|Full Name:||Joe Burrow|
|Nickname:||The Tiger King, Mr. Ohio, Broadway Jeaux|
|Place of Birth:||Ames, Iowa|
|Parents:||Jim Burrow, Robin Burrow|
Joe Burrow is a quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL.
After starting his college football career as a backup at Ohio State, Burrow transferred to LSU in 2018, where he flourished. In 2019, Burrow won LSU the College Football Playoff National Championship along.
He set college football on fire with 5,600 yards and 60 touchdowns, the most in a single season in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) history. Thanks to his incredible performances, he won the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. He was selected first overall by the Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Over his high school career, Burrow passed for 11,416 yards with 157 passing touchdowns and rushed for 2,067 yards with 27 rushing touchdowns., leading his school to three straight playoff appearances. He was crowned the state's Mr. Football Award and Gatorade Player of the Year award as a senior in 2014 after his squad went 14–1 that season.
In December 2019, the Athens City School District school board unanimously approved a measure to rename the school's football stadium in honor of Burrow.
As a redshirt junior at LSU, Burrow was named the starting quarterback. Burrow was immediately effective, and he helped lead the Tigers to a 10–3 record. Burrow finished the season with 2,894 yards passing, 16 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He added 399 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. Despite the quality season, he was receiving little draft buzz, and was not projected to be drafted anywhere near the 1st round.
That all changed after a senior season for the ages, where he led the Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record, won the Heisman trophy and emerged victorious in the College Football Championship. Burrow threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns while completing 76.3% of his passes.
Burrow was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow signed a four-year, $36 million rookie contract with the Bengals in July 2020.
Burrow enjoyed a great start to his rookie career, where he became the first rookie in NFL history to record 400 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown in a game.
In Week 11, Burrow unfortunately tore his ACL and MCL while getting sacked behind the Bengals' porous offensive line. He was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Shortly after the injury, he tweeted, "Can't get rid of me that easy."
Joe Burrow has endorsement deals with Bose, Fanatics and Nike. He wore a special draft shirt customized with his 740 area code on Draft day, and soon after that, Nike released a replica available to buy in all its stores, per TMZ Sports.
Burrow signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.
Football runs in Burrow's blood. His father and brothers all played college football. Burrow graduated from Ohio State with a bachelor's degree in consumer and family financial services and was also named to the SEC's Honor Roll in both seasons at LSU, where he earned a master's degree in liberal arts in December 2019.
While at Ohio State, Burrow interned at Goldman Sachs in New York City in 2016 alongside Buckeye and Bengal teammate Sam Hubbard.
After signing his rookie contract with the Bengals, Burrow stated that he plans to save all of his contract money and instead live through endorsement income.