Joe Thomas Barrett IV, popularly known as JT Barrett, is a professional quarterback of American football. He played high school and college football for his respective school teams on an exceptional basis and showed tremendous ability, skill, and creativity with the ball, which brought his name to the lips of fans, coaches, and experts in the National Football League (NFL), even though he entered the league as an unbeaten Free Agent.
Here we learn more about JT Barrett in his biography, take a look at how he developed his career, and eventually made it to the NFL. We will also tell you who his girlfriend is and what body statistics the footballer boasts.
JT Barrett’s Bio (Age)
JT Barrett was born on January 23, 1995, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Joe Barrett and Stacy Barrett. Like his brothers, Stephen and Xavier, he has done well in their respective careers.
Joe Barrett was educated at S. H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he competed in soccer, basketball, and athletics. In soccer, he played as a quarterback with a double threat, which he mastered and met the expectations of his high school team every time he was fielded. In Raiders, JT Barrett recorded a total of 2,069 rushing yards, passing for over 2,348, scoring 30 touchdowns. His junior season had a far better statistic than his senior season due to the fact that Joe suffered a ruptured ACL injury that terminated his senior season prematurely.
However, he did not recover in time to play for his high school team. He was later accepted into Ohio State University and, after his recovery, he joined the college soccer team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, in April 2012.
When he teamed up with his teammates from the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, he sustained another injury. This time he broke his ankle during a game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and his Buckeyes team. After the injury, JT Barrett was incapacitated for the remainder of the 2014 season, and after successful surgery, he was rehabilitated in the 2015 season. After his recovery, he was back on the starting line for the 2016 and 2017 seasons with a total of 3,851 Rush Yards, 9,434 Passing Yards, 104 Passing Touchdowns with 43 Rush Touchdowns.
Among the awards and recognitions, he has received in his young career, particularly during high school, are the appointment as 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.
Upon entering the 2018 NFL Draft, JT Barrett left the draft as an undeveloped free agent, then had the opportunity to visit the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints rookie mini-camps. He decided to participate later, whereupon they signed him a three-year contract worth $1,710,000.
In case you’re wondering what really makes this boy special, JT Barrett is the most decorated quarterback in the state of Ohio and the only three-time captain in the school’s history to have led them to two big-ten titles in four years, with only six defeats versus 38 wins. So it’s only a matter of time before he shows the NFL and all football enthusiasts how good he is.
As JT Barrett begins his first professional season in the NFL, we hope he will live up to, if not exceed, expectations.
JT Barrett had a girlfriend, Alexandria Barrett-Clark, with whom he had an argument in 2014. According to reports that surfaced sometime in December, his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, called 911 to complain about domestic violence that Barrett was perpetrating on her. However, before she called, JT had also called 911 to report that he had asked his girlfriend to leave his house, but she did not want to.
Neither of them brought charges against the other, particularly Alexandria, who claimed the soccer player threw her across the room and even choked her. The relationship between the two broke up and it is believed that they are no longer together. Moreso, there are no words from the child Alexandria was with when they had their squabbles.
Body Stats: Height, Weight
JT Barrett stands at 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs up to 220 lbs (100 kg). His arm measures 32 inches while his hands are 97/8 inches. His chest, biceps, and waist measurements have not yet been reported.