Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a clear allegiance when it comes to his college football days, and that’s to the LSU Tigers.
Although he spent some of his college years at Ohio State, Burrow distinctly associates himself with LSU when it comes to his playing days on the gridiron.
“I always say, I went to school at Ohio State and I played football at LSU,” Burrow stated, highlighting his connection to LSU during his college football career.
Burrow’s journey included three years at Ohio State, one more than his tenure at LSU, but it’s with the Tigers that he identifies himself as a college football player. After realizing that he wouldn’t get much playing time at Ohio State due to a lack of opportunities in his first three years, he decided to change his path. He completed his degree in consumer and family financial services at Ohio State and then transferred to LSU as a graduate student.
Once he joined the Tigers, Burrow’s incredible talent and determination became evident. He had a spectacular senior season, finishing with a perfect 15-0 record, a 76.3% pass completion rate, 5,671 passing yards, 60 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. This outstanding performance earned him the Heisman Trophy, led LSU to a National Championship, and made him the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Joe Burrow’s successful transition to the NFL, where he is widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks, can be attributed to his time with LSU. He has guided the Cincinnati Bengals to the playoffs twice in his three-year NFL career, even reaching the Super Bowl.
Considering the limited opportunities he received at Ohio State, it’s no surprise that Burrow proudly identifies himself as a former Tiger when reflecting on his college football journey.