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Former Ohio State Star QB Signs With Canadian Football League

J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a passl during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - AUGUST 31: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a passl during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

J.T. Barrett has found a new home. On Friday, it was announced that the former Ohio State quarterback has signed a deal with the Edmonton Elks.

Barrett was a star at Ohio State for several years, earning All-Big Ten honors three times. He finished his collegiate career with 9,434 passing yards, 3,263 rushing yards and 147 total touchdowns.

Though he went undrafted in 2018, Barrett signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints. After that stint ran its course, he spent time on the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers. It wasn't until 2020 when he signed with the Alphas of The Spring League.

Now, Barrett has a chance to show what he can do in the Canadian Football League.

Ohio State fans will certainly be cheering on Barrett in the CFL. He was a fan favorite throughout his time in Columbus.

"You guys are getting one incredible guy and quarterback in J.T. Barrett. My Ohio state buckeyes were incredibly lucky to have him the seasons as quarterback we did," one fan said.

"I loved JT. He was the epitome of a team player and classy guy," another fan said. "A guy who gave his all even if he wasn't having a good game. No one could ever question his passion or effort during his time as A BUCKEYE."

Barrett hasn't had a lot of success at the pro level thus far, but this could be the golden opportunity he's been searching for.