Heisman Trophy: Reactions to Louisville's Lamar Jackson winning 82nd honor
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:
The trophy suits you, Lamar. pic.twitter.com/nsxMyUWQHH— NCAA Football (@NCAAFootball) December 11, 2016
Jackson, Louisville's first player to win college football's most coveted individual award, is the youngest player to win @HeismanTrophy.— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 11, 2016
It's an honor and a privilege to play the "Heisman winner. Look forward to it#Lsu vs Louisville— Godchaux (@dgodch1) December 11, 2016
Lamar Jackson is just 3rd player in FBS history to record 30 Pass TD and 20 Rush TD in a single season.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 11, 2016
He joins Cam Newton and Tim Tebow. pic.twitter.com/ajKYUmrhYB
Heisman results:— NCAA Football (@NCAAFootball) December 11, 2016
1. Lamar Jackson - 2,144
2. Deshaun Watson - 1,524
3. Baker Mayfield - 361
4. Dede Westbrok - 209
5. Jabrill Peppers - 208 pic.twitter.com/JMMmFtNxyG
Heisman winner and his coach. pic.twitter.com/drfrMTYSaR— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 11, 2016
Bobby Petrino: "I was very nervous. I had no idea how the vote was going to come out."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) December 11, 2016
Congratulations to 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. A great player and a great young… https://t.co/3a58sVzZW6— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) December 11, 2016
What I love about that speech is how real it was. Always cool as a cucumber, you could tell how truly overwhelmed he was with the honor.— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) December 11, 2016