Joe Burrow started his collegiate career at Ohio State. He played. He was just never QB1 in Columbus.
He went to LSU to start the 2018 season and proved to be successful in his transfer. In 2019, though, Burrow has taken his game to a new level.
For quite some time now, Burrow has been the Heisman Trophy front-runner and it isn’t even that close. Through his first 12 games, he has completed 78.3 percent of his passes for 4,366 yards and 44 TD compared to just 6 INT.
Again, he has stepped it up. And with his play to this point, he has LSU as the No. 2 team in the country and undefeated heading into the SEC Championship Game.
Burrow and the Tigers are playing Georgia in that game Saturday afternoon and during LSU’s first drive, something unexpected happened. Although with Burrow, we shouldn’t be surprised at anything.
Here’s Burrow’s Heisman moment:
Folks,,, Joe Burrow has his Heisman moment pic.twitter.com/a2mMo5TwNe
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 7, 2019
The former Buckeye was just looking to dump the ball off to a receiver running across the middle of the field right at the line of scrimmage. It wasn’t going to be an amazing throw from Burrow.
But, then the deflection happened. And, well, Burrow not only caught the deflection — and essentially his own pass — but he also ran roughly 25 yards down the field after catching it. Officially, it counted as a 16-yard reception.
Don’t care for Burrow’s arm? Well, you can respect his intelligence, awareness, hands and feet after that play.