Ohio State Buckeyes’ J.T. Barrett named top quarterback in Big Ten

Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett celebrates with fans after a victory over Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff
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Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett celebrates with fans after a victory over Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Mike Weber named conference’s top freshman

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett won the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award Wednesday, bringing the award to Ohio State for the fourth time in five years.

Barrett, a redshirt junior, tallied 3,275 yards of total offense (2,428 pass, 847 rush). He completed 214 of his 346 passes and only five interceptions. He was responsible for 33 touchdowns (passing and rushing), the most in the Big Ten.

Barrett also won the award in 2014. Braxton Miller was honored in 2012 and 2013.

The Big Ten handed out its other offensive awards Wednesday, and the Buckeyes won two other top honors.

Senior center Pat Elflein was named Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year, following former teammate Taylor Decker, who won the award last year.

Redshirt freshman Mike Weber took home the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year. Barrett won the award in 2014. Miller won it in 2011.

In addition to Barrett and Elflein, hybrid back Curtis Samuel and guard Billy Price made the All-Big Ten First team. Weber and offensive tackle Jamarco Jones were named to the second team.

Penn State’s Saquon Barkely was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year.

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