State (2015–2017)
  • LSU (2018–present)
Bowl games
2019 Fiesta Bowl (MVP)
Career highlights and awards

Joe Burrow is an American football quarterback for the LSU Tigers.

Early years

Burrow is the son of former University of Nebraska, NFL and CFL player Jimmy Burrow, who went on to a coaching career that lasted nearly 40 years. The elder Burrow, whose last coaching position was defensive coordinator at Ohio University for more than a decade, retired after the 2018 season in part to be able to see all of Joe's games in his final college season. According to a 2019 Sports Illustrated story, "The Burrow athletic lineage dates back nearly a century." In the 1940s, one of his grandmothers set a Mississippi state high school record with an 82-point game in basketball. His paternal grandfather played basketball at Mississippi State, his uncle, John Burrow, played football at Ole Miss, and two older brothers also played football at Nebraska.[1]

The SI story noted that he first attended a sporting event, an older brother's football game, when he was 5 days old, and at age 6 he attended the 2002 Rose Bowl in which his father served as a Nebraska assistant and another brother played. Not long after, he began playing in youth football leagues. Unlike his father, uncle, and brothers, who all played on defense, Burrow started out as a quarterback because his first youth team had no one else who could play the position.[1]

Burrow attended Athens High School in The Plains, Ohio. During his career, he passed for 11,416 yards with 157 passing touchdowns and rushed for 2,067 yards with 27 rushing touchdowns.[2] Burrow committed to Ohio State University to play college football.[3]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Ohio State in 2015, Burrow spent the next two years as a backup to J. T. Barrett. Over the two years, he played in 10 games, completing 29 of 39 passes for 287 yards and 2 touchdowns.[4] Realizing that Dwayne Haskins would be named starting quarterback at Ohio State, Burrow transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2018.[5][6] In his first year at LSU, he was named the starting quarterback.[7] Burrow finished the regular season with 2,500 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dellenger, Ross (July 15, 2019). "Meet Joe Burrow: LSU's Toughest Renaissance Man and Maybe Savior at QB". Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. Mickles, Sheldon (June 1, 2018). "Ultimate competitor: Joe Burrow's work ethic, storied high school career could bode well for LSU".
  3. "QB Joe Burrow commits to Ohio State". Black Press. May 27, 2014.
  4. Suss, Nick (July 28, 2018). "LSU quarterback competition: The case for Joe Burrow". The Advocate. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. Lesmerises, Doug (May 9, 2018). "How the Joe Burrow transfer changes Dwayne Haskins: Ohio State football analysis". The Plain Dealer (Advance Publications). Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  6. Khan Jr., Sam (May 19, 2018). "QB Joe Burrow transferring to LSU for final two seasons". ESPN. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  7. Associated Press (August 27, 2018). "Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow is LSU’s starting quarterback". Fox Sports. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

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