JT Barrett Injury: Ohio State QB Breaks Ankle vs. Michigan

JT Barrett stepped into the college football spotlight after a season-ending injury to Braxton Miller, who at the time was Ohio State’s starting quarterback and a leading Heisman candidate.

Barrett, a redshirt freshman who had never taken a single snap in a college game, proceeded to lead the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record, putting them in contention for a College Football Playoff berth.

But just as the Buckeyes were set to finish off rival Michigan Saturday, Barrett suffered a season-ending injury himself when he fractured his ankle while being brought down in the fourth quarter of Ohio State’s 42-28 win.

Barrett was carted off the field following the play, and Ohio State announced in a statement after the game that Barrett would undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The Buckeyes, ranked sixth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, play in the Big Ten championship game next weekend.