Where Did Joe Burrow Go To College?

Last Modified Sep 5, 2023 17:50 GMT
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow


Joe Burrow is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. Since taking over the offense of the Bengals from 2020, he has brought about a huge change within the entire franchise. He has quickly earned the respect of his fellow players and has emerged as a true leader in the dressing room. Slowly but steadily he has become the most important cog in the franchise's machine and he looks good to lead the team to yet another Super Bowl appearance.


Where was Joe Burrow Born?

Joe Burrow was born on December 10, 1996. His birthplace is Ames, Iowa, United States of America. He is the son of Robin and Jim Burrow. Burrow and his family moved to North Dakota when his father received a job for a coaching position with North Dakota State University. Post this period, the family again relocated to Ohio when Burrow’s father accepted a coaching job at Ohio University. The current Bengal's QB1 attended high school at Athens High School in Ohio where he started to play football and earned a name for himself as a young quarterback.


Coming from Ames, Burrow has come a long way to the NFL. The former number one overall pick is star among today's quarterbacks and one to watch out for in the upcoming NFL season. With more records to break, a championship to chase and a legacy to build, Burrow would be looking forward to yet another season in his NFL journey.


Joe Burrow College

The Iowa native first went to college at Ohio State University and then transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU). He began his college football career at Ohio State University after having a very successful high school football career. He later transferred to Louisiana State University due to a lack of playing time with the Buckeyes.


Joe Burrow at Ohio State University

At Ohio State, Joe Burrow redshirted his first season, prolonging his eligibility. He was the backup quarterback to JT Barret in his sophomore and junior year, playing 10 games with two touchdowns. In 2018, there was a spring game at Ohio State University to determine the starting quarterback between Burrow and Dwayne Haskins. Post the game, Burrow decided it was time for him to leave Ohio State as Haskins was going to be named starting quarterback. At Ohio State University, Burrow completed a three year degree in consumer and family financial services.


Joe Burrow at Louisiana State University

Burrow played for two seasons with LSU. He was named as the starting quarterback immediately after transferring from Ohio State. In his first season, he was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week twice.


The following year, Burrow led LSU to an undefeated season culminating with winning the SEC Championship Game and breaking the record for SEC single-season touchdowns. Furthermore, Burrow also ended up winning the Heisman Trophy over current Eagles starter Jalen Hurts. He also won the AP Player of the Year, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Lombardi Award, Manning Award, Maxwell Award, Maxwell Camp Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. To top it all, he was also named a consensus All-American.


Burrow’s football college career led him to being drafted as the number 1 pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. Since then, the 26 year old has proved himself worthy of being in the NFL and has been upgrading his game. There is no doubt that the young signal caller has a bright and exciting future ahead of him.



FAQs

A. Joe Burrow received a masters degree in liberal arts. He was awarded the degree by the interim Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences at LSU.

A. Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State University to LSU in 2018. He transferred after graduating early at Ohio State. The reason for his transfer was that Burrow felt the need for more playing time and more recognition which he was not getting at Ohio state.

A. Joe Burrow has played with the Cincinnati Bengals for a period of 3 years. He was drafted in the year 2020 by the Bengals as the 1st overall pick in the 1st round of the NFL draft.

A. Joe Burrow suffered a strained right calf muscle during training camp and has been out since. However, there is good reason to believe that he will be ready to go for the 2023 season opener. 

A. Joe Burrow became the number one overall pick when the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

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