Joe Burrow’s Mother, Robin Burrow

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Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman, and in the case of NFL player Joe Burrow, she is none other than his mother, Robin Burrow. She, indeed, is Joe’s biggest supporter & inspiration.

The top pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, Joe Burrow, signed with Cincinnati Bengals & even led them to the Super Bowl LVI but lost. He plays as quarterback for the Bengals on a four-year rookie deal through the 2023-24 season.

Joe’s mother played a significant role in shaping him as an NFL prodigy. Through his high school to college career & now in NFL, Robin’s always had his back.

In fact, when Burrow was in Ohio State for college football, she used to drive 70 miles to do his laundry.

A mother’s love is unparalleled!

Robin Burrow, The Mother Of NFL Player Joe Burrow
Robin Burrow, The Mother Of NFL Player Joe Burrow (Source: Instagram)

While carrying out her administrative duties as a school principal, she would make time to groom an athletic career of her own.

And thanks to those efforts, she is now a proud mother of the 2022 Pro Bowl Joe Burrow.

Want to know more about Joe’s mother, Robin, her family details & career? Get all your answers here.

Quick Facts

Full Name Robin Burrow 
Birthday October 29
Birthplace United States
Age  In her 50s
Religion Christianity
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name  N/A
Gender Female
Profession School Principal
Famous As Mother of Joe Burrow 
Nationality American 
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Eye Color Hazel Green 
Hair Color Blond
Favorite Sports Football 
Marital Status Married 
Husband Name Jimmy Arthur Burrow 
Kids  Joe, Jamie, and Dan Burrow
Siblings N/A
Net Worth Under Review
Social Media Twitter
Merch of Joe Burrow  Signed Jersey, Bobblehead
Last Update February 2024

Joe Burrow’s Mother | Details On Robin Burrow

Robin Burrow is famous as the mother of NFL player Joe Burrow. Besides being an NFL mom, she is also the principal of Eastern Elementary School in Appalachian Meigs County, Ohio.

Moreover, she serves on the board of the Appalachian Children’s Coalition, an organization whose goal is to enhance the health and well-being of children in their region. She explicitly addresses children’s mental health.

Robin is an American of white ethnic background. Though further detail on her family background or early life remains a mystery.

Her birthday is on October 29, but the exact year of her birth is not known. She seemingly is in her 50s.

Supportive Mother | Drove To College To Help With Son’s Laundry

No matter how much a child grows up, a mother never gives up on her duties to her kids, the same was for Robin Burrow.

When Joe enrolled at Ohio State after Athens High School, she would drive 70 miles from Athens to Columbus to do her son’s laundry. The NFL player admitted that it was embarrassing that he didn’t do his laundry.

As per Robin, her son’s professional athletism became apparent while in high school. And when he expressed an interest in sports, the Burrows made a concerted effort to find opportunities to play at a higher level.

Joe Burrow With His Mother Robin And Father Jimmy
Joe Burrow With His Mother Robin And Father Jimmy (Source: Twitter)

Later in 2018, Joe Burrow transferred to LSU to play with the Tigers in his junior season. But this distance wouldn’t keep his mother, Robin, from attending his football games.

In an interview with KALB-TV in February 2022, Mrs. Burrows & her husband, Jimmy, talked about their concerns as parents for their son’s safety. They would reportedly check if the helmet was fitting & shoulder pads were in place.

Robin Burrow Husband | Meet Joe Burrow’s Father

There is no denying that the Heisman Trophy-winner Joe Burrow picked athletic interest from his father Jim Burrow (70 years old), a former player & retired coach.

Even though there is not much detail on how Joe’s parents: Robin and Jim Burrow, met, they seemingly have been in deep love ever since.

As reported, Robin Burrow is the second wife of Jimmy Burrow, aka Jim Burrow, but no further information on his previous marriage is out.

Robin Burrow With Her Husband Jimmy Burrow
Robin Burrow With Her Husband Jimmy Burrow (Source: The Columbus Dispatch)

In 2019, her husband, Jimmy, retired as a football coach from Ohio State University after 14 years. He was Ohio State’s ass. head coach & defensive coordinator from 2005 to 2019.

Speaking of his retirement, Jim Burrow told the Daily Advertisers that he could now join his wife, Robin, in his son Joe’s senior year games at LSU. In 2018, Joe’s mother had to take most of his games alone.

Coaching & Playing Career Insight 

Prior to Ohio State, Jim Burrow’s coaching career was in:

  • North Dakota State (2003–2004): As defensive coordinator
  • The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (2001-02): Graduate assistant
  • Ames High School (1995-98, 1999-2000): Assistant coach/head coach
  • Iowa State University (1987-1993, 1994): Co-defensive coordinator & defensive backs coach
  • Washington State University (1981, 1982-86): Tight ends coach/defensive backs coach

Moreover, Joe Burrow’s father Jim played college football at Ole Miss before transferring to Nebraska.

A 1976 NFL draft of the Green Bay Packers, he played three games with the team before playing for Canadian National League teams: Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders, and Ottawa Rough Riders.

With the Alouettes, Jim made up to three Grey Cup finals and won a championship in 1977.

Although Joe has acknowledged that he does not enjoy sliding, his parents are concerned about his rough play. In order to protect himself from potential injuries, Jimmy said he would like to see his son dodge hits and slide more frequently. 

Robin Burrow Has Two Step Sons

From her husband’s previous relationship, Robin Burrow is the mother of two stepsons: Jamie and Dan Burrow. Both brothers played for Nebraska.

At 5 years old, Joe watched his brother Dan play college basketball. And when he was 6, his brother Jamie started as a middle linebacker, and his father coach on the sideline during the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Joe Burrow With His Father (Left) And Brother Dan (Right)
Joe Burrow With His Father (Left) And Brother Dan (Right) (Source: The Daily Advertiser)

As reported, Burrow’s brother Dan is a 2001 graduate, and Dan is a 2004 graduate of Nebraska State University.

Currently, Daniel C. Burrow lives in Houston, Texas. 

Joe Burrow’s Mother | Net Worth & Earnings

Robin Burrow’s current net worth is not out, but she allegedly owns hundreds of thousands of dollars.

She works as a principal of Eastern Elementary School. Her salary could be in the 5-digit figure.

As for her son, Joe Burrow, the young NFL star is already in the pool of millions of dollars.

Burrow’s estimated net worth is $10 million as of February 2024, given that, his earnings from three NFL seasons record $30.62 million.

Joe Burrow plays for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL (Source: Instagram)
Joe Burrow Plays For The Cincinnati Bengals In The NFL (Source: Instagram)

Joe became the first overall draft of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft, with other notable picks like Chase Young, Jeff Okudah, Andrew Thomas, Tua Tagovailoa, & Justin Herbert.

On July 28, 2020, he signed a four-year contract worth $36.1 million with the Bengals, that guaranteed all the money. The deal saw him a $23.8 million signing bonus that accounts for $9 million in annual earnings.

For the 2022-23 season, Joe Burrow made $895K in base salary along with a $5.9 million signings bonus & $3 million roster bonus. His base salary for the 2023-24 season is $1.01 million.

Most notably, the LSU alumnus led the team to Super Bowl LVI but lost to the LA Rams.

Charity Works

During the 2019 Heisman Trophy speech, Joe Burrow rose voice for food insecurity awareness that prompted many to donate to food banks in Ohio and Louisiana.

Joe founded The Joe Burrow Foundation in October 2022, which is committed to solving food hardship and children’s mental and behavioral health.

The NFL player along with his parents: Robin and Jimmy Burrow run the non-profit where they serve as the foundation’s vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively.

Moreover, Joe’s girlfriend Olivia Holzmacher also supports him in his campaign.

Over $35,000 was raised in donations in the first week after the nonprofit’s launch. The Burrows intend to establish endowments, build food pantries, and collaborate with neighborhood governments in southeast Ohio, Cincinnati, and Baton Rouge.


How good is Joe Burrow in NFL?

Burrow is the first quarterback in NFL history, according to StatMuse, to have two games with at least 500 total yards & four touchdowns. The previous year, he defeated the Ravens by throwing for 525 yards and four touchdowns.

Why does Joe Burrow wear those glasses?

While enjoying the spotlight, Burrow was questioned about the meaning of the spectacles, but he made no mention of paying homage to Downey, an icon in the world of eyewear. He didn't mean anything by it; he just thought they were really cool.

How many 400-yard passing games does Joe Burrow have?

Burrow made NFL history by being the first player to have five games with 400 or more passing yards in his first three seasons of playing. In addition, he owns three of the top five throwing performances in Bengals history, including the game in which he recorded a franchise-high 525 passing yards.


Prajita Karki
Prajita Karki
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