As his group prepares for the AFC championship on Sunday, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow mirrored on a time in his life that he mentioned outlined him. Earlier than he was a Heisman-winning quarterback at LSU and starring for the Cincinnati Bengals, he was a backup at Ohio State.
“Yeah, I would not be the identical participant that I’m at present with out these trials and tribulations that I went by way of there,” Burrow mentioned, per 247Sports. “I liked my time there, I keep involved with so much of folks from Ohio State and, like I mentioned, I would not be the identical participant. I feel I’m who I’m as a result of of the tough occasions that I went by way of in my profession.”
Burrow, an Ohio native, redshirted for the Buckeyes in 2015 and spent the subsequent two seasons as a backup for J.T. Barrett. He transferred to LSU in 2018 and went on to have one of the most effective seasons in faculty soccer historical past. He threw for five,671 yards and 60 touchdowns and gained each the Heisman and the nationwide title—turning into one of simply eight quarterbacks to take action in the identical season—earlier than getting chosen with the No. 1 choose within the 2020 NFL draft by the Bengals.
Now, the second-year signal-caller is only one win away from a Tremendous Bowl look—one thing Cincinnati hasn’t completed since 1989. Kick-off towards the Chiefs is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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