Player Profile Justin Fields

Player Profile Justin Fields


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JUSTIN FIELDS
QB
HEIGHT          : 6-3
WEIGHT         : 228
HOMETOWN : KENNESAW, GA.
LAST SCHOOL YEAR : GEORGIA / HARRISON H.S. JUNIOR

Justin Fields, who led Ohio State to a 20-2 record and to back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances for the first time in school history, was selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was the 11th overall pick.

Fields’ selection gives Ohio State a first-round NFL Draft pick for six consecutive seasons – the second-longest active streak among all schools – and increases Ohio State’s No. 1 hold on all-time first-round draft picks to 85.

Ohio State Honors & Awards

2020: Chicago Tribune Silver Football award winner; Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year; Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year; First Team All-Big Ten; Sugar Bowl MVP
2019: Heisman Trophy finalist; Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year; Davey O’Brien Award finalist; First Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media); Second team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, CBS Sports, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association and Football Writers Association of America

Ohio State Career Overview

• 2020 team captain
• 20-2 as an Ohio State starting quarterback
• Threw for 5,373 yards – 10th at Ohio State – in just two seasons
• Also threw for 63 touchdowns – second at Ohio State – and completed 68.4 pct. of his passes (second at Ohio State) with just nine interceptions
• Rushed for 867 yards and 15 touchdowns
• Two-time (2019 and 2020) Big Ten Conference Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
• Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award winner (2020)
• Had an Ohio State school record 179.14 career passer efficiency rating, including a single season record rating of 181.43 in 2019 (third-best nationally)
• Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 after completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,273 yards while accounting for 51 touchdowns (41 passing, 10 rushing)
• Became the first quarterback in Big Ten history with 40 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs in the same season in 2019
• His 41-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2019 was the best in the country
• Most Valuable Player of the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game after throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-21 come-from-behind victory over No. 8 Wisconsin
• Became just the third Ohio State quarterback in the last 50 years – Rex Kern and Craig Krenzel are the others – to win each of his first 13 games as the Buckeyes’ starting QB
• Member of the 2020 Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List
• Enrolled at Ohio State is January of 2019 after spending his freshmen season at the University of Georgia

At the University of Georgia and Harrison High School

• Played in 12 of 14 games as a true freshman for Georgia in 2018 and was named to the coaches freshman All-SEC Team
• Completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four TDs and also had four rushing touchdowns
• Was named the SEC freshman of the week on Nov. 19 after passing for 121 yards, rushing for 100 and accounting for three touchdowns in a 66-27 win over UMass.
• A five-star prospect in the 2018 recruiting cycle by every major scouting service from Harrison High School under head coach Matt Dickmann
• Rated as the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the nation’s top-ranked dual threat QB prospect
• Awarded MVP of the 2017 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition
• Totaled 4,187 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 2,096 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns in two years as a starter for Harrison.
• Awarded 2018 Mr. Georgia Football by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta
• Named the 2017 Class 6A offensive player of the year by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and the Associated Press, in addition to being named first-team all-state by both publications
• Also played shortstop and second base for the Harrison varsity baseball team and was a highly-touted baseball prospect with MLB draft potential\

More About Justin

• Is the son of Gina Tobey, and Ivant “Pablo” and Jo Ann Claudrick Fields
• Has two younger sisters: Jaiden, a softball player at the University of Georgia, and Jessica
• Majoring in consumer and family financial services