Joe Burrow's college legacy might be in Louisiana.
But the Athens native's past -- and likely future -- remains in Ohio.
So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that as the nation battles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Burrow is showing support for the Buckeye State. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner shared words of encouragement, as well as information regarding self quarantining and social distancing.
"This is obviously a crazy time for everybody right now and I think it's more important now than ever to listen to follow directions that the government lays out and right now they're saying to stay inside, self-quarantine, wash your hands, limit the spread of this virus so that we can flatten the curve a little bit and get back to a normal life. The only way that we can do that is if we follow instructions," Burrow said. "Everybody wants this to end as quickly as possible. We just have to do everything in our power to limit the spread of this and flatten the curve."
Burrow went on the make a plea for donations to local food banks during this trying time.
"I think something really important right now is a lot of kids in Ohio get their meals from schools," he said. "So I think donations to the food bank if you're financially able is really important for a lot of people. So everyone just stay inside, stay quarantined and go Tigers."
After initially beginning his college career at Ohio State, Burrow transferred to LSU, where he won the 2019 Heisman Trophy while leading the Tigers to a 15-0 season that ended with a victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship. With his historic college career having come to a close, the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to select Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL Draft.