4. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
The Buckeyes quarterback had the most unfortunate ending to his season possible as he left the game against Michigan in the fourth quarter with a leg injury, but Ohio State held on for a 42-28 win to improve to 11-1. Barrett had three total touchdowns against the Wolverines to increase his total to 45.
Even though he will not play again in 2014, Barrett still deserves recognition for his accomplishments and statistics. This is all considering that Ohio State became a serious national title contender after being counted out following a season-ending injury to Braxton Miller. Nobody would have expected a freshman to take over and help the Buckeyes offense not miss a beat.
Stats: 2,834 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 64.7 completion percentage; 171 carries, 938 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns