Yesterday, J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten's Quarterback of the Year, an honor that wasn't surprising given his statistical dominance over the year, raising him to the level of Heisman candidate. It's easy to forget that Barrett is just a freshman, but the Big Ten conference didn't.
After naming him their Freshman of the Week a record seven times during the season, the Big Ten tabbed Barrett with their Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award.
Over the year, Barrett threw for 34 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, and 2834 yards, while completing 64.7% of his passes. Barrett threw for over 300 yards in a game four times, and also rushed for 938 yards and 11 more touchdowns. Again, not a bad season for somebody who wasn't even supposed to see the field until next season, if at all.
Congrats to Barrett on an excellent year, and best wishes on his recovery.