Joe Burrow is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).
He was born on December 10, 1996, in Ames, Iowa, to Jim and Robin Burrow.
His father, Jim, is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
Burrow played college football at LSU, winning the Heisman Trophy and the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship as a senior.
He was selected by the Bengals first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Joe Burrow’s background and early career
Burrow grew up in Ohio and attended Athens High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball.
He became a four-star recruit in football and was committed to playing college football at Ohio State University.
In college, Burrow started his career as a backup at Ohio State before transferring to Louisiana State University (LSU).
At LSU, he played college football and won the Heisman Trophy and the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship as a senior.
Burrow passed for over 5,600 yards with 60 touchdowns in 2019, the latter being the most in a single season in NCAA FBS history.
He won several awards and honors for his performance, including the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award.
Many journalists and sportswriters deemed the season to be the greatest ever by a college quarterback.
Burrow was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
He has since become one of the league’s top quarterbacks and has led the Bengals to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances.
Burrow is known for his calmness under pressure and has been nicknamed Joe Cool and Joe Brrr by sportswriters and other players.
He is also a leader who has the ability to rally his teammates.
Joe Burrow girlfriend
Burrow has been dating Olivia Holzmacher since 2017, whom he met while attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
She is a data scientist and Ohio State alum; she graduated from Ohio State University in 2019.
Holzmacher supported Burrow through his two seasons at LSU and when he was selected first in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bengals.
Additionally, she cheered for Burrow as he won the National Championship with LSU in January 2020.
Holzmacher posted a snap from California days ahead of the Super Bowl at SoFi stadium, where Burrow appeared in his first Super Bowl in 2022.
She is of American nationality and was born and raised in Mason, Ohio. Her father’s name is John Holzmacher, and her mother’s name is Susan Holzmacher.
According to the sources, Burrow and Holzmacher have been dating for over four years.
How did Joe Burrow and Olivia Holzmacher meet?
Burrow and Holzmacher met while they were both students at Ohio State University.
Although they started their freshman year in 2015, it is unclear exactly when they met and began dating.
They officially started dating in 2017.
The couple kept their relationship private for a while, and it wasn’t until their junior year in college that they made it Instagram official.
In August 2017, Holzmacher shared a photo of her and Joe on the OSU football field, captioning it, “10/10 …1 being the best”.
After Burrow graduated from Ohio State in early 2018, he transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU) to be the quarterback for the Tigers.
Despite the distance, their relationship continued to grow.
Holzmacher graduated from Ohio State in 2019, and currently works as a data analyst, specifically as a senior process analyst and specialist at Kroger, where she builds dashboards for the company’s online pickup and delivery services and provides insights into operational data and consumer experiences.
Throughout Burrow’s football career, Holzmacher has been a supportive presence, attending his games and often wearing his jersey number on her clothing.
They have celebrated various milestones together, including Burrow’s selection as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
What is Joe Burrow’s net worth?
Burrow’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
His rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals was a four-year deal valued at over $36 million, fully guaranteed at signing, with a $23,880,100 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $9,047,543.
In September 2023, Burrow signed a five-year, $275 million extension with the Bengals that includes $219.01 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
His average annual salary from the deal is $55 million per year.
In addition to his NFL earnings, Burrow has endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Bose, Fanatics, Buffalo Wild Wings, Nerf and Lowe’s, among others.
His endorsement earnings are estimated to be around $3 million per year.