Drew Brees is still slinging the football up and down the field in the NFL.
Before he began mastering the game at the ultimate level, however, he dominated in college. During his time at Purdue, Brees set the Big Ten career total yardage record, accounting for 12,692 yards from 1997-2000.
Seventeen years had to pass, but finally, Brees’ record has been broken. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett passed Brees’ mark Friday night against USC in the Cotton Bowl, giving him the No. 1 spot.
The Buckeyes led the Trojans at the time, 24-7 in the fourth quarter. Some will criticize Barrett for a number of different things and NFL talent evaluators aren’t in awe of the three-time captain in terms of being an NFL prospect.
But, one thing is for sure. Barrett has dominated at the college level in many different aspects.