|Joe Burrow Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||December 10, 1996|
Joe Burrow is an American professional football player who has represented the Cincinnati Bengals (2020-Present) in the NFL (National Football League), as a quarterback. He was selected 1st overall in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. In December 2022, he was selected to the Pro Bowl (the NFL‘s annual ‘All-Star Game’) for the first time in his career. As of January 2023, Joe had held the NFL record for career passing completion percentage (68.2%) and jointly held the NFL record for career playoff passing completion percentage (68.1%).
Joseph Lee Burrow
Joe, Joe Cool, Joe Brrr, Joe Shiesty, Joey Franchise, Tiger King
Ames, Story County, Iowa, United States
He splits his time between Athens, Athens County, Ohio, United States, and Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.
Between 2011 and 2014, Joe attended Athens High School, a public school in The Plains, Ohio. He led the school to 3 consecutive playoff appearances and the school’s first 7 playoff victories in its history.
He committed to play college football at Ohio State University (OSU), a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio, in May 2014. He redshirted (a practice in US college athletics to delay/suspend an athlete’s participation to lengthen their eligibility period) his first year (2015) and spent the next 2 years as a backup quarterback.
Due to limited playing opportunities with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Joe switched to Louisiana State University (LSU), a public land-grant research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in May 2018. He had graduated from OSU in 3 years with a degree in consumer & family financial services and was eligible for the switch, as a graduate transfer.
In his first year (2018) with the LSU Tigers football program, he was named the starting quarterback, as a redshirt junior. He reprised the role in his senior season (2019), a season that numerous sportswriters have regarded as the greatest ever by a college quarterback.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Jim Burrow (Former College-Level American Football Coach, Former Professional American Football Player)
- Mother – Robin Burrow (School Administrator)
- Siblings – Jamie Burrow (Older Brother) (Former College-Level American Football Player), Dan Burrow (Older Brother) (Former College-Level American Football Player)
- Others – John Burrow (Uncle) (Former College-Level American Football Player). His paternal grandfather was a college-level basketball player. His paternal grandmother was also a basketball player who, in the 1940s, had set a Mississippi state high school record with an 82-point game.
9 – Cincinnati Bengals, LSU Tigers
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe has dated –
- Olivia Holzmacher (2017–Present) – Joe’s relationship with Olivia first came into the spotlight in 2017. The couple started dating when they were both students at Ohio State University.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Side-parted, wavy hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
Joe Burrow Facts
- Joe was honored with Ohio’s ‘Mr. Football Award’ as well as the ‘Gatorade Player of the Year’ award in his high school senior year (2014). He was also an exceptional basketball player during his time in high school and was included in the ‘First-Team All-State’ in his senior year.
- In September 2019, he became the first Louisiana State University (LSU) quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards in 4 consecutive games. In the university’s 7th game of the season, Joe eclipsed the LSU Tigers‘ single-season passing touchdowns record of 28.
- In the very next game, he set a new university record of 8 career 300-yard games. In November 2019, he surpassed the single-season LSU passing yards record that was set by Rohan Davey in 2001.
- At the end of that month, Joe broke the SEC (Southeastern Conference) record for single-season passing yards and tied the conference record for single-season touchdowns. SEC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a college athletic conference consisting of 14 member institutions located in the American states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
- He took sole possession of the latter record the following week in the SEC Championship Game, in a 37-10 win that secured the LSU Tigers‘ place in the College Football Playoff National Championship (an annual postseason knockout invitational tournament that determines a national champion for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (the highest level of college football in the United States)).
- In December 2019, Joe won the prestigious Heisman Trophy (awarded annually to the most outstanding player in American college football), receiving 1,846 more votes than the runner-up, the largest victory margin in history.
- In recognition of his record-shattering season, he was also honored with the Maxwell Award (presented annually to the best all-round college football player in the United States) and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (given annually to the nation’s top upperclassmen quarterback in college football). For the 2019 season, Joe was also named a ‘Unanimous All-American’, the ‘SEC Offensive Player of the Year’, and was included in the ‘First-team All-SEC‘.
- In January 2020, in the final of the College Football Playoff National Championship, he threw for 463 yards with 6 total touchdowns, which led to a 42-25 victory. He was named the game’s offensive ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player). Joe finished the 2019 season with 60 passing touchdowns, breaking the single-season Football Bowl Subdivision record.
- He also set a single-season Football Bowl Subdivision record with 65 total touchdowns. For the 2019 season, he also led the NCAA in passing completion percentage (76.3%) and passing yards (5,671).
- Joe had spent one summer during his college stint as an intern at Goldman Sachs (an American multinational investment bank and financial services company). After signing his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, he stated that he would save all of his contract money and live through his income from endorsements.
- In Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, he completed 37 passes and broke the NFL record for most completions by a rookie quarterback in a single game. 2 weeks later, he became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in 3 consecutive games.
- Later that season, Joe became the first rookie in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown in a single game. He had also completed more passes (221) in his first 8 games than any other player in NFL history.
- In Week 16 of the 2021 NFL season, he broke the Cincinnati Bengals record for most passing yards (525) in a single game. These were also the then 4th-most passing yards in a game in NFL history. The following week, with a 34-31 win against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2015.
- Joe finished the 2021 NFL regular season with 4,611 passing yards and 34 passing touchdowns, both new records for the Cincinnati Bengals. He also led the NFL that season in passing completion percentage (70.4%) and yards per pass attempt (8.9).
- In December 2019, the board of his alma mater, Athens High School, unanimously approved a resolution to rename the school’s football stadium in Joe’s honor.
- In his NFL playoff debut, in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL season, Joe led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first playoff win since 1990 – ending the longest active drought in the 4 major North American sports leagues (MLB (Major League Baseball), NBA (National Basketball Association), NFL (National Football League), and NHL (National Hockey League).
- In the next stage of the playoff of the 2021 NFL season, the Divisional round, he threw for 348 yards and an interception in a 19-16 win. It was the first time in history that the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game on the road. The win occurred despite Joe being sacked 9 times, tying the record for the most times sacked in a playoff game, and becoming the most-sacked quarterback to win a playoff game.
- In the AFC (American Football Conference; one of the two conferences of the NFL, the other being the National Football Conference) Championship Game, against the Kansas City Chiefs, Joe threw for 250 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, and helped the Cincinnati Bengals overcome a 21-3 deficit to win by a 27–24 margin in overtime. The 18-point comeback by the team was the joint-highest in a conference championship game.
- With the victory, the Cincinnati Bengals reached Super Bowl LVI (the championship game of the 2021 NFL season), their first such appearance since Super Bowl XXIII in 1988. In Super Bowl LVI, Joe threw for 263 yards and a touchdown but was sacked 7 times, as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a 23-20 margin.
- He loves to play chess in his spare time as well as during game preparation and is known to keep a chessboard in his locker. Before Super Bowl LVI, he reportedly played 10 matches on Chess.com (one of the largest online chess platforms in the world).
- Although Joe set an unwanted playoff record for most times sacked (19) in a single postseason, The Associated Press (an American non-profit news agency) presented him with the ‘NFL Comeback Player of the Year’ award for the 2021 season.
- During the 2022 NFL season, he set a new league record for the most 400-yard games in a player’s first 3 seasons. The Cincinnati Bengals finished the regular season with a 12-4 win-loss record, their best performance since 2015.
- In the playoff stage of the season, Joe led the Cincinnati Bengals to their 2nd consecutive AFC Championship Game. In what was a rematch of the previous season’s AFC Championship Game, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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