Even though Joe Burrow is known for winning a National Championship with the LSU Tigers, the quarterback still considers himself to be an Ohio State Buckeye.
It only took Joe Burrow two seasons in the NFL to compete in the Super Bowl. Burrow did just that with the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that did not win a playoff game in over 30 years before he got the chance. It is not necessarily a shock, considering his time with the LSU Tigers, where he won the National Championship in his historic senior season.
Even though Burrow is known for his time wearing an LSU uniform, he told the media on Thursday that he still considers himself an Ohio State Buckeye, the college team he spent his first three years at. The video below comes courtesy of Adam King of 10TV.
Despite success at LSU, Joe Burrow still considers himself a Buckeye
Burrow was recruited by Ohio State all the way back in 2014 by then-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman. The four-star recruit, per 247 Sports, did not earn the starting job in his three years at Columbus. In 10 appearances, Burrow 29-of-39 pass attempts for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
After that time, Burrow transferred over to LSU and subsequently propelled into superstardom, specifically in the 2019 season. Burrow throwing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns helped the Tigers go undefeated throughout the season, culminating in a 42-25 victory over the Trevor Lawrence and Clemson. That, and he won the Heisman Trophy for his efforts.
Now, much like in his time with LSU, Burrow is competing for football’s grandest prize in his second year and has the chance to make history in the process. Even with the success he has had with LSU and Cincinnati, Burrow let everyone know that he is still a Buckeye.
Burrow and the Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET, live from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.