Meet Ohio State's new starting QB: J.T. Barrett

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 college football season after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday’s practice. Miller underwent an MRI on his right shoulder Tuesday morning, revealing the season-ending injury.

In Miller’s absence, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is expected to take over the starting quarterback duties.

Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Barrett.

J.T. Barrett
Class:
Redshirt Freshman
Measurables: 6-1, 225 pounds
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
Recruiting Ranking: Four-star prospect. No. 13-ranked quarterback in the 2012 class, according to Scout.com.
High School stats: Barrett passed for 784 yards and five scores, while also rushing for 569 yards with seven touchdowns as a senior prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury in the fifth game of the season.
What does J.T. stand for? Joe Thomas.

Watch Barrett’s high school senior highlights:

Watch Braxton Miller discuss QB situation in the Buckeyes’ spring game:

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livingwithcle on 8/19/2014 @ 2:18pm EDT Said:

Reblogged this on Living With Cleveland.

Brett Kottmann on 8/19/2014 @ 3:43pm EDT Said:

Some men are born to greatness; others have it thrust upon them.

Coyotes are no joke on 8/19/2014 @ 11:07pm EDT Said:

Even as a diehard Wolverine I have to feel bad for Braxton. Heisman front-runner that doesn’t even get to see the field on game day? That’s rough. I have a feeling that with OSU’s front line it won’t really matter who is throwing the ball though.

Ed Crawford on 8/20/2014 @ 1:10am EDT Said:

Others are hoping Ohio st’ wins no football games!

delmar1950 on 8/20/2014 @ 10:02am EDT Said:

This kid has it and I believe that we will see the spread run the way Tom Herman, really wants it to be ran. The Bucks are going to shock the college football world.GO BUCKS

Bud on 8/20/2014 @ 10:12am EDT Said:

Talk about getting thrown to the wolves. lets hope he can pull a Cam Newton for us.

David G. on 8/20/2014 @ 3:40pm EDT Said:

Uhhh… His name is Joseph Thomas Barrett.

Delisha on 8/20/2014 @ 10:12pm EDT Said:

His name is actually Joe Thomas (J.T.) Barrett

Rob on 8/21/2014 @ 7:00am EDT Said:

Good luck J.T. Buckeye Nation loves Braxton and wish him a complete recovery but are behind you 100%. GO BUCKS.

RobBlackburn on 8/21/2014 @ 7:01am EDT Said:

Good Luck J.T. Buckeye Nation loves Braxton and wishes him a complete recovery but we have complete faith in you and are behind you 100%. GO BUCKS!