Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson awarded 2016 Heisman Trophy

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals answers a question during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Lamar Jackson is the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles.

The sensational sophomore quarterback leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.

The highest honor in college football was handed out Saturday night in New York.

Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers was fifth.

Jackson, at 19 years, 347 days, is the youngest Heisman winner ever.

1 Comment

  • Clayton Bigsby

    Congratulations Lamar!! You will eventually become another in a long line of former Heisman Trophy winner NFL BUSTS!!

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