UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Named ACC Player of Year

11/30/2016 01:17 PM

University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson was named ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday.

In addition to that honor, he was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.

Jackson has broken numerous conference records and school records so far this season.

He was responsible for 51 total touchdowns in 2016, which is an ACC record. Thirty of those touchdowns were passing touchdowns, while 21 of them were rushing touchdowns.

Jackson has thrown for 3,390 yards on the season.

On the ground, Cards’ signal-caller broke Louisville’s single-season record for rushing yards in a season with 1,538 yards on the ground. Throughout the season, he amassed eight 100-yard rushing performances, which is also a UofL record.

Jackson was the runaway winner for the ACC Player of the Year. He finished with 36 votes. Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson finished second in the voting with five votes.

The UofL QB also was a runaway winner for ACC Offensive Player of the Year, getting 36 votes compared to Watson’s six votes.

Earlier on Wednesday, he was also announced as one of ten finalists for The Manning Award.

Jackson helped lead the Cardinals to a 9-3 record in 2016.

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