Joe Thomas Barrett IV, otherwise popularly referred to as JT Barrett is a professional American football quarterback. He played high school and college football exceptionally for his respective school teams and showed tremendous ability, skill, and creativity with the ball which have placed his name on the lips of both fans, coaches, and pundits in the National Football League (NFL) despite the fact that he entered the league as an undrafted free agent.
Here, we will find out more about JT Barrett in his bio, take a look at how he grew his career and finally made it into the NFL. In addition, we will also let you know who his girlfriend is as well as what body stats the footballer boasts of.
JT Barrett’s Bio (Age)
JT Barrett was born on the 23rd of January 1995 to Joe Barrett and Stacy Barrett in Wichita Falls, Texas. He has as his brothers; Stephen and Xavier who are both doing well in their respective careers.
Joe got schooled at S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas where he participated in football, basketball, and ran track. In football, he played as a dual-threat quarterback which he mastered and delivered what was expected of him any time he got fielded by his high school team. With the Raiders, JT Barrett recorded a total of 2,069 rushing yards, passed for over 2,348, had 30 touchdowns. His junior season had far better stats when compared to his senior season which was due to the fact that Joe suffered a torn ACL injury which cut short his senior season prematurely.
He, however, never recovered in time to play for his high school team anymore. He would later gain admission into Ohio State University and upon recovery, he teamed up with the college football team – Ohio State Buckeyes – in April 2012.
Teaming up with his teammates at Ohio State Buckeyes football team, he picked up another injury. This time, he broke his ankle in a matchup between the University of Michigan Wolverines and his Buckeyes team. Following the injury, JT Barrett was off for the rest of the 2014 season and after having a successful surgery, he was redshirted in the 2015 season. After his recovery, he was back again in the gridiron for the 2016 and 2017 seasons and in total had 3,851 rushing yards, 9,434 passing yards, 104 passing touchdowns with 43 rushing touchdowns.
Some of the awards and recognition he has gathered in his young career, particularly during high school include being named as a Third Team All-American (2014), Sugar Bowl champion (2015), Fiesta Bowl Champion (2016), 3× First-team All-Big Ten (2014, 2016, 2017) and many others.
Going into the 2018 NFL Draft, JT Barrett left the draft as an undrafted free agent, after this, he had an opportunity extended to him to attend the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints rookie minicamps. He chose to attend the later following which they signed him to a three-year contract worth $1,710,000.
In case you are wondering what really makes this lad special, JT Barrett is the most decorated quarterbacks in Ohio State as well as the only three-time captain in school history that led them to two Big-Ten titles in four years, recording just 6 losses as against 38 victories. So it is only going to be a matter of time before he shows the NFL and all football loving people just how good he is.
As JT Barrett begins his first professional season in the NFL, we do hope he lives up to expectation if not surpassing what is expected of him.
JT Barrett had a girlfriend, Alexandria Barrett-Clark, who he had an altercation with in 2014. According to reports that surfaced sometime in December, his girlfriend who was pregnant at that time called 911 to complain of domestic violence Barrett meted out on her. Before her call, however, JT had also called 911 to report that he had asked his girlfriend to leave his house but she wouldn’t.
None of them pressed charges against each other, particularly Alexandria who claimed that the footballer had flung her across the room and even choked her. The relationship between them went sour and it is assumed they are no longer together. Moreso, there are no words of the child Alexandria was with while they were having their squabbles.
Body Stats: Height, Weight
JT Barrett stands at a tall 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m) in height, weighing as much as 220 lbs (100 kg). His arm measures 32 inches, while his hands are 97/8 inches. As at this moment, his chest, biceps and waist measurements have not been disclosed.