Justin Fields FAQ: 11 things you need to know about the Ohio State quarterback

Justin Fields of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
Justin Fields of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) /

Everything you need to know about Justin Fields, including his transfer from Georgia to Ohio State, being on a Netflix show and his NFL Draft projection.

Justin Fields is one of the best players in college football and one of the coolest guys off the field. The Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback has a great resume in only one year in Columbus and has the team in position to contend for a national championship in 2020.

Whether you are a die-hard Ohio State football fan, a Georgia football fan who misses Fields in Athens or a college football fan looking to learn more about the Georgia native, this is the place for you.

Think of this as a Justin Fields biography that will take you through his time at Harrisburg High School to appearing on the Netflix series QB1: Beyond the Lights, playing at Georgia, transferring to Ohio State and where he projects as an NFL draft prospect.

1. Justin Fields Ohio State

Fields didn’t need any sort of time to get acclimated to Ohio State last year. Fields looked like a seasoned vet operating Ryan Day’s offense in his first year on campus. Fields played his way into the Ohio State record books, helping guide the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff. Fields was a Heisman finalist as a sophomore and is the co-favorite to win the Heisman alongside Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with 4:1 odds.

2. Justin Fields stats

Fields was sensational last year at Ohio State, throwing 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns to only three interceptions, two of which came in the Fiesta Bowl. He completed 67.2 percent of his passes and should hit or exceed 70 percent in the 2020 season as he gets more comfortable and familiar with the system on top of his natural development. Fields also ran for 484 yards on a 3.5 yards per carry average and had 10 rushing touchdowns. He’s not a full-on dual-threat but when he needs to use his legs, he is often looking downfield rather than tucking and running. What’s most impressive about the stats Fields has posted is the low interception total. Only three picks is a sign he’s a great processor and decision-maker on the field.

3. Justin Fields transfer

One of the biggest storylines of the offseason before the 2019 season was Fields transferring and speculating where he’d end up. And then once he picked the spot he wanted to transfer if he’d be granted immediate eligibility. He ended up transferring to Ohio State and was granted eligibility right away without having to sit out a year. Michigan fans may have wanted him to sit for a year but the NCAA didn’t agree.

4. Justin Fields Georgia

Fields committed to Georgia out of high school where he was either the No. 1 or No. 2 recruit behind Trevor Lawrence depending on which recruiting services you were looking at. Fields stayed in the state of Georgia while Cartersville, GA. product, Lawrence, chose to play at Clemson. Fields played as a backup to Jake Fromm as a freshman with the Bulldogs, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another four. His last touch was on an unsuccessful and ill-timed fake punt in the SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama. Georgia fans may be wondering what if Fields never transferred and if it would have led to an SEC title and playoff berth last year.

5. Justin Fields high school

Fields excelled for two years as the starting quarterback at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. He accounted for 4,187 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 2,096 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns during his starting career. He was named the MVP of the Elite 11 entering his senior season and was named Mr. Georgia Football.

6. Justin Fields QB1

In addition to being a great football player, Fields also showed an affinity for being in front of the camera during season 2 of QB1: Beyond the Lights on Netflix. Fields was depicted during his final season at Harrisburg in addition to Sam Hartman who committed to Wake Forest and Re-al Mitchell who committed to Iowa State. It’s basically the high school version of Hard Knocks or All or Nothing but instead of following an entire team, it focuses on individual quarterback talents. It’s a really good show and if you’re a fan of Fields, you should check it out.

7. Justin Fields jersey

Fields is the No. 1 player on Ohio State so it’s fitting he wears the number on his jersey. The No. 1 jersey is an honor to wear in sports and it’s an honor that Fields doesn’t take lightly. He’ll have to change his number when he gets to the NFL so this is the last chance to see Fields in a No. 1 jersey. Make sure you get yours.

8. Justin Fields height

Fields has great size for the position at 6-foot-3 and 227 pounds. He’s got a strong base, including thick tree trunks for thighs and shouldn’t have to answer any questions about his height or weight when he gets to the next level.

9. Justin Fields age

Fields was born on March 5, 1999 (age 21 years). Make sure you save that date on your calendar so you can wish him a happy birthday next year.

10. Justin Fields on Instagram and Twitter

You can follow Fields on Instagram and on Twitter. With 380,000 followers on Instagram and more than 125,000 followers on Twitter, Fields is one of the most popular college athletes on social media. If you want to get to know more about Fields and his personality and sense of humor, following on social media is a good way for behind the scenes content.

11. Justin Fields draft

Fields will be eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft. He is a projected first round pick, and likely a projected top-five pick provided he doesn’t suffer any significant injury next season. Provided there is a college football season before the 2021 draft, Fields will look to continue to improve his overall skill-set as a passer and runner. Fields has been compared to Lawrence since high school and the two will likely battle it out for the Heisman and decides who wins the national championship. Lawrence is the better pro prospect, but Fields could be the No. 2 pick with a strong junior year.

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