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Former Wichita Falls Rider standout J.T Barrett ended his Ohio State career as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in school history. On Friday, he got to take home another award.

As part of the East-West Shrine Game, Barrett was named the recipient of the Pat Tillman Award. The award is meant to “recognize the player who best exemplifies intelligence, sportsmanship, and service”. Barrett is participating in this week’s game in St. Petersburg, Florida as he looks to leave a positive impression on NFL scouts.

“J.T. Barrett is one of the great young leaders I have ever been around,” said Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer said in a press release. “On behalf of the entire Ohio State football program, I want to congratulate J.T. on this tremendous honor of being named the East-West Shrine Game’s Pat Tillman Award winner.”

Barrett left school with 39 school and conference records, including most wins in school history (38) and most touchdown passes in Big Ten history. He was also the only three-time captain in school history

“It is an honor to receive this award that holds Pat Tillman’s name,” said Barrett in a release. “The people that he impacted during his career and the sacrifice he made says a lot about the kind of man he was.”

Tony Venegas is an assistant editor with TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the El Paso region and collegiate and professional football throughout the state. Follow him on Twitter,@advenegas, and read more of his content here.

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