The most impressive number for Joe Thomas Barrett is three: The number of times he was named a team captain for Ohio State. That's the first time it has happened in the school's long history. Barrett only needs six passing or rushing touchdowns in 2017 to break Drew Brees' record of 106 career touchdowns. He actually scored 45 times as a redshirt freshman (he sat out 2013 recovering from a knee injury suffered in high school), which was a Big Ten record. Barrett stepped in for Braxton Miller (lost to injury) to start his first college game and went 11-1 before breaking his ankle against Michigan. He was the Big Ten's Quarterback and Freshman of the Year in 2014, received freshman All-American recognition, and even finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after putting up 2,834 passing yards and 938 rushing yards. He was also the second-most efficient passer in the country, behind Heisman winner Marcus Mariota (34 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 64.6 completion percentage). Cardale Jones beat Barrett out for the starting job at the start of the 2015 season, however, as Jones' play taking over for Barrett the previous year led the Buckeyes to a national title. He eventually got back in the starting lineup for five (4-1 record) of the team's final six games (playing in 11 total for the year), completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 992 yards and 11 scores with four interceptions. Barrett also ran for 682 yards and 11 scores on just 115 carries. Barrett earned the starting job back for 2016, leading the team in all 13 games (11-2 record) and again winning the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award and bringing the Buckeyes back to the College Football Playoffs (despite not going to the Big Ten Championship Game). He threw for 2,428 yards and 24 touchdowns against just five interceptions, completing a career-low 61.8 percent of his passes. Barrett also terrorized defenses by running for 847 yards and nine touchdowns. He won his third Big Ten Quarterback of the Year Award in 2017, starting all 14 games for the Cotton Bowl-winning, 12-2 Buckeyes, completing 64.7 percent of his passes (240-371) for 3,053 yards, 35 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.