Justin Fields

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Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 22

Weight: 228 lbs

College: Ohio State

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Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • The Chicago Bears selected the Ohio State quarterback with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
  • The Bears acquired the 11th overall selection after completing a trade with the New York Giants. The Bears received New York's 11th overall pick in exchange for Chicago's 20th overall pick, its fifth-round pick (No. 164) and the Bears' first- and fourth-round selections in 2022
  • Fields becomes just the third Ohio State quarterback in the common draft era to be selected in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Art Schlichter (No. 4 overall pick in 1982) and Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall pick in 2019)
  • Fields is the 31st Buckeye to be selected by the Bears and the first since Marcus Freeman in 2009. He becomes the only Ohio State player on the Bears 

A 6-3, 227-pounder, Fields comes to Chicago following a two-year stay in Columbus where he compiled a 20-2 record as a starter while completing 396-of-579 passing attempts for 5,373 yards with 63 touchdowns. He earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors after both of his seasons as a Buckeye while leading Ohio State to two Big Ten Championships and two College Football Playoff appearances.

Ohio State Overview:

  • Had one of the greatest statistical seasons in the history of Ohio State football as a first-year starter in 2019 when he completed 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
  • His 41-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio was the best in the country
  • Had a passer efficiency rating of 181.43, which was third-best nationally
  • Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Championship Game after throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-21 come-from-behind victory over No. 8 Wisconsin
  • One week prior, threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-27 win at No. 10 Michigan
  • Had several impressive national rankings: finished No. 3 in touchdown passes (41), total touchdowns (51) and passer efficiency (181.43) and No. 11 in completion percentage (.672)
  • In six games against teams ranked in the final College Football Playoff poll, accounted for 17 touchdowns and averaged 280 yards per game of total offense
  • Named a "champion" by the Ohio State coaching staff nine times and was the Offensive Player of the Game following wins over Florida Atlantic, Indiana, Northwestern and Rutgers
  • Accounted for multiple touchdowns in 13 of Ohio State's 14 games
  • 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

Honors & Awards

2020:

  • Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
  • First Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football
  • Preseason second-team All-American by the Associated Press

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
  • Big Ten Football Championship Game MVP
  • Second team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, CBS Sports, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association and Football Writers Association of America

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