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Football: Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett to play in East-West Shrine Game

J.T. Barrett points up to a crowd of Buckeye fans prior to the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett has one final collegiate game against USC in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, but he has already begun to consider his professional football career.

Barrett accepted an invitation to showcase his talents in the East-West Shrine Game, the game announced Tuesday.

The game, which features players looking to impress scouts ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft held in April, will take place  Jan. 20 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will be shown on NFL Network.

The quarterback will be joined by Ohio State teammates, linebacker Chris Worley and left tackle Jamarco Jones in the Shrine Game.

Barrett completed 229-of-354 passes (64.7 completion percentage) for 2,939 yards, including 35 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions in the 2017 season. He holds dozens of program and Big Ten records, including the school passing yard record, the program’s single-season passing touchdown record and the Big Ten career touchdown passes.

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