It’s finally official: Louisville Football’s Lamar Jackson is the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner and the 1st in school history.
History has been made tonight, as Lamar Jackson became the first Louisville football player to ever win the Heisman Trophy. He had already won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award this week (both are given to their player of the year).
However, Jackson winning the most-coveted individual award in all of college football is a moment Louisville fans will never forget.
There was a little bit of buzz this week that Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had closed the gap, but I think we all knew that the Jackson’s lead was too far for anyone to catch up to.
The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner finished the season with 3,390 passing yards for 30 touchdowns and 1,538 rushing yards for 21 touchdowns.
The Cardinals finished the regular season on a sour note after losing two straight games to Houston and Kentucky. However, those two losses couldn’t seem further away as every Louisville fan is guaranteed to have a smile on their face right now.
Lamar Jackson and the Cards will now move on from this prestigious award and turn their focus to the LSU Tigers.
Louisville must fix their turnover issues before they meet up with the Tigers on December 31st, but until then, we are all going to enjoy the fact that a Louisville Cardinal just won the Heisman Trophy.
This was one small step for Lamar Jackson, one giant leap for the Cards.
The Louisville football program is going to benefit from this award immensely. The national attention has been terrific for the Cards this season, but this Heisman Trophy will help in ways that we cannot even imagine yet. It still hasn’t sunk in, however let’s say it again: Lamar Jackson just won the most-coveted award in all of college sports.