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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | December 10, 2016

Heisman Trophy: Reactions to Louisville's Lamar Jackson winning 83rd honor

  Lamar Jackson received 2,144 votes, 602 more than second-place finisher Deshaun Watson.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was announced as the 2016 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner on Saturday night in New York City.

The quarterback earned 2,144 votes, which was 620 votes more than the second-place winner in Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (1,524 votes). Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (361), Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (209) and Michigan linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers (208) followed in the final voting.

On Thursday night, Jackson took home the Maxwell Award for college player of the year. 

Louisville will face LSU on New Year's Eve in the Citrus Bowl.

Check out the social media reaction to Jackson receiving the honor: 

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