3 Greatest Quarterbacks in Ohio State History
Ohio State has recently been known for their dominating, explosive offenses.. This offensive success for the Buckeyes begins and ends with their starting quarterback. While former Ohio State quarterbacks have typically struggled to adjust to the NFL game, there is no doubting their college success.
These are the three greatest quarterbacks in Ohio State program history.
3. Dwayne Haskins, 2017-18
Dwayne Haskins redshirted his first year with the Buckeyes, then he backed up Barrett as a freshman. In his sophomore year, his only season as the Ohio State starter, he had a record-setting season. Haskins set the single-season passing yards and touchdowns records, finishing with 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns. He also holds the records for most yards in a game (499) and is tied for most touchdowns in a game (6). He only threw eight interceptions. Additionally, Haskins completed an incredible 70.1 percent of his passes. While his time under center for the Buckeyes was a short one, he certainly left enough of a lasting presence to make this list. At the pace he was on, if he had just one more year as a starter, he would have broken or at least been in range of most major career passing records at Ohio State.
2. Terrelle Pryor, 2008-10
Terrelle Pryor was an all-around threat for the Buckeyes. He came in and was a starter as a freshman, passing for 6,177 yards and 57 touchdowns during his three seasons with the team. He also totaled another 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground and two more receiving touchdowns. Of course, we know how versatile he is as a player, with him converting to a wide receiver in the NFL, Similar to Haskins, with another season under center, he would have been in career record-breaking range.
1. J.T. Barrett, 2014-17
J.T. Barrett is the all-time passing leader for the Buckeyes, with 9,434 yards to his name. Barrett also passed for 104 touchdowns to only 30 interceptions. However, the impressive stats do not end there, with his legs being just as dangerous, Barrett also racked up 3,263 yards and another 43 touchdowns on the ground. In other words, he was responsible for 2.94 touchdowns per game for his college career.
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