Behind a season jam-packed of highlights, Lamar Jackson was crowned the Heisman Trophy Winner last night in New York. Jackson became the youngest to dawn the honor and also was the first victor in University of Louisville history.
Of the past 7 winners, all but 2 were in contention for a national championship or a playoff spot. Louisville being ranked 13th started incredibly strong but faded late with killer losses against Houston and Kentucky. Every year the heisman winner usually comes from true playoff contenders such as Auburn's Cam Newton, Oregon's Marcus Mariota, and Alabama's Derrick Henry. But sometimes there's special players who just have too good of a year to ignore, like Baylor's Robert Griffin III and Texas A&M's Johnny Football Manziel.
Jackson put up a total of 51 touchdowns over 12 games... that's 4.25 TD's a game, THAT'S ABSURD. He was the 8th best rusher in the country with 1,538 rushing yards, also adding 3,390 yards through the air. With the Cardinals bowl game against LSU, Jackson only needs 72 yards of total offense against the Bayou Bengals to achieve 5,000 yards of total offense.
Lamar Jackson's season was one of the best ever in College Football and joining the Heisman House was well deserved.
By Donald Hand