University of Louisville QB Lamar Jackson Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy

Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals points to his mother as he answers a question after being named the 82nd Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner on Dec. 10, 2016, in New York City.
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University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson won his school’s first Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, USA Today reports.

At 19, Jackson also becomes the youngest player to win the Heisman and the sixth player who was either a redshirt freshman or a sophomore when he won the coveted award.


“I never get emotional, but to hear my name with all of the great players … ” Jackson said. “My heart started racing. When I heard them say my name, well, I just thanked God.”

The vote tally, with points in parentheses, is as follows: Jackson (2,144), Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (1,534), Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield (361), Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook (209) and Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers (208).

Watson was the runner-up for the second year in a row.

Read more at USA Today.

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