Athens High School renames football stadium after Cincinnati Bengals QB and alum Joe Burrow

NFL franchise Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow received a true honor from Athens High School. The young QB is one of the school’s most famous alumni in their history. The school had a proposal long ago to rename their football field after Burrow. Stadium signage indicates Joe Burrow Stadium. It’s an extremely rare honor that young living athletes like Burrow achieve in modern times.

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The greatness of having a soccer ball domain with their name is won after some really special achievements. It was as a result of his speech in the Athens areas that nearly $400,000 was raised for community betterment. Bengals QB is also a Heismann Trophy winner and is currently competing with his team in the NFL playoffs. He truly embodied for the Athenian community a great human being and a player both off and on the pitch.

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Athletes who give community service and donations to improve the very humble beginnings from which they came is a very old tradition. It has been a crucial part of American sports culture since its inception.

Joe Burrow: the all-rounder

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He was by far the best who ever played in Athens High School. He was also the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year winner as both a junior and senior. Burrow also ended up landing an attractive offer to play college ball with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Burrow’s departure was so slow and difficult that he slipped under the radar during his time in Ohio.

Sep 30, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy of Reuters

He traded and took his talents to LSU and became the starting QB in 2018. He was really good in his first season, but it was the second season that really made him a legend in the college football history. Burrow wreaked havoc on opposing college defenses throwing for 60 touchdowns. In the eyes of many, it was arguably the most impressive season by a college quarterback of all time.

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He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest is history.

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