UofL FOOTBALL | 2017 Heisman Trophy To Be Awarded Saturday

12/08/2017 05:13 PM

The 2017 Heisman Trophy will be awarded to one of three star college football players on Saturday night in New York City.

The three finalists for the award this year are Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love.

Should Jackson win, it would be his second straight Heisman Trophy, as he won the award last year for his performance during the 2016 season.

On Friday, Jackson spoke about whether or not there was any pressure on him heading into this season after winning college football’s biggest award last year:

Although Jackson won the award last year, many experts believe that Mayfield is the favorite to win it this year.

Of course last year, Jackson wore a unique outfit, highlighted by a red blazer, the night of the ceremony. Mayfield says he cannot top that:

Mayfield though says he has a good relationship with Jackson, who he got to spend time with at last year’s Heisman Ceremony:

Andrew Chernoff

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