32 Facts About Joe Burrow


Joe Burrow was selected by the Bengals first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Joe Burrow holds the Bengals franchise records for passer rating, completion percentage, and single-game passing yards and is tied with Boomer Esiason for the most playoff wins.

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Joe Burrow was born in Ames when his father was on the coaching staff at Iowa State University.

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Joe Burrow attended the 2002 Rose Bowl at age five, as his father was an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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Unlike his father, uncle, and brothers, who all played on defense, Joe Burrow started out as a quarterback, because his first youth team had no one else who could play the position.

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The Joe Burrow family moved to North Dakota in 2003 when his father was hired as the defensive coordinator at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

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Joe Burrow attended Athens High School in The Plains, Ohio, leading the school to three straight playoff appearances and the school's first seven playoff victories in school history.

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Joe Burrow was awarded the state's Mr Football Award and Gatorade Player of the Year award as a senior in 2014.

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Joe Burrow was a standout basketball player, and was named first-team all-state at point guard his senior year.

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Joe Burrow was rated as a four-star football recruit, and was the eighth-highest ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015 according to the 247Sports Composite.

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Joe Burrow had graduated from Ohio State in three years with a degree in consumer and family financial services, and would be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.

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Joe Burrow was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week following the victory.

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Joe Burrow again earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors following a 292-yard, three-touchdown performance against Ole Miss two weeks later.

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Joe Burrow added 399 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

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Joe Burrow was again named LSU's starting quarterback heading into his redshirt senior season in 2019.

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Joe Burrow was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Offensive Player of the Week following the performance.

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Joe Burrow became the first LSU quarterback to throw for over 350 yards in three consecutive games.

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The next week, in LSU's seventh game of the season, Joe Burrow eclipsed the LSU single-season passing touchdowns record of 28 when he added four more in a win against Mississippi State.

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Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns in the game, and was again named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, sharing the latter with teammate Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

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Joe Burrow set an LSU record for consecutive completed passes with 17 during the game.

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Joe Burrow finished his 2019 season with 60 passing touchdowns, which broke the single-season FBS record previously set by Colt Brennan's 58 in 2006.

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Joe Burrow's passer rating of 202 for the season was a record until it was surpassed by Mac Jones in 2020.

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Joe Burrow was one of 58 players invited to the 2020 NFL Draft, where he was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Joe Burrow was the only rookie quarterback from his draft class to start on opening week.

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Two weeks later Joe Burrow earned his first career win by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Joe Burrow became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games.

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Joe Burrow became the first rookie in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown in a single game, and had completed more passes than any other player in NFL history during their first eight games.

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Joe Burrow was later placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.

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Joe Burrow was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week as a result of his performance.

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The victory occurred despite Joe Burrow being sacked nine times, tying Warren Moon in 1993 for the most times sacked in a playoff game and becoming the most-sacked quarterback to win a playoff game.

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Joe Burrow set a playoff record for most times sacked in a single postseason, being sacked 19 times, surpassing the previous record set by Wade Wilson in 1987, with 14.

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Joe Burrow is an avid fan of Kid Cudi, often listening to his music prior to Bengals games.

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