UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Named ACC Player, Offensive Player of Year

11/29/2017 06:25 PM

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson made more history on Wednesday, after being recognized by the ACC.

Jackson was named the ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. As a result, he becomes the only football player in the conference’s history to be named the POY and Offensive POY in back-to-back seasons.

Jackson received 51 of the 59 votes for the ACC Player of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, he was on 57 ballots for the ACC Offensive Player of the Year Award.

Jackson leads the nation in total offense this season with 4,932 yards. He has thrown for 3,489 yards and 25 touchdowns this year. On the ground, he has rushed for 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Also on Wednesday, Jackson was named a finalist for the Walter Camp Award, which recognizes the nation’s top college football player.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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