Joe Burrow is the quarterback for the National Football League team Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow played college football at both Ohio State and LSU. As a senior at LSU, he won the Heisman Trophy and the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was the first player picked by the Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After an injury cut short his rookie year, Burrow came back strong in his second year and led the Bengals to their first playoff win since 1990 and a spot in Super Bowl LVI. This ended the longest active playoff drought in the four major North American sports.
Early Years and Education
Joseph Lee Burrow was born in Ames, Iowa, in the United States on December 10, 1996. He is Robin and Jim Burrow's son. Jim used to play football and coach the sport for more than 40 years. Burrow was born in Ames, Iowa when his father was a coach at Iowa State University. “The Burrow athletic lineage goes back nearly a century,” says a 2019 article in Sports Illustrated.
In the 1940s, his father's grandmother scored 82 points in a basketball game, which was a state record for Mississippi. His grandfather on his father's side played basketball at Mississippi State. His uncle, John Burrow, played football at Ole Miss (the University of Mississippi), and two of his older brothers also played football at Nebraska.
He was five years old when he went to the 2002 Rose Bowl. His father was an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, so he was able to take him. He started playing in youth football leagues not long after that.
Burrow's father, uncle, and brothers all played defense, but he started as a quarterback because no one else on his first youth team could do that. When his father got a job as the defensive coordinator at North Dakota State University in Fargo in 2003, the Burrows moved to North Dakota.
When Jim went to see Dan Enos in his office one day, he said that Joe, who was only seven years old at the time, had a bright future in football. Before Jim took a job as the defensive coordinator at Ohio University in Athens, the Burrows lived in Fargo for two years.
Burrow went to Athens High School in The Plains, Ohio, from 2011 to 2014. He helped the school make the playoffs three times in a row and win its first seven playoff games in school history. During his career, he threw for 11,416 yards and scored 157 touchdowns.
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He also ran for 2,067 yards and scored 27 touchdowns on the ground. As a senior in 2014, he won the Mr. Football Award and the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the state. That year, he and his teammates on the Bulldogs went 14–1 as a team. He was also a very good basketball player.
In his senior year, he was named first-team all-state as a point guard. The 247Sports Composite said that Burrow was a four-star football recruit and was the eighth-best dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015. On May 27, 2014, he promised to play football for Ohio State.
The Athens City School District school board voted unanimously in December 2019 to change the name of the school's football stadium to honor Burrow.
Is Joe Burrow Gay?
No, Joe Burrow is Not Gay and His Sexual Orientation is Straight. Aside from that, he hasn't said anything about his sexuality as of yet. In fact, he seems to have a girlfriend right now, which is talked about below:
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Who is Joe Burrow Dating?
Joe Burrow is in a relationship with Olivia Holzmacher, his longtime college sweetheart. His girlfriend is a famous person from the United States who used to play volleyball.
Joe Burrow and Olivia Holzmacher may have met for the first time in 2015 at Ohio State University, where they both went to school. The pair began dating in 2017.
After a great senior year with the LSU Tigers, Joe won the 2019 Heisman Trophy. The Cincinnati Bengals also picked him with the first pick in the NFL Draft for 2020. He's been with his girlfriend for five years.