Joe Burrow Claims He Asked to Play Special Teams at Ohio State and it Was Discussed

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Certain players have an undying competitive spirit that renders them helpless when they go down with injuries. In many cases, these players beg their coaches to let them play through their ailments, but if the injury is severe enough, they have no choice but to ride on the bench.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was clearly born with this competitive passion, as evidenced by a story he shared about his time at Ohio State. Apparently, he was so desperate to get back on the field after breaking his hand that he begged coach Urban Meyer to let him play with the special teams unit.

Now that is a true love of the game. Sure, I understand wanting to be able to play your own position, but wanting to be on the field so badly that you volunteer for special teams as a quarterback? That's next level "football guy" stuff.

The Redshirt senior looks primed for a big year with the LSU Tigers, as he's equipped with a talented supporting cast. Last season, the Ohio native threw for 2,894 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. This season he'll hope to maintain those low turnover numbers while making the rest of his numbers a bit gaudier.

We already knew Burrow was talented; if there's anything we learned about the man today, it's that he'll never lack passion on the football field. Even while he was dealing with injury, Burrow was constantly looking for ways to help his team out.