Joseph Lee Burrow was born on December 10th, 1996, in Ames, Iowa. He was born into a football family as his father Jim was a football player and coach for over 40 years. Borrow attended Athens High School in The Plains, Ohio. He was able to lead the school to three straight playoff appearances to go along with the first seven playoff victories in school history. He would pass for 11,416 yards to go along with 157 passing touchdowns as well as rushing for 2.067 yards with 27 rushing touchdowns.

Burrow would commit to and attend Ohio State. During his tenure at Ohio State, Burrow would spend his final two years as a backup and only played 10 games. Burrow transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2018. Burrow started as QB in both seasons when he was at LSU. In his first season, he helped lead the team to a 10-3 record, including a win over with UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. Burrow was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 2019, earning over 1,800 votes more than the runner-up.

In the 2020 National Championship game against Clemson, Burrow threw for 463 yards with 6 total touchdowns (5 passing) and led LSU to a 42-25 win. He finished the season with 60 passing touchdowns, which broke the singleseason record. He also passed for 5,671 passing yards which ranks third all-time. Burrow was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft. His rookie season was then shortened by an ACL injury, but he was playing well as he threw for 13 touchdowns in 10 games. In 2021, Burrow has the Bengals looking like a serious contender and it seems to be the case for next years to come.