Ohio State Buckeyes QB Feature: Devin Brown keeping pace with Kyle McCord for starting job

Devin Brown

Devin Brown OSU QB 2023 Buckeyes QB battle August 2023.mp3


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    Gilbert, Ariz.
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    Queen Creek & Corner Canyon (Utah)
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Ohio State Overview
• Devin was one of 13 early enrollees who arrived on campus in January of 2022
• He played a total of 15 plays in two games in 2022 – vs. Toledo and Rutgers – and red-shirted the season
• Majoring in finance
• Enters the 2023 season with four seasons of eligibility remaining
• Competed with Kyle McCord for the No. 1 quarterback role through 11 practices during the 2023 spring drills before injuring a finger and missing the final four practices, including the spring game
• Switched jersey numbers from 15 to 33, a number he wore throughout age group football and for a time in high school, and as a tribute to Sammy Baugh, a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
• He says No. 33 is “the original quarterback number”

Honors & Awards
2022: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Devin
• Was the nation’s No. 43 overall prospect and the No. 6 quarterback according to the 247Sports composite rankings
• Played his first three seasons at Queen Creek High School in Arizona and was coached by former Buckeye QB and Rose Bowl MVP Joe Germaine
• Transferred to Corner Canyon, in Draper Utah, for his senior season to play in a different offense, and he threw for 4,881 yards with 57 TDs while adding 430 yards on the ground and eight more touchdowns
• Guided Corner Canyon to the state championship game and was named MaxPreps’ Utah state player of the year
• Threw for nearly 8,000 yards and 85 touchdown passes in his 31-game high school career
• An Elite 11 finalist
• Is the son of Tammy and Andrew Brown