Ohio State QB Cardale Jones says he can throw the ball '80-85 yards'

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Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones throws during Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones throws during Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Even though he started the season third on Ohio State’s depth chart, Cardale Jones has always been known for having a big arm.

Now, following injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, Jones, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound redshirt sophomore, put his skills on display in wins over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and Alabama the College Football Playoff semifinal.

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But just how far can Jones throw the ball?

Jones told USA Today that he can throw the ball 80-85 yards. If that’s not impressive enough, Jones’ teammate Evan Spencer offered this:

“You guys haven’t seen all of his power,” Spencer, a senior wide receiver, said. “I’ve seen Cardale on one knee throw the ball 65 yards. I was dumbfounded. You haven’t seen everything he’s got, trust me.”

Jones’ roommate, Tyvis Powell, witnessed that throw.

"Last year, a friend was doing a project where she wanted to study quarterbacks throwing the ball with someone hitting them," Powell said. "I pushed him while he was throwing. He was still throwing 60, 70 yards off a push. Then he got down on a knee and threw it. I was like, 'This is ridiculous.' "

Jones’ longest completion has been only 47 yards. If we’re lucky, we may get to see that arm strength on display in Monday’s College Football Playoff title game against Oregon.

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