UofL FOOTBALL | Jackson Named Heisman Trophy Finalist

12/04/2017 07:00 PM

Louisville junior quarterback Lamar Jackson is heading back to the Big Apple.

It was revealed on Monday night that Jackson is a finalist for the 2017 Heisman Trophy.

Jackson, the winner of the 2016 Heisman Trophy, will have a chance to be the first and only back-to-back winner of the award since Ohio St. running back Archie Griffin in 1974 to 1975.

“I’m honored to be chosen as a finalist with these two outstanding players,” said Jackson in a statement. “They both had great seasons and deserve this tremendous honor. I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for achieving this honor together.”

This season, Jackson has accounted for 42 total touchdowns and over 4,900 total yards.

He has thrown for 3,489 passing yards and 25 passing touchdowns. Meanwhile, he has rushed for 1,443 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

Joining Jackson as a finalist in NYC will be Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love.

Andrew Chernoff

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