J.T. Barrett One of Four Finalists for Silver Football Award

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J.T. Barrett is up for another end of season award. Barrett was named one of four finalists for the Silver Football, an award given by the Chicago Tribune for the Player of the Year in the Big Ten. The vote is done by the head coaches of each school and a coach cannot vote for his own player.

The former Wichita Falls Rider standout has led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record and a number two spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Barrett was named Quarterback of the Year in the Big Ten earlier this week.

During the regular season, Barrett finished with 3,275 yards of total offense and 33 touchdowns. He also is responsible for more than 100 touchdowns in his career, which broke an Ohio State school record earlier this year.

Barrett’s teammate and running back Curtis Samuel is also up for the award, along with linebacker Jabrill Peppers of Michigan and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

According to Teddy Greenstein, the vote was the closest one since 2009 and there will be two winners this year. The winner will be announced by the Chicago Tribune next week.

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